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Finalists Revealed for the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2022

Published: 9 May 2022

We have announced the shortlist for our 2022 Best Practice Awards. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.  

Now in their thirteenth year, Working Families’ Best Practice Awards showcase and celebrate employers who are offering flexibility for all their people and going above and beyond in their support for parents and carers.  

The winners will be announced at an awards event at Vintner’s Hall on 8 June 2022, with the official event partner Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions.

Employers from a diverse range of sectors from across the UK have competed to catch the judges’ attention in 10 categories. The shortlisted organisations are:  

Best for Mothers – sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Fragomen LLP
Macfarlanes LLP
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Best for Fathers

British Army
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Wates Group

Best for Carers & Eldercare   

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Phoenix Group

Best Family Network   

Bank of England
Santander
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Best for Mental Health & Wellbeing – sponsored by Investors in People

Arnold Clark
Northern Lighthouse Board
Santander

Best for Flexible Working

People Untapped
SF Recruitment
Telescope Group

Best for Flexible Recruitment 

Hill Dickinson LLP 
Slalom  
SF Recruitment

Best Small Employer

SenseOn Tech
SF Recruitment
TPP Recruitment Ltd

Best for All Families – sponsored by Fastn

Santander
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Wates Group

Guest Award – Best for Supporting Fertility and Pathways to Parenthood – sponsored by Fertifa

Bank of England
British Army
NatWest Group

Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families said: 

“We’re thrilled to have had so many impressive entries to select from this year. A massive congratulations to our finalists, who come from across the board but who are all leading the way in creating supportive working cultures and showing what successful flexible working can look like.”

“It’s so encouraging that, as we emerge from the pandemic, so many employers are responding to the evidence that flexibility doesn’t just work, it can work better. Our remarkable finalists are helping to highlight the benefits of family-friendly policies and cultures for everyone. They have found solutions that work both for the employees and the business, and are reaping the rewards of a more productive, more engaged workforce.”

Denise Priest, Director of Employer and Strategic Partnerships at Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions, said:

“We’re proud to partner with Working Families for this year’s Best Practice Awards. These awards are deeply connected to what we do as for more than 30 years we have been delivering innovative work and family solutions, helping families and employers look forward to a brighter future. It’s a fantastic platform to recognise UK employers whose stand-out cultures and practices demonstrate that they understand that all employees perform better if the organisation supports their work-life balance. Research shows that life is becoming more stressful, not less, so let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the employers who are helping to reduce some of the emotional load for their working parents.”


Find out more about the Best Practice Awards 2022

Working Families is the UK’s work-life balance charity. We help working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.

We provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work. We give employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce. And we advocate on behalf of the UK’s 13 million working parents, influencing policy through campaigns informed by ground-breaking research.