Submit Your Entry

Enter the 2020 Awards

In order to be considered, all interested employers are required to complete an application covering key areas as outlined in the guidance. It is vital that employers include data that is specific and relevant to the category they choose to enter so that the judges can see why they should be considered for a specific Award. Employers may choose to enter more than one category. Please submit a new form per award category.

Top Employer Awards 2019

Strengthening Your Application

Employers will need to strengthen their application by including case studies and testimonials which are relevant to the category applied for as well as evidence that policies are being monitored and developed.

If you believe your policies or practices to be innovative, either generally or within your own sector, please provide as much information as you can (why you implemented the initiative/policy, how it is managed, results or predicted result, for example) to ensure your applications stands out from your peers.

The Process

There will be an initial screening by and a shortlist compiled. Shortlisted entrants will then be judged by a panel of judges that will include experts on the issues concerned. The application will be judged purely on the application form and evidence supplied – hence the need for a strong, relevant application.

Please complete the online application form. This includes, 1,000 word maximum citation on why your organisation should be considered for the award, and supporting evidence (unlimited words). If you have documents you would like to include in your supporting evidence, please email One form should be completed per award entry.

The deadline for entries 27th November 2020.

Please note that all submissions are confidential and will only be reviewed within and with our judges.

  • Please select which award category you wish to enter. Please ensure you complete additional forms if you are entering more than one category.
  • Contact Details

  • Company Information

  • It is here that you must provide information on the initiative/policy including how long it has been running and how many employees it affects. It is essential that you provide here evidence of the impact of your initiative. For example, take-up, retention rates, employee satisfaction data, etc. You can also add testimonials from employees relating to your initiative. If you have exceeded the 1,000 word limit, yet have further information on the impact, please add to the Further Impact section.
  • Please provide case studies from employees who have benefited from your initiative/culture. Please include how the policy has helped that employee and made a difference to them, and how they feel about you as an employer as a result of this policy. For example, has it made them feel more committed, loyal, etc? Suggested number of case studies is 2+. For smaller organisations where this is not possible one will be accepted.
  • If you have exceeded the 1,000 word limit above, yet have further evidence of impact you would like to submit, please add it here. There is no word limit for impact evidence. No word limit. If you want to submit any attachments please email them to clearly stating your name and organisation name. Please list the name of the attachments submitted by email here.
  • Want to become the Overall Top Employer 2020? The winners of each category will be put forward for The Overall Top Employer Award, which is for employers who can demonstrate commitment to a range of policies and practices across the awards categories. Entrants for each category who wish to be considered for The Overall Top Employer Award are therefore advised to include an executive summary of their work in these areas if they have not already covered them in their submission.

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