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Top Employers for Working Families announces Special Awards shortlist


Public, private and voluntary sector organisations have been shortlisted for a Special Award in this year’s Top Employers for Working Families, for which HR magazine is a media partner.

The shortlist for each Special Award category is:

The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award


Allianz Insurance UK



Dell Corporation Ltd

The Deutsche Bank Best for Innovation and Engagement Award

American Express

Ashurst LLP

Deloitte LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

The Legal & General Best for Carers Award


Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Registers of Scotland

Best for Career Progression

Henmans LLP

Jaguar Land Rover

Best for Mothers

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Deutsche Bank

Everything Everywhere Limited

The Children's Trust

West Mercia Police

Best for Fathers


Henmans LLP

Registers of Scotland

The London School of Economics and Political Science

The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards 2011, sponsored by Computershare Voucher Services, recognise organisations across the UK who do the most to support their working parents and carers. Founded by the work-life charity, Working Families, the awards have been designed to recognise innovation and creative thinking in designing family-friendly policies. They also spread the word on best practice and encourage pioneering approaches to improving working lives and building business success.

For more information including summaries on the shortlisted entries, click here.

Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families said: "It's inspiring to read how the Top Employers for Working Families awards finalists are developing workplace policies to support people who need to balance work and home responsibilities. Our research shows that employers who support their staff's work-life balance by offering flexible and family-friendly working will benefit from a committed and loyal workforce".