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list of UK employer awards 2021.

Adrian McDonagh

If you can take the time to apply for these kinds of employer awards, you can use them to help attract the best candidates when recruiting

With tools like Glassdoor and Indeed encouraging jobseekers to research potential new employers, it's important that you make a great first impression. There are lots of great companies out there that have a great service/product, but don’t have the time to research and enter competitions. This is more true for HR departments that might have very high levels of employee engagement, and offer a great work environment, but they just don’t have the time to research the Employer Awards that they could run for.

If you can take the time to apply for these kinds of employer awards, you can use them to help attract the best candidates when recruiting. Here's an example of how the winner of the 2021 UK's Best Mid-sized Companies to work for, use their award on the jobs page on their website:

We know you're busy, so we thought we would do the research for you! See below for a list of some of the most prominent awards that our research found. If you have any feedback or suggestions for this list, please feel free to contact me on

name of awards                                       hosted by                                       

Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For    The Sunday Times                                    

Great Place to Work Awards                                 Great Place to Work                                

Top Employers for Working Families                  Working Families                                     

The Dons                                                                    UK Business Awardst                          

SME National Business Awards                            SME National Business Awards            

UK Excellence Awards                                             BQF                                                               

Best Places to Work UK                                           Glassdoor                                                   

The Peer Awards for Excellence                            The Peer Awards for Excellence           

PLC Awards 2020                                                        PLC                                                        

Profit Track 100                                                          The Sunday Times                                  

Building Public Trust Awards                                  PWC                                                           

British Small Business Awards                   & 

Top Track 100                                                            The Sunday Times                                       

National Business Awards UK                              Lloyds Bank                                                

Top Track 250                                                            The Sunday Times                                        

Top Employers UK                                                   Top Employers Institute                             

The National Diversity Awards                            National Diversity Awards                  People Awards                                                                           

Employee Benefits Awards                                   AON                                                            

The British LGBT Awards                                       Natwest                                                      

Britain’s Most Admired Companies                     BMAC                                                            

The National Undergraduate Employability Awards        NUE Awards                                  

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