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Top employers for working families announced

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Working Families has revealed its list of the top employers for working families in 2014.

The top ten organisations are not ranked, but presented as a list of the companies that scored highest in the marking. They are named in the Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark.

The categories considered include the quality of flexible working policies and work/life integration programmes.

For the second year there is a list of the top SMEs for working families, called the Small Employer Benchmark.

There are also special awards for categories such as the Cityfathers best for all stages of fatherhood award – won by The London School of Economics and Science.

The Scottish Government walked away with the E-ON Best for engagement award and Centrica was awarded the National Grid award for flexible working.

Working Families chief executive Sarah Jackson praised the named companies for their "inspiring policies" and support for flexible workers and carers.

Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark top 10 (in alphabetical order

American Express

Barclays plc

Centrica

Citi

Deloitte

EY

KPMG LLP

Northern Trust

Southdown Housing Association

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Small Employers Benchmark top 11 (in alphabetical order)

Brand Learning

CiC Employee Assistance

Digital Mums

Feminarum Magazine

Forster Communications

Freestyle Interactive

iCrossing UK

Newydd Housing Association

Sacker and Partners LLP

SEAP

University of Bristol Students’ Union

List of special award winners

The Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

Winner: The London School of Economics & Political Science

Finalist: National Grid

Commended: Citi

The Citymothers Best for All Stages of Motherhood Award

Winner: Barclays plc

Commended: PageGroup

Finalist: Lloyds Banking Group

Finalist: University of Lincoln

The E-ON Best for Engagement Award

Winner: American Express

Finalist: Northern Trust

The DTCC Best for Innovation Award

Winner: Scottish Government

Commended: Informa Business Information

Commended: The London School of Economics & Political Science

Finalist: Lloyds Banking Group

Finalist: RBS

The Centrica & Carers UK Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

Winner: Islington

Finalist: The London School of Economics & Political Science | Case Study

The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award

Winner: Centrica

Commended: BT Group plc

Finalist: Barclays plc

Finalist: American Express

Commended: Lloyds Banking Group

The Childcarescheme Top Small Family Friendly Employer Award

Joint Winner: Brand Learning

Joint Winner: CiC Employee Assistance