Judging of the Family Friendly Employer Awards 2017 – we have our Winners!

Judging has taken place and we are delighted to have picked the winners of the Family Friendly Employer Awards 2017 who will be announced at our annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the luxury Galgorm Resort and Spa on Tuesday 26th September.

The number of applications to the Awards increased significantly this year, illustrating the commitment being made by a broad range of small enterprises, public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises and larger private sector companies to accommodate their employees in helping them to strike a realistic and sustainable work-life balance.

The Awards’ esteemed panel of judges are comprised of (L-R):

  • Jeanette Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Ulster University,
  • Julie Taylor, MD of Integrity NI,
  • Colin Jess, Director of Social Enterprise NI,
  • Maxine Orr, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors, and
  • Gavin Walker, Editor of Business First (absent from photo).

An overall winner, along with one winner and two highly commended for each of the following categories has been chosen:

  • Small Medium Enterprise/Micro Business
  • Public Sector
  • Large Private Sector
  • Charity/Social Enterprise

While the names of the winners remain a closely guarded secret, if you are interested in who is represented in each category follow us on Twitter as we will be announcing organisations in each category next week!

The Awards Ceremony is now fully booked but, if you are unable to be there on the day, we will be live tweeting so you can keep up-to-date with the winners as they are announced.

The Awards are sponsored by leading solicitors firm Worthingtons Solicitors who specialise in employment law.