2024 Shortlist

Congratulations to our 2024 UK Company Culture Awards finalists. Be sure to download your badges below and start shouting about your success!

FINALIST ASSETS

BEST WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS INITIATIVE (AGENCY)

Brandfuel

— Feeling Good Day

GingerMay

— Forging a new standard for mental health in PR

BEST WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS INITIATIVE (IN-HOUSE)

Shieldpay

XPS Pensions Group

— “Thriving together”

BEST WORKPLACE HEALTH & WELLBEING AWARENESS INITIATIVE (AGENCY)

Distinctly

— Thriving Together Wellbeing Month

Goodstuff

— Feelgood at Goodstuff, Leadership MHFA Programme with MHFA England

Honchō

Liberty Marketing

Luminous & IMI

— Think Twice

BEST CHARITABLE/CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE

Berry Bros. & Rudd

— Cycling 325 Miles to Raise £325k for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Brightbulb

— Mince Pie Marathon

Oban International and YMCA DownsLink Group

— ‘Recycling an Office and Enriching Lives’

Redbrain & Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

— A Change for Good

NEXT GENERATION INITIATIVE

Aspect

— Inspiring the next generation

Briggs Hillier

— ROOTED IN DESIGN: Nurturing Talent, Cultivating Careers

Reflect Digital

— Accelerating Careers: Educating & Inspiring the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

WeDiscover

— Early Careers Scheme

ESG PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Intersoft

— Sustainability Initiatives

Ogury

— A transformative, sustainability-focused company

Yorkshire Garden Centres

BEST FLEXIBLE WORKING POLICY

Cooper Parry

— 100-80-100

GingerMay

— Building Flexible Working Into Our DNA

Nest

— Co-creation of our approach to hybrid working

Product Madness

— Flexible Working Initiative

Sysdoc

— WorkStyle

SYZYGY

— Where Flexibility and Productivity Thrive!

BEST CULTURE TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE

BMJ Group & Culture15

— Closing the Culture Gap

BPL

Collegiate UK

— Company Vision, Purpose and Values initiative

EMIS

— Becoming an employer of choice

Honchō

Jen Lewis & Avetta

— #OneAvetta Safe, valued & Growing

PPWD Consulting and Southeastern

— Transformative workplace initiatives, delivering impactful results and cultural change

REBEL

Tryzens

— UGR Culture Transformation Initiative

BEST DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) INITIATIVE

MMGY Global

Skyrise

— Updating our operating system. Open and ongoing conversations about DEI

XPS Pensions Group

— Championing Menopause-Inclusive Excellence

REMOTE WORKING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Bird Marketing

— Flock Together

durhamlane

— The world is your workplace

Reboot

— The remote digital agency putting work-life balance first!

Tryzens

— FlexWork

BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Collegiate UK

— Vision, Purpose & Values Internal Communications Campaign

Product Madness

— New Company-wide Internal Communications Strategy

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions

— The WRS Roadmap

BEST EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (AGENCY)

Brightec

— Engineering Career Framework

Distinctly Academy

GCI Health

— Levelled Up Learning Programme

Goodstuff

— Manager’s Academy Training Programme

MMGY Global

— Hills Balfour Promotion Readiness Process

n-fuze

— Artworker Development Programme

Performics & Google Strive

BEST EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (IN-HOUSE)

Appdrawn Software Development

— Personal Career Ladder

Bidwell Henderson

— Trainee Law Costs Draftsperson Training Programme

DRPG

— Horizons

Fair Ways

— RiiSE Therapeutic Training Programme

BEST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME (IN-HOUSE)

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

BEST ONBOARDING/INDUCTION PROGRAMME

durhamlane

— Selling at a Higher Level

Goodstuff

— Onboarding & Training Programme 2023

Liberty Marketing

The EMIS Induction Bot

— A great start for everyone

BEST HR SOFTWARE OR TOOL

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

BEST WORKING ENVIRONMENT (LOCATION)

Lead 365

SmartBear Bath

Stockport Homes Group

— Cornerstone

Wiser

BEST WORKING ENVIRONMENT (HYBRID)

Hallam

— The Future of Work

Honchō

— The Old Barn

n-fuze

— The Oasts

Product Madness

Shieldpay

BUSINESS CULTURE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Daniel Burleigh

— Cuckoo

Liam Hynes

— Wilderness Agency

Caroline Jones

— Cooper Parry

Ndeshi Shipanga

— Anything is Possible

ESG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dan Archer

— Visiting Angels

Alistair Graham

— emc3

Tom Guy

— The 10 Group

Chris Jones

— BMJ Group

Jemma Peers

— Top Banana

Natalie Temple

— Peaky Digital

James Thomas

— Intersoft

Victoria Usher

— GingerMay

ESG TEAM OF THE YEAR

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

B-CORP COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Impression

Yoyo Design

REMOTE TEAM OF YEAR

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

BEST HR TEAM OF THE YEAR

Cooper Parry

— The People Team

Cuckoo People Team

Homes for Students

— People & Culture Team

TrunkBBI

Yorkshire Garden Centres

MOST INNOVATIVE CULTURE

64 Million Artists

Anything is Possible

Infinity Nation

Lead 365

Skyrise

Top Banana

Visiting Angels

WeDiscover

BEST TEAM CULTURE

Alfred

Apax

Aspect

Coolr

Corecom Consulting

Found

Impression

Jean Edwards Consulting

Octopus Electric Vehicles

Perform Partners

Reflect Digital

BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR (PUBLIC SECTOR/NOT FOR PROFIT)

There is no shortlist for the category, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR (IN-HOUSE)

Argyll

emc3

Intersoft

Kene Partners

Octopus Electric Vehicles

Product Madness

Visiting Angels

BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR (SMALL)

Aspect

Driftime Media

eComOne

Hello Earth Agency

Lead 365

Noble Performs

Oyster Design

Pier

Principal. Global Events

REBEL

WIRO

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BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR (MEDIUM)

Alfred

Ascent Group

— www.ascent-group.co.uk

Distinctly Digital

n-fuze

Propeller

Reflect Digital

StrategiQ

WeDiscover

BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR (LARGE)

Anything is Possible

Broadlight Group

connective3

Coolr

DRPG

Hallam

Impression

Top Banana

TrunkBBI

Wiser

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Testimonials

We’re immensely proud and grateful for this recognition and the kind words from the judges. At the Awards ceremony, it was hugely inspiring to be amongst businesses and individuals who share our vision and commitment to fostering positive transformations in both corporate and workforce culture.
Tech City Teams
Our thanks to Don’t Panic Events for celebrating companies that care and nurture their workforces. SmartBear is proud to be amongst those recognised in the 2023 UK Company Culture Awards in the category of Best Working Environment (Location). After all, it’s all about people.
Smartbear
We’re honoured to have received this award which gives recognition to all of the fantastic development programmes our People team have put in place to help grow and develop each individual across our agency.
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