PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

The shortlist for PRWeek UK's Best Places to Work Awards has been announced, with the second stage of judging taking place next week to find the industry's top employers.

The finalists, who were chosen following a paper judging process, will now go through to the panel session stage where they will be grilled by judges about their employment policies and culture.

There are four Awards categories: Large Agency (100+ UK employees); Mid-Size Agency (30-99 UK employees); Small Agency (2-29 UK employees); and In-house Communications Department.

A winner and a highly commended entry will be awarded for each, and presented at a drinks reception on 25 April.

Entrants will also be considered for additional categories that recognise outstanding practices around Reward, Culture, Organisational Health and – new for 2019 – Mental Health. The latter category will be part-judged by CALM. Mental health will also form the basis of several questions in the main entry form.

This year, entrants can buy a bespoke benchmarking report offering expert insights into their business via feedback from two supporting organisations: CALM, the mental health charity; and REBA, the Reward & Employee Benefits Association, the membership body for reward and employee benefits practitioners.

This will run alongside a unique, confidential report matching your data against aggregated scores using responses to the entry form – providing valuable insights into where entrants excel and where they may fall short.

Entrants can still buy a bespoke benchmarking report, regardless of whether they have been shortlisted. For more information on what the report entails, contact Richard Rowe on richard.rowe@haymarket.com.

See the shortlist below:

Small Agency

  • Kazoo Communications
  • Launch PR
  • Liberty Comms
  • Manifest London
  • Missive

Mid-Size Agency

  • Cirkle
  • Citypress
  • Fever
  • GingerMay
  • Hotwire
  • MullenLowe Salt

Large

  • Brands2Life
  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn
  • Grayling
  • Ketchum
  • Lansons
  • Publicis Resolute, Publicis LifeBrands and Real Science (PLBRS)

In-house Communications Department

  • Heathrow Airport
  • Smart Energy GB
  • The Jockey Club
  • UKTV

Thanks to everyone who entered.

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