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Date posted: 24th January 2019

24th January 2019

The 2018 UK & Europe Employee Engagement Awards Winners

The 2018 UK & Europe Employee Engagement Awards Winners

Ministry of Justice, Ocado, Odeon, PKF Cooper Parry, Visa and Vita Coco among the winners of the 2018 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards

  • Winners & highly commended included: Carnival, MOJ, Nissan, PKF Cooper Parry, Post Office, Ocado, Odeon, Visa, Vita Coco, Unicef and more
  • The victorious were announced at a Gala ceremony at Twickenham Stadium last night

London – January 25, 2019 – The winners of the 2018 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards,  were announced last night at the gala ceremony at Twickenham Stadium. With the blue riband Company of the Year award going to PKF Cooper Parry.

The Employee Engagement Awards honours those organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This year’s winners demonstrate how far-reaching Employee Engagement is today. They span manufacturing, banking, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, the NHS, service companies, transport and the sporting world.

Founder and CEO Matt Manners said:  “Congratulations to all our winners. This year the entries really have proven the transformational value that focusing on the employee experience can deliver.

“One of our main themes of the evening was the importance of diversity to a business. Diversity of thought can provide organisations with a real competitive advantage if they truly embrace it. In a world that seems to get more divided by the day, workplaces that create a true sense of community will transform the employee experience and the bottom line

The winners were announced at a sold-out ceremony at the iconic Twickenham Stadium on January 24, 2019. Photos and interviews with winners can be found at www.ee-awards.com

Organisations that want to learn from the winners can do so at a one-day conference in London on April 16, 2019. Winners highly commended organisations and finalists from a wide range of businesses and sectors will be presenting their case studies. The conference will provide practical advice to help engagement professionals achieve better employee engagement results. You can register by visiting https://www.ee-awards.com/events/the-2018-uk-europe-employee-engagement-awards-conference/

The EE Awards is also returning for its fifth year to the United States. The conference and awards are being hosted in New York City on June 20, 2019. You can enter now by visiting www.ee-awards.com


The full list of 2018 UK winners  is as follows:

The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award

  • Winner – PKF Cooper Parry
  • Highly Commended – Shepherds Friendly Society, Post Office

Innovation in Engagement

  • Winner – Odeon
  • Highly Commended – Pladis & Caesars Entertainment

SMB Award

  • Winner – PKF Cooper Parry
  • Highly Commended – ADP

Wellbeing Award

  • Winner – Vita Coco
  • Highly Commended – Gateshead College, Visa Europe

Employee Benefits Award

  • Winner – PKF Cooper Parry
  • Highly Commended – Skyscanner

Diversity & Inclusion Award

  • Winner – Beyond
  • Highly Commended – NHS Business Services Authority

Culture & Purpose Award

  • Winner – Visa Europe
  • Highly Commended – Visii, University of Lincoln

Unsung Hero Award

  • Winner – Anna Krzak – Ocado
  • Highly Commended – Fiona Cannon – Audely Group

Employer Brand Award

  • Winner – Arval UK

Internal Communications Award

  • Winner – Ministry of Justice
  • Highly Commended – Carnival UK

Social Responsibility Award

  • Winner – C&A
  • Highly Commended – Cranswick

Non-Profit/Charity Award

  • Winner – Plan International
  • Highly Commended – Unicef

Public Sector Award

  • Winner – University of Lincoln
  • Highly Commended – Bank of England

Best Use of Technology Award

  • Winner – University of Lincoln
  • Highly Commended – Nissan

Consultancy of the Year Award

  • Winner – Home
  • Highly Commended – H&H

Vendor of the Year Award

  • Winner – Clear Review
  • Highly Commended – Hive HR


Deadline for entries looms in Africa

The inaugural awards across the continent of Africa are now open for entries with the deadline in March 2019. For more information visit here – www.ee-awards.com


2019 Sponsorship in Europe, North America & Africa

Opportunities are available for companies to sponsor the 2019 conference on April 16, as well as our, awards and conferences in NYC and Africa. For more information please contact [email protected]


The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, awards & conference business dedicated to Employee Engagement and the employee experience . We believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their Purpose.

That’s why we created, and continue to develop, the Employee Engagement Awards; to provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward.


Entering and hopefully winning, The EE Awards provides the industry acknowledgement and competitive advantage needed to attract the best talent.


For more information on The Employee Engagement Awards, contact:

Matt Manners

+44 (0)203 3711 877

+44 (0) 7799876473

[email protected]



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