List of UK Employer Awards

With tools like Glassdoor and Indeed Company pages encouraging jobseekers to research potential new employers, it is important that you make a great first impression. There are lots of great companies out there that have a great service/product, but don’t have the time to research and enter competitions. This is more true for HR departments that might have very high levels of employee engagement and offer a great work environment, but they just don’t have the time to research the Employer Awards that they could run for.

With this in mind, we thought we would do the research for you. See below for a list of some of the most prominent awards that our research found. If you have any feedback or suggestions for this list, please feel free to contact me on


Name of Awards Hosted By Website Link Categories
Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For The Sunday Times Multiple Categorires including: The Times Top 50 Employers for Women The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies The Times Best Big Company The Times Best Small Companies
Great Place to Work Awards Great Place to Work Multiple Categorires including: Best Place to Work: Small Best Place to Work: Medium Best Workplaces
Top Employers for Working Families Working Families Multiple Categories including: Best Flexible Working Initiative Best for Modern Families The Innovation Award Best for Flexible Recruitment
UK Business Awards Awards International & Cranfield School of Management Multiple Categories including: Sector Specific Awards Discipline Specific Categories People People Awards
SME National Business Awards SME National Business Awards Multiple Categories including: The Green Business Service Excellence Not for Profit Business of the Year Business of the Year less than 50 Employees Community Business of the Year
UK Excellence Awards BQF Multiple Categories including: UK Excellence Award Innovation in Diversity and Equality Award Innovation in Employee Engagement award
Best Places to Work UK Glassdoor,22.htm
The Peer Awards for Excellence The Peer Awards for Excellence Four Categories are: Corporate Responsibility Customer Engagement People & Performance Information Security
PLC Awards 2017 PWC Multiple Categories including: Best Investor Communication Growth Award Sustainability Award Company of the Year CEO of the Year
Profit Track 100 The Sunday Times
SME Awards SME Awards Multiple Categories including: Family Run Business Retailer Community Minded Company Environmentally Minded B2B SME
UK Private Business Awards PWC Multiple Categories including: Social Enterprise of the Year Award Rising Star Award International Business of the Year CEO of the Year Family Business of the Year
British Small Business Awards and Multiple Categories including: Technology Provider of the Year Micro Business of the Year Small Business of the Year Online Business of the Year Sole Trader of the Year
Top Track 100 The Sunday Times
National Business Awards UK Lloyds Bank Multiple Categories including: The Customer Focus Award Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year The Samsung Innovation Award Leader of the Year Award
Top Track 250 The Sunday Times
Top Employers UK Top Employers Institute
The National Diversity Awards National Diversity Awards Multiple Categories including: Positive Role Model Awards Community Organisation Awards Diverse Company Awards People Awards Multiple Categories including: Candidate Experience Employee Engagement Programme Employer Brand Campaign Rewards & Benefits Diversity In-House Recruitment Team
Employee Benefits Awards AON Multiple Categories including: Most Engaging Benefits Position Best flexible benefits plan Best pensions communications
The British LGBT Awards Natwest
Britain’s Most Admired Companies BMAC
The National Undergraduate Employability Awards NUE Awards Multiple Categories including: Top Undergradute Employer Best Small to Medium-sized Employer Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign
Investor in People Awards Investors in People Multiple Categories including: Best Newcomer Excellence in Leadership & Management
Personnel Today Awards Personnel Today Awards Multiple Categories including: Award for Excellence in Employee Relations Award for Employee Benefits Employer Branding Award