Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards

2017 Finalists announced!

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


The categories recognises Scotland’s outstanding employers of all sizes, which have created jobs and working environments in which employees can thrive and achieve excellence:



Best Large Private Sector Employer



Lloyds Banking Group
Maclay, Murray and Spens LLP


Best small and medium enterprise employer



Pursuit Marketing
Quorum Network Resources Ltd
Solve HR


Best public sector employer


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Independent Living Fund Scotland
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
North Ayrshire Council
University of West Scotland
West Dunbartonshire Council


Best third sector employer


Housing Options Scotland
Inspiring Scotland
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
Routes to Work South


The Carers Scotland best for carers and eldercare


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NHS Lothian
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Scottish Water
Standard Life
West Dunbartonshire Council


Best for innovation in family friendly and flexible working


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BAE Naval Ships
Solve HR
Virgin Money


Winners will be announced at a sparkling afternoon tea on 9th March 2017 featuring Jackie Kay MBE, the National Poet for Scotland and Bob Keiller, Chairman of Scottish Enterprise. All finalist organisations will be offered complimentary attendance at this event.



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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


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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