The TIARA Talent tech star Awards

The TIARAs recognise and celebrate excellence in the recruitment and talent acquisition industry

The Talent Tech Star Awards shine a spotlight on the best solutions for employers and recruiters.

Join our campaign to highlight the vital role of talent tech in releasing human potential.


Building upon a 20-year pedigree, the TIARAs are a campaign to recognise the most exemplary businesses in the global talent acquisition industry. Focusing on excellence in delivery, innovation with impact, sustainable value and growth, the TIARAs support TALiNT’s mission to help employers find and keep the people they need.

The TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards shine a spotlight on the HR and Recruitment Technology providers enabling excellence in talent acquisition. Our campaign highlights the vital role of Talent Tech Stars in improving recruitment and productivity, and the value of their contribution to the UK economy.


Simon Devonshire OBE


Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to Dept BEIS. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £20m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up at seed-stage.

Simon was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for services to enterprise in the 2016 New Years Honours List.

Devyani Vaishampayan


Devyani is the Managing Partner of the HR TECH Partnership. Its People TECH Fund invests in Employee/Talent Digital Technology start-ups and its Human Capital Digital Innovation Hubs help corporates/HR teams learn and experiment around the ‘Future of Work’.

Prior to this, Devyani has been an International and multi-sector Group CHRO and board member for organizations across various industries such as Citibank, AT&T, British Gas, Rolls Royce and Petronas. Devyani is considered a Thought Leader around the Future of Work and blends a unique perspective of digital innovation/investment along with the practical perspective of a practitioner.



Parveen Dhanda is Head of Programmes (Founders’ Network, Rising Stars, Fintech, Cyber, Applied AI  Upscale & Future Fifty) at Tech Nation, which supports companies including Just Eat, Shazam, Zoopla and Skyscanner.

Parveen mentored CEOs as part of the Cherie Blair Foundation, following her Executive MBA, and she was the Chair for Cass Entrepreneurs Network. Prior to this, Parveen worked in the IT sector for 18 years as a Global PM and running the London City Incubator at City University.