Deloitte among top employers for working parents

Cafcass, Centrica, Deloitte and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are among the winners of the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards.


The sixth annual awards, which were founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies and sponsored by Computershare, recognise exceptional employers that support parents, carers and flexible workers with work-life balance and career development. 

The categories focus on workplace initiatives for working parents, engagement, flexible working, carers, eldercare, and innovation.

The winners included:

The Centrica best for flexible working award

Winner: Cafcass

Commended: American Express 


The Santander best new flexible working initiative

Winner: Foreign and Commonwealth Office


The DTCC best for innovation award

Joint winner: Deloitte

Joint winner: Ministry of Justice


The Citymothers best for all stages of motherhood award

Winner: iCrossing


The Cityfathers best for all stages of fatherhood award

Winner: LSE

Commended: Scottish Parliament

Commended: West Dunbartonshire Council


The National Grid and Carers UK best for carers and eldercare award

Winner: Centrica


Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said: “Congratulations to the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families award winners who have been selected from an outstanding field of organisations.

“The last year has seen many changes in the world of flexible and family friendly working; the right to request flexible working for all and shared parental leave are now firmly in place.

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“The award winners have demonstrated the best and most innovative practices and have gone the extra mile to support their parents, carers and flexible workers. 

“Employers who would like to build a loyal, engaged and productive workforce can find a lot to learn from this year’s Top Employers for Working Families.”