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Best Practice Awards

The 2019 Working Families Best Practice Awards are now CLOSEDThe winners will be announced at London’s Vintners’ Hall on 20th June 2019.  

Meet the Judges for 2019

Working Families’ annual Best Practice Awards recognise UK employers whose stand-out cultures and practices demonstrate that they deeply understand that all employees perform better when they have some degree of flexibility over when, where and how they work ‒ and that employees will be more productive if the organisation supports their work-life balance.

The shortlist for 2019 has been announced:

Best for Mothers 

  • Barclays 
  • FYXER 
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 
  • Mum & You 

 Best for Fathers 

  • Response IT 
  • Deloitte 
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 

Best for Carers & Eldercare 

  • Barclays 
  • Centrica 

Best Flexible Working Initiativesponsored by NHS Employers  

  • MHA Larking Gowen  
  • Suffolk County Council 
  • Global Witness 

Best for Embedded Flexibility– sponsored by Arnold Clark  

  • Freestyle 
  • Deloitte  
  • Morgan SindallConstruction & Infrastructure

Best for Flexible Recruitment 

  • Suffolk County Council 
  • Arnold Clark 

Best for Line Manager Support 

  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 

Best Innovation – sponsored by ILF Scotland  

  • Waltham Forest Council 
  • Arnold Clark 

Best Returner Programme – sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada  

  • Barclays  
  • Allen & Overy 
  • Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
  • Natwest Markets 

Best Family Network 

  • Barclays  
  • Royal Bank of Scotland 
  • Sky 

Best for Mental Health & Wellbeing – sponsored by Schroders  

  • Deloitte 
  • QBEInsurance Group 
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 
  • Financial Ombudsman Service 

Best Small Private Sector Employer 

  • Response IT 
  • 9-2-3 Jobs 
  • Slalom 

Media Partner

We are delighted that HR Magazine are our media partner for the 2019 Best Practice Awards.


Consider sponsoring an award and underscoring your organisation’s reputation as a workforce-attuned employer and leader in the agile-working field. Our awards sponsors are in good company: the calibre of nominees is high, and the awards event attracts attendees from some of the UK’s biggest, most recognised and prestigious employers.

2019 Best Practice Awards sponsorship