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Working Families awards shortlist revealed

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Public and private sector organisations from across the UK have been selected for the 2013 Top Employers for Working Families Awards shortlist.

The awards, now in its fifth year, recognise UK organisations that have developed successful policies and practices to support work-life balance and career development for working parents, carers and flexible workers.

Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families said: "The standard of entries for this year's Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards has been exceptionally high.

"The finalists clearly realise the value of supporting parents, carers and flexible workers and have developed inspiring and innovative policies and practices to do so."

The final winners of the Special Awards and the A-Z list of Top Employers for Working will be announced exclusively by HR magazine on 24 September.

The finalists for each award category of Top Employers for Working Families are:

The E-ON Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

British Gas

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

London School of Economics

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The National Grid Best for all stages of Fatherhood Award

Citi

Ford

London School of Economics

Best for Innovation Award

British Gas

Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Plantronics

The Best for Engagement Award

American Express

Plantronics

Wales and West Housing

The My Family Care Best for all stages of Motherhood Award

Barclays

London School of Economics

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The RBS Best for Flexible Working Award

Allianz

Barclays

Plantronics

Simmons & Simmons

The Best for Childcare Award

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ford

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The Best for Career Progression for Flexible Workers

Barclays

Mayer Brown

Wales & West Housing

*HR magazine is a media partner for Working Families.