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Employee Engagement Awards Opens for Entries in the UK & Ireland


The Employee Engagement Awards opens for entries in the UK & Ireland to acknowledge best-in-class work

  • Open to businesses of all sizes and both public and private sector
  • Awards that recognise internal achievements BUT deliver external competitive advantage
  • Judged by leading industry figures including Engage For Success & HR Grapevine
  • Awards Ceremony at Wembley Stadium
  • Employee Engagement Conference to be held March 1, 2017
  • The only Global Awards Scheme dedicated to employee engagement

The Employee Engagement Awards ( opens for entries today across the UK & Ireland. The deadline is September 30, 2016.

The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) – now in its third year – recognises the game changers in employee engagement. Winners are always forward thinking organisations that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of their operations. Previous winners, such as National Express, Cancer Research UK, Tata Consultancy Services, The Dorchester Collection etc have shown that best practice employee engagement improves productivity, profitability and innovation – and the health and well-being of employees.

In a competitive labour market, businesses have to create an engaging and rewarding working environment. The EE Awards recognise and celebrate the best small and big businesses the UK & Ireland have to offer – as well as the ‘Unsung Heroes’ in an organisation that can make such a difference to delivering effective engagement.

Leading the way globally

Matt Manners, Founder & CEO, The EE Awards, said:

“The Employee Engagement Awards are fast becoming the gold standard for those companies that want to demonstrate to the labour market that they are putting the Employee Experience at the heart of their business. Moreover that the strategies they are implementing are dynamic, innovative and breaking new ground in what can be done to enhance engagement within a business.

“Now that we recognise excellence through the awards and motivate change with our conference, we want to inspire every business in the UK to feel the benefits of best practice employee engagement. We want organisations of all sizes and from all sectors to enter so that we can bring to the surface the very best in engagement so that others can learn through example.”

Calum Di Lieto, Editor & Head of Content at HR Grapevine – the official media partner – stated:

“Employee engagement is an essential part of every businesses’ future success, regardless of the sector in which they operate in.

“In times of uncertainty it is the engagement of a company’s ‘most important asset’ that will make the difference between surviving and thriving, and it is inspiring to hear about the innovative and cost-effective ways businesses are managing this.”

Due to the nature of Employee Engagement, there are 17 categories to ensure all facets of engagement are recognised. The categories are:

1. The Employee Engagement Company of the Year
2. Employee Engagement Unsung Hero Award
3. Employee Engagement SMB Company of the Year Award (0-500 Employees)
4. Employee Engagement Enterprise Company of the Year Award (500+ employees)
5. Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Public sector)
6. Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Non-Profit/Charity)
7. The Internal Communications Award
8. The Employer Brand Award
9. Employee Engagement Overseas Project of the Year Award
10. The Millennial Strategy Award
11. Wellbeing Award
12. Reward and Recognition Award
13. The Diversity Award
14. Social Responsibility Award
15. Best use of Technology Award
16. Best Employee Engagement Consultancy
17. Best Customer Engagement Award

Judges – Engage for Success, a bestselling author and even an Olympian
The Employee Engagement Awards has secured heavy hitting judges to assess the entries and identify the best the UK and Ireland has to offer.

• Cathy Brown, Exec Director, Engage for Success
• Calum Di Lieto, VP, Editor & Head of Content, HR Grapevine
• David Littlechild, Head of Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group
• Deborah de Satge, Head of internal communication for AXA PPP healthcare
• Dr. Bob Nelson, Bestselling author of Recognizing & Engaging Employees for Dummies
• Karin Volo, Director of Evoloshen Academy
• Kimberly Abel-Lanier, GM, Employee Solutions, Maritz Motivation Solutions
• Tom Debenham, Managing Director, People Insight

More judges will be announced in the coming weeks.

Award Ceremony – The Employee Engagement night of the year
The Employee Engagement Awards winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by Colin Murray at the iconic Wembley Stadium on January 26th 2017. The evening will include: A Champagne Reception, three-course dinner with wine, the Awards presentation, a live band and entertainment.

The awards ceremony is the chance for the UK’s employee engagement professionals to come together in a relaxed environment to network, learn and celebrate with each other. This high-profile event will offer everyone the perfect place to meet hundreds of industry leaders, raise their profile and most of all, have fun!

Key dates & Fees
• July 26, 2016 – Early Bird ends
• September 30, 2016 – Entries close
• October 28, 2016 – Finalists announced
• January 26, 2017 – Awards Ceremony
• March 1, 2017 – Employee Engagement Conference
• Standard entry – £150 ex VAT
• Early bird entry – £100 ex VAT