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Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards

Our Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards celebrate progressive employers that have successfully embedded family friendly and flexible working practices. The awards recognise best practice, innovation and sustainability across all sectors and sizes of organisations.

 

 

Awards-brochure2017 Winners

2017 award winners were announced in front of a 150 strong audience of business leaders on 9 March 2017, at a sparkling afternoon tea at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. Keynote speakers at the event were Jackie Kay, Scots Makar and Bob Keiller, Chairman of Scottish Enterprise.

 

You can read our 2017 ‘Winners Stories’ in our specially commissioned brochure.

 

Photographs from our 2017 Awards can be viewed in our photo gallery.

 

Our awards press release can be downloaded here.

 

David Drysdale memorial award - read all about the winner of this inaugural award.

 


 

Awards winners   [Photo by Martin Windebank]

[Photo by Martin Windebank]


 

 

 

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

2017 winners

 Best Large Private Sector Employer

 

Winner:
Lloyds Banking Group

 

Highly Commended: 

FanDuel

Finalists: 

DWF LLP

Maclay Murray and Spens LLP

Sky

 


 Best small and medium enterprise employer

 

Winner:
Pursuit Marketing

 

Finalists: 

Provista UK Ltd

Quorum Network Resources Ltd

Solve HR Ltd

 


 Best public sector employer

 

Sponsored by 1253043_1-MMS_Logo_Long-300x54

 

 

Winner: West Dunbartonshire Council

 

Highly Commended: 

The University of the West of Scotland

Finalists: 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Independent Living Fund Scotland

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority

North Ayrshire Council

 


 Best third sector employer

 

Winner:
Inspiring Scotland

 

Highly Commended: 

Routes to Work South

Finalists: 

Housing Options Scotland

Kibble Education and Care Centre

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

SCVO

 


 The Carers Scotland best for carers and eldercare

 

Sponsored by Print

 

 

Winner: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

 

Highly Commended: 

NHS Lothian

Finalists: 

Scottish Water

West Dunbartonshire Council

 


 Best for innovation in family friendly and flexible working

 

Sponsored by  sp

 

 

Winner:  
Virgin Money

 

Finalists: 

BAE Systems - Naval Ships

DWF LLP

Sky

Solve HR

 


 David Drysdale Memorial Award

 

Winner: 
Independent Living Fund Scotland

 

The David Drysdale Memorial award was created by Fathers Network Scotland in memory of its late founder and CEO. It honours the company judged to have contributed most to creating a father-friendly workplace.

 

The inaugural award in 2017 went to the Independent Living Fund Scotland, a young and small organisation built from the ground up to support fathers with flexible conditions modelled by its leadership. Read all about the winner here.