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Winners announced: 2016 UK and Ireland Employee Engagement Awards in Association with People Insight

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Winners announced: 2016 UK & Ireland Employee Engagement Awards in Association with People Insight

  • Winners include: Virgin Trains, Tata Consultancy Services, McDonald’s Europe, Heathrow Airport and Tesco Bank
  • The victorious were announced at a Gala ceremony at Wembley Stadium last night

London - January 27, 2017 - The 2016 UK Employee Engagement Awards in association with People Insight, today announces its winners - the companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy.

Founder and CEO Matt Manners said: “The world of engagement is evolving and creating positive change. We are starting to see more and more focus on engagement that benefits both the employee experience and the business bottom line.

Congratulations to Virgin Trains - West Coast on winning Company of the Year.”

Tom Debenham, MD of People Insight, said: “The boardroom battle has been won - we all know that engaged employees drive business results and customer experience. What we are now beginning to see proven is the deep importance of engagement at work to lifetime wellbeing - which makes the incredible achievements of these finalists so much more important and inspiring.”

The winners were announced at a sold-out ceremony at the iconic Wembley Stadium on January 26, 2017. Photos and interviews with winners can be found at https://www.facebook.com/eeawards/ 

The EE Awards now turns its attention to the one-day conference in London on March 1, 2017. Winners, highly commended 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://uk.ee-awards.com/conference/  

The EE Awards is also returning to the United States this year with entries open from next week. Our conference and awards will be hosted in Chicago on June 8, 2017.

More information will be released in the coming weeks with regards to new launches and exciting new developments.

The full 2016 UK winners list is as follows:

  • The People Insight Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award
    • Winner - Virgin Trains (West Coast Trains)
    • Highly Commended - Camelot
    • Highly Commended - Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC
  • Enterprise Award
    • Winner - Heathrow Airport Ltd
    • Highly Commended - Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC
  • SMB Award
    • Winner - PPL
    • Highly Commended - Ark Home Healthcare
  • Wellbeing Award
    • Winner - Golding Homes
    • Highly Commended - University of Lincoln
  • Reward & Recognition Award
    • Winner - CNH Industrial
    • Highly Commended - F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • Inclusion & Diversity Award
    • Winner - Touchstone
    • Highly Commended - VINCI Construction UK Limited
  • Unsung Hero Award
    • Winner - First Bus
    • Highly Commended - Napp Pharmaceuticals
  • Employer Brand Award
    • Winner - MBNL
    • Highly Commended - Wales & West Utilities Ltd
  • Internal Communications Award
    • Winner - KCOM
    • Highly Commended - Healthcare at Home
    • Highly Commended - Melton Foods
  • Social Responsibility Award
    • Winner - Tata Consultancy Services
    • Highly Commended - Seaco Global Ltd
  • Non-Profit/Charity Award
    • Winner - Sheffield Hallam University
    • Highly Commeded - Canal and River Trust
  • Public Sector Award
    • Winner - Sandwell Council
    • Highly Commended - British Business Bank
  • Customer Engagement Award
    • Winner - Tesco Bank
    • Highly Commended – PPL
  • Best Use of Technology Award
    • Winner - Virgin Trains (West Coast Trains)
    • Highly Commended - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
    • Highly Commended – TrustFord
  • Consultancy of the Year Award
    • Winner - People Lab
    • Highly Commended - Purple Cubed
  • Overseas Award
    • Winner - McDonald’s Europe

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Opportunities are available for companies to sponsor the 2017 conference. For more information please contact matt@eeawards.co.uk 

Employee Engagement Awards
The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & conference business. 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.

People Insight
People Insight is a specialist employee engagement and culture consultancy that help HR leaders make people decisions so that their organisations thrive.

We deliver people surveys and visualisation, HR analytics and consultancy support. We help our clients understand what’s happening with employee engagement, wellbeing and culture, so they can make the right people decisions for real business benefit. What’s more, we provide hands-on support to make the changes that will drive results.