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About the awards

The Best Workplaces Awards highlight great employers, brands and businesses as high trust, engaging and high performing organisations and employers of choice. Read more..


The Awards evening promises all the glitz and glamour for which UK’s Best Workplaces Awards is renowned. Click here for all the details.

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Join us on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at Tobacco Dock, London. Make sure you don’t miss out on your team table. Click here to secure your tickets.


The Best Workplace awards are the UK’s most highly regarded and sought-after workplace awards. The methodology that drives them is the same process that many organisations use as part of their employee engagement programme – the Culture Audit© which assesses the management and HR practices that help create the organisation’s culture, and the Trust Index© employee survey which measures how employees experience that culture. Organisations who are recognised as Best Workplaces in the UK also have the opportunity to be recognised as a European Best Workplace. Multinationals can also be recognised at global level through the World’s Best Multinational Workplace awards.


If you’d like to be recognised as a Best Workplace in 2019, then register today.

As well as the opportunity for external recognition, being recognised as a Best Workplace offers all these additional benefits:

  • Understanding of your organisation’s culture from your employees’ perspective.
  • In-depth and comparative assessment of your people practices.
  • Comparative analysis of your organisation’s overall performance – e.g. how do you compare with the UK national average, best-in-class organisations like the UK’s Best Workplaces or other benchmarks such as size or sector.
  • Sharing of best practice and excellence – gain insights into what other organisations do across a range of key management and HR practices known to be critical in creating an engaged and high performing workplace.

Click here to read more.


Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from over 7,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We share our insights through our events and publications.


Great Place to Work® UK’s Best Workplaces Awards™ continues to impress judges across multiple industry awards.

In 2017, at the Awards Awards UK’s Best Workplaces Awards™ won a gold trophy for ‘Best Awards by an Association’ and silver for ‘Best Managed Awards Event’.

The Awards have also been honoured as a Finalist in the 2016 Conference Awards.

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Visit our website for more info www.greatplacetowork.co.uk

Call us on 0870 6088780 for a no-obligation chat

Email us at info@greatplacetowork.co.uk


T: 020 7880 6208

E: bookings@bestworkplacesawards.co.uk 



The UK’s Best Workplace Awards are considered the ‘gold standard’ of employer awards. The Awards presentation celebrated organisations who deliver excellence in people management and engagement, and honoured more than 100 organisations who had been awarded the coveted Best Workplace status.

Independently assessed through a rigorous and unique process, those on the list had proven they had cultivated a workplace culture built on trust and engagement, supported by innovative people management practices.



Guests are invited to Tobacco Dock on Wednesday 25 April for this year’s UK’s Best Workplaces Awards. The evening will embrace the glitz and glamour for which the Awards are renowned.

Dress code: Black tie


Drinks Reception: 18.30

Welcome: 19.15

Dinner is served: 19.45

Awards presentation commences: 21.45

After party: 23.00

Carriages: 00.30

Timings are subject to change


Address: Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Situated at the heart of London’s thriving enterprise zone, Tobacco Dock is near to the Tower of London and within striking distance of the Tech City and London’s Financial District.

Nearest stations:
Shadwell (Overground/DLR) – 5 minute walk
Wapping (Overground) – 7 minute walk
Tower Hill (District/Circle Line) – 15 minute walk


On-site parketing is available via Park Jockey, starting from £5 per day.

Please refer to the map on Park Jockey page for additional car parking facilities.



Are you interested in gaining premium exposure to a targeted audience Chief Executives and HR leaders of some of the UK’s most influential organisations? This is your opportunity to align your company and brand with some of the most progressive people-focused organisations in the UK and benefit from exposure and publicity across Great Places to Work® print and digital platforms.


For more information about sponsorship opportunities get in touch today.

Sponsorship Sales
E: sponsorship@bestworkplacesawards.co.uk

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE AWARDS? Email sponsorship@bestworkplacesawards.co.uk

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  4. FinancialForce
  5. Fleet Alliance
  6. Liquid Personnel
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  17. National Instruments Corporation (UK)
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  21. Liberty IT
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  29. Hitachi Data Systems UK
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  49. General Mils UK
  50. Ketchum
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  19. Marshall Motor Holdings PLC
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  31. KFC UK&I
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  5. Propellernet
  6. Impact International
  7. R Twinings & Company
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  9. Fleet Alliance
  10. Baringa Partners
  11. National Instruments Corporation
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  27. OPEN Health
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  30. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
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  49. TD Securities
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  4. Admiral Group
  5. REL Field Marketing
  6. Rackspace
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  8. Hilton Worldwide
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  12. Volkswagen Group
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    Goodman Masson Ltd
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  3. Centor Insurance & Risk Management Ltd
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  6. Broadgate Mainland
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  10. Kindred Agency
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  2. Impact International
  3. National Instruments Corporation (UK) Ltd
  4. Liquid Personnel
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  6. Baringa Partners
  7. Goodman Masson Ltd
  8. Madgex
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  10. Brand Learning
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  12. UKFast
  13. Autodesk
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  20. Taff Housing Association
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  23. NetApp UK Ltd
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  25. SC Johnson
  26. Total Jobs Group Limited
  27. Lansons
  28. People's Postcode Lottery
  29. Virgo Health Ltd
  30. Sofitel
  31. Liberty Information Technology Ltd
  32. Adecco UK Ltd
  33. Amigo Loans
  34. MarketMakers
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  36. Office Angels
  37. Computer People
  38. General Mills UK Ltd
  39. Financial Force
  40. Medtronic Ltd
  41. Spring Technology
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  44. TD Securities
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  3. Admiral Group plc
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  6. Rackspace
  7. Hyatt
  8. Pentland Brands
  9. Diaego
  10. McDonald's Restaurants
  11. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  12. Great Places Housing Group
  13. Swansway Garages
  14. Rational Group
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  16. EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd
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  18. Wyndham Worldwide - UK
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  20. Volkswagen Group United Kingdom
  21. Accor Hotels UK
  22. Wragge & Co LLP
  23. KFC
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  26. L&Q
  27. Mercedes-Benz Retail Group Ltd
  28. Frontier Agriculture Ltd
  29. Virgin Media
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In 2017, winners of the UK’s Best Workplaces Awards stepped back into the Roaring Twenties at a splendid evening hosted by all round brilliant comedian Alexander Armstrong. The evening embraced the nouveau riche, fantastic class and all things gorgeous. Guests were treated to all that made the Gatsby era one to remember, including fun, flash, gin rickeys and casino entertainment.

The winners of the 2016 UK’s Best Workplaces Awards were announced at a carnivale awards ceremony at Westminster’s Park Plaza, London. The Awards, held in April 2016, were a fiesta celebrating the 100 organisations on the 2016 rankings. Winners sambaed to the stage to collect their trophy from the host, Hugh Dennis, before hitting the dance floor and shaking a tail feather or two!

The 2015 Awards were a show-stopping evening of celebration and cheer hosted by television news personality Huw Edwards. Tom O’Byrne, CEO of Great Place to Work® said:  “The 1940’s cinema themed event was an outstanding success, with a more than 800 people gathered to hear where their organisation had been ranked. I am absolutely delighted at the success of all our 100 Best Workplaces.”



We hope that this site will answer most of your questions. If you have any other questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact the team.

Event enquires: 020 7880 6208 or booking@bestworkplacesawards.co.uk
Sponsorship enquiries: 020 7880 6230 or sponsorship@bestworkplacesawards.co.uk
By post: Best Workplaces UK 2018, Level 5, 78 Chamber Street, London, E1 8BL
Great Place to Work®: Switchboard: 0870 608 8780



The official Great Workplaces publication will be distributed with the Guardian, HR Director, HR Magazine and Sunday Telegraph, delivering a combined readership of more than 2.236 million!



If you’d like to know more about how you can take part in the next UK’s Best Workplaces Programme, simply visit www.greatplacetowork.co.uk and complete the online form. A member of the Great Place to Work® team will contact you – without obligation – to discuss your options.