Now in its second year, the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards are organised by Family Friendly Working Scotland – a partnership of Working Families, Fathers Network Scotland, Parenting Across Scotland and the Scottish Government. Family Friendly Working Scotland is supported and funded by The Scottish Government.

The awards recognise forward thinking organisations that support their people to achieve a good work life balance by putting family friendly and flexible working into practice. Family friendly working is not only good for employee wellbeing but also increases productivity and performance, improves morale and motivation as well as enhancing staff retention and recruitment.

The Fathers Network Scotland Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award:
Scottish Parliament
Scottish Water

The Carers Scotland Best for Carers and Eldercare Award:
Standard Life
West Dunbartonshire Council

The Parenting Across Scotland Best for Childcare Award:
Milnbank Housing Association
Best Small Employer:
Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd.
Milnbank Housing
Provista UK Ltd
Quorm Network Resources

Best Large Public Sector Employer:
Hanover Housing Association
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
North Ayrshire Council
Scottish Water

Best Large Private Sector Employer:
Maclay, Murray and Spens
Scottish Power
RICS (Scotland)

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families and Chair or the judging panel said: “We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2016. This is an opportunity for forward thinking organisations to share their stories about their family friendly and flexible working policies and practices. There is clearly some excellent work taking place in workplaces across Scotland and we look forward to announcing the winners in March.”