Entries must be received by 26th June

Award Categories

Company Awards

Across these awards, which are aimed at different types of organisations who operate in Scotland, the judging panel will be looking at a variety of aspects which contribute towards making a company an excellent place to work. Key attention will be paid to: training and development, health and wellbeing, workplace environment, flexible working opportunities and engagement in company CSR initiatives.


Large Scottish Employer of the Year

Open to all large Scottish headquartered companies with more than 150 employees.


SME Employer of the Year

Open to all Scottish headquartered SMEs with between 40 and 149 employees. The judges will be looking at a number of aspects including the opportunity for employees to learn and develop and make progress in their career.


Not-for-Profit / Public Sector Employer of the Year

Open to all Scottish headquartered public sector organisations, charities and other not for profit organisations.


Special Recognition Awards

These awards pay special recognition to organisations or businesses which have shown a commitment to staff in specific areas of their business. The judging panel will be looking for organisations who can display significant investment, long standing commitment and/or noteworthy improvements to this given area.


Best Health & Wellbeing award

Sponsored by Medigold Health

Open to all companies either headquartered or with operations in Scotland which can demonstrate their commitment to employee health & wellbeing.


Youth Investment award

Open to all companies either headquartered or with operations in Scotland which can demonstrate their commitment to recruiting, engaging and developing young people.


Training & Development award

Open to all companies either headquartered or with operations in Scotland which can demonstrate their commitment to training and developing its people with examples of the effectiveness of their programmes.


Best Work Environment award

Open to all companies either headquartered or with operations in Scotland which can demonstrate their workplace is well looked after, comfortable, modern and functional.


Scottish Employer of the Year 2017

Presented to a company, selected by the judging panel, from all category award winners. Nominations not invited for this category.