Employers Urged to Enter Annual Family Friendly Awards

Celebrating Family Friendly Working Practices

Employers from every industry across the UK are being urged to enter the 2017 Family Friendly Employer Awards!

Organised by Employers For Childcare, the annual Awards are the perfect opportunity for businesses to showcase their commitment to helping their employees achieve a balance between their work and family lives. Whether it’s through the provision of childcare vouchers, flexi-time or even an extra day off work, the Awards recognise and reward those who go above and beyond legal requirements to provide and actively promote family friendly working practices.

Employers For Childcare Chief Executive Marie Marin believes the Awards are a great way to not only meet like-minded employers but also provide an opportunity to share best practice advice, inspiration and practical ideas to improve employee welfare.

“This year we are encouraging companies, large and small from across the UK to put themselves forward and to shout about the great initiatives they have in place. We are delighted to have Jonathan Jenkins, the newly appointed CEO of London’s Air Ambulance as our keynote speaker,” she says.

The Awards are sponsored by Worthingtons Solicitors who specialise in employment law. Maxine Orr, a Partner in the firm commented “We are delighted to sponsor the Family Friendly Employer Awards. Workplace equality can only improve if we support parents and give them, regardless of their gender, an incentive to return to work. A diverse and happy workplace is a productive one therefore it should be recognised and rewarded.

There are four award categories:

  • Public Sector Organisation
  • Large Private Sector Company
  • Small Medium Enterprise or Micro Business
  • Charity or Social Enterprise

Organisations wishing to enter the Awards should visit Family Friendly Employer Awards or email hello@employersforchildcare.org for more information and to receive an application pack.

The deadline for entries is Friday 4 August 2017 and winners will be announced at a special lunch at the luxurious Galgorm Resort and Spa on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Get in touch for more information or call 028 9267 8200.