Have you achieved a significant increase in market share or won new clients due to an investment in your people?

Has your transformation programme delivered the new customers and increased productivity as planned but also high levels of employee engagement?

Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people, this Award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent – and how being an employer of choice contributes to sustainable growth. Judges will look for evidence of how employees are engaged in strategic goals and company values, and how human and supporting resources have been optimised to achieve and sustain commercial and competitive success. They will also look at investment in people, initiatives to create a more collaborative culture, and the impact this has had on commercial performance.

Open to PLCs and private companies, public and third sector organisations, this Award will recognise the enterprise that has driven demonstrable excellence in the following key areas:

•      Employee development, retention and recruitment

•      Diversity and inclusion

•      Leadership and management

•      Innovation and operational excellence

•      Employee Communication/feedback mechanisms

•      An embedded ethical culture

•      Creative and collaborative customer service

•      Improved financial performance

Core criteria Proportion of overall score

Growth: 10%

Innovation: 15%

Employee engagement: 20%

Customer service: 15%

Leadership: 15%

Organisational Ethics & Policies: 15%

Financial performance: 10%



Previous winners

Weston College - 2019

UKFast - 2018

Alderman Tooling - 2017

"Winning Employer of the Year at the National Business Awards shows UKFast's prospective employees and our clients that we’re serious about building and upskilling an amazing team to build new tech and continue our outstanding growth trajectory." 


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