Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards 

2017 categories and judges announced!

The Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards brought to you by Family Friendly Working Scotland and our media partner HR Network celebrate progressive employers that have successfully embedded family friendly and flexible working practices. The awards recognise best practice, innovation and sustainability.


Free to enter one or more of these awards:


• Best large private sector employer
• Best small and medium enterprise employer
• Best public sector employer
• Best third sector employer
• The Carers Scotland best for carers and eldercare
• Best for innovation in family friendly and flexible working


Winners will be announced at a sparkling afternoon tea in March 2017. All finalist organisations will be offered complimentary attendance at this event.



icon-quote"We work with employers of all sizes from all industry sectors, supporting them to create a family friendly working environment."


Judging Panel

The Judging Panel for the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2017

Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO, Working Families

Hugh Aitken, Director, Confederation of Business Industry Scotland (CBI Scotland)

Bonnie Clarke, Director of Scotland, Badenoch and Clark

Ann Henderson, Women's Officer, STUC

John McLeish, Chairman of The Scottish Tartans Authority and Senior Human Resources Expert

Craig Morris, Policy Lead, Scottish Government

Linda Urquhart OBE, Chair of Morton Fraser, Chair of Investors in People Scotland and Co-Chair of Fair Work Convention


Register your interest for 2017

Previous Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards

The winners of the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards were announced on 10th March 2016 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh. Pat Kane appeared as keynote speaker at the STEfWF 2016 Awards Ceremony. #ffwsawards17


View our Photo Gallery from the 2016 Awards.


If you want to read more about the excellent family friendly practices of the 2015 and 2016 finalists and read their case studies, click the images below to view the full PDF brochure.

2015 finalist case studies


2016 finalist case studies



2016 winners

Best Large Private Sector Employer

Winner - Scottish Power

Highly Commended - BAE

Finalist - Barclays

Finalist - Emtec

Finalist - KPMG

Finalist - Maclay Murray and Spens

Finalist - RICS (Scotland)


Best Large Public Sector Employer

Winner - Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highly Commended - North Ayrshire Council

Finalist - Hanover Housing Association

Finalist - Scottish Water


Best Small Employer

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Winner - Quorum Network Resources Limited

Finalist - Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd.

Finalist - Flexiworkforce

Finalist - Milnbank Housing Association

Finalist - Provista UK Ltd

Fathers Network Scotland Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

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Winner  - Barclays

Highly Commended - Scottish Parliament

Finalist - Scottish Water


The Parenting Across Scotland Best for Childcare Award

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 Winner - Milnbank Housing Association


The Carers Scotland Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

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Winner - West Dunbartonshire Council

Highly Commended - Standard Life                    



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