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Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category. For further clarification on the judging criteria, click here, or visit the How To Enter page for more information on guidelines and entry fees.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Health Initiative Awards

The importance of health, particularly mental health, and wellbeing in the workplace is essential to a happy and productive workplace. Employers have a duty of care and looking after their teams and providing encouragement, support and facilities is an integral part of Company Culture. Judges want to recognise initiatives that tackle workplace problems, support staff, promote wellbeing and reward good work that builds strong relationships and employee engagement.

Best Workplace Mental Health Awareness Initiative (Agency)

Judges are looking for clear mental health initiatives that promote discussion and challenge harmful culture for the benefit of individuals and the business.

Best Workplace Mental Health Awareness Initiative (In-house)

Judges are looking for clear mental health initiatives that promote discussion and challenge harmful culture for the benefit of individuals and the business.

Best Workplace Health & Wellbeing Awareness Initiative (Agency)

Judges are looking to celebrate a culture of openness that reflects on the health and wellbeing of each and every individual, and their needs in relation to work/life balance.

Best Workplace Health & Wellbeing Awareness Initiative (In-house)

Judges are looking to celebrate a culture of openness that reflects on the health and wellbeing of each and every individual, and their needs in relation to work/life balance.

Best Charitable/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

This award recognises the great work companies, and their teams undertake to support their local community and charities.

Next Generation Initiative

Young talent is the future of business and this award celebrates initiatives that engage, support and develop their youth so that they can become leaders in their field someday soon.

Best Flexible Working Policy

Judges are looking for employers that put the individual at the heart of their working policy to ensure work life balance that benefits both parties.

Best Employee Reward Scheme – Small Agency

This award celebrates and recognises an exceptional reward or bonus scheme in an agency with less than 50 employees. Judges are looking for innovative schemes that all employees can be involved in and benefit from.

Best Employee Reward Scheme – Large Agency

This award celebrates and recognises an exceptional reward or bonus scheme in an agency with more than 51 employees. Judges are looking for innovative schemes that all employees can be involved in and benefit from.

Best Employee Reward Scheme – In-house

Judges are looking for innovative employee reward schemes that the whole company can be involved in, and benefit from.

Best Culture Transformation Initiative

You are to be applauded. Judges are looking to celebrate an organisation that has undertaken a cultural initiative that has positively impacted on individuals, business productivity and profitability.

Best Inclusion and Diversity Initiative

Judges are looking to celebrate an organisation that has undertaken an inclusion and diversity initiative that has positively impacted on individuals, business and culture.

Best Creative branding for a Business Culture Initiative

VOI/Tools Awards

How do we effectively monitor and report on the impact of company culture on the business, and on the efficiency of initiatives, flexible working and HR influences? Judges want to hear about the tools which are effective in helping transform company culture.

Best Employer Wellbeing VOI Tracker (Agency)

This award is for a tool that effectively measures VOI in relation to wellbeing and that is integral to improving company culture further.

Best Employer Wellbeing VOI Tracker (In-house)

This award is for a tool that effectively measures VOI in relation to health and wellbeing and that is integral to improving company culture.

Best HR Software or Tool

This award if for a HR software / tool that is measuring engagement, employee satisfaction and health and wellbeing and influencing future initiatives and programmes.

Best use of Technology, Data & Analytics for Business Culture

Data has been gathered and now the focus is on your most important asset the people. This award celebrates data that keep your employees at the heart of company culture decisions and contributes to VOI.

Development & Training Awards

Exceptional training and development programmes have a huge positive impact on the bottom line. Judges want to hear about structured, implemented and monitored training and development initiatives that form an integral part of the company culture, and that positively impacts on both the retention and addition of new talent.

Best Employee Development Programme (Agency)

It is human nature to want to learn and progress. Judges want to hear about development programmes that have helped ensure employees reach their potential.

Best Employee Development Programme (In-house)

It is human nature to want to learn and progress. Judges want to hear about development programmes that have helped ensure employees reach their potential.

Best Apprenticeship Programme (Agency)

Apprentices are able to develop a broader and more specialist range of skills and knowledge in a career they are committed to. Judges want to see programmes that encourage and nurture beginners whilst developing their skills and opportunities.

Best Apprenticeship Programme (In-House)

Apprentices are able to develop a broader and more specialist range of skills and knowledge in a career they are committed to. Judges want to see programmes that encourage and nurture beginners whilst developing their skills and opportunities.

Remote Working Awards

2020 and 2021 saw remote working become the norm due to the challenges of COVID-19. Remote working can be difficult to implement, support and manage, but businesses UK wide have risen to the challenge. Judges want to hear about best practice case studies which demonstrate how you and your team have adapted, thrived and profited in a new remote working environment.

Remote Team of Year

This award recognises that teams who are working remotely are still innovative, creative and successful, despite their scattered locations.

Remote Working Initiative of the Year

This award recognises the initiatives that are: helping employees feel a sense of belonging; ensuring communication is easy and consistent; encourages knowledge sharing and team spirit and maintains productivity. We know it’s not easy, but we know you are achieving it.

Working Environment Awards

The working environment is an integral part of company culture, it is a space that encompasses the values and beliefs of your organisation. Safe, warm, fun, inclusive – we want to know how your environment came into being, how it has evolved and how it supports the productivity and ethos of your business. If you and your team are working remotely how have you re-created and re-positioned your environment. Judges want to see detail and photographs of the UK’s best workplaces.

Best Working Environment (Location)

The offices! Or should we say work and play spaces.

Best Working Environment (Remote)

The virtual environment you have created to ensure health and wellbeing is maintained.

Individual Awards

Leadership Award

Company Culture is achieved through exceptional leadership, judges are looking for a leader who has demonstrated how to create a winning culture that inspires exceptional results and attracts, motivates and retains talent.

Business Culture Ambassador of the Year

This award celebrates an individual who has and continues to shape company culture in your business. They could be working at any level, but without them your company culture would not be the success it is.

Team Awards

These awards recognise and celebrate exceptional businesses that nurtures, achieves and develops through initiatives embedded in their company culture - teams who work and play together to achieve outstanding success. These awards are the ultimate of culture accolades – tell us why you are the best organisation in the UK to work for!

Best Team Culture

Best Agency to Work for (Small – Under 50 Employees)

Best Agency to Work for (Large – Over 51 Employees)

Best Company to Work for (In-House)

Best Company to Work for (Public Sector/Not for Profit)