Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards

2016 winners 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.

The winners of the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards were announced at a sparkling afternoon tea on 10th March 2016 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh. Pat Kane appeared as keynote speaker at the STEfWF 2016 Awards Ceremony. #ffwsawards16

View our Photo Gallery from the 2016 Awards.

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

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


Judging Panel

The Judging Panel for the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2016

Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO, Working Families

Lauren Paterson, Employer Engagement Adviser, Skills Development Scotland 

Craig Morris, Policy Lead, Scottish Government

Sam Pringle, Co-Chair, Fathers Network Scotland

Clare Simpson, Project Manager, Parenting Across Scotland

Sue McLintock, Senior Policy Officer, Carers Scotland

Ann Henderson, Women's Officer, STUC

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


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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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