The Scottish Top Employers for Working Families are totally unique. These are the only business awards which specifically recognise employers that have created a great flexible and family friendly working culture.

Our awards celebrate forward thinking employers that support their people, in whatever way, to happily combine their home and work life and harness the business benefits this brings.

2018 awards- official shortlist

Winners will be announced on March 22, 2018. You can purchase tickets for the Awards ceremony here.

Best Large Private Employer




Lloyds Banking Group

Best SME- Small

Senshi Digital

Gillies and Mackay

Downie Allison and Downie Ltd

Best SME- Medium

Incremental Group


Pursuit Marketing

SST Sensing Ltd

Best Public Sector Employer

Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland

Moray Council

Fife Council

Historic Environment Scotland

Best Third Sector Employer


Young Enterprise Scotland

Housing Options Scotland

Routes to Work Ltd


Best for Innovation

Senshi Digital

BrewDog Plc


Centrica/Scottish Gas

Winners will be announced at our ‘Bright Lights’ event in Glasgow 22 March 2018. The Awards will be hosted by Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government– Host of TedX Glasgow 2017! Confirmed speakers are: David Eustace, Scottish photographer and director; Petra Wetzel,founder or West Brewery.


The 2018 Awards are sponsored by:


'We’re thrilled to support the film created by Family Friendly Working Scotland to demonstrate the positive impact that flexible working has on employees. Flexible working is something we have started to roll out at Arnold Clark within our head office and Aftersales division and we look forward to developing it throughout other areas of our business. Work life balance is incredibly important to us and we’re always looking for new ways to support our employees to ensure they get the most out of their career.’ Lynne McBurney, Group Head of People, Arnold Clark