COMPANY CATEGORIES


Open to all businesses within the UK IT channel. Entries are now open.
You
do not need to have been nominated.

Deadline: Friday 10 June at 5pm

Word limit for entry statement: 600 words

Gender Parity

The tech channel, like many other industries, remains male-heavy. This award will go to an organisation with a strong track record of nurturing female talent. The winner will demonstrate either that they have a relatively high percentage of females both across their business, and in executive positions, or that they are making strong headway in this area.

  • How diverse is your company?
  • How has your workforce changed over the last 12 months?
  • What policies do you have in place that help promote diversity, particularly getting more women into that top quartile of senior roles? Please ensure you use initiatives from the last 12 months. 

Word limit: 600

Diversity Employer of the Year

The diversity employer of the year will be doing industry-leading work in building an atmosphere in which a diverse workforce, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, can thrive and prosper?

  • What benefits does a diverse workforce bring to your business?
  • What steps have you taken to address diversity in your workforce?
  • Why does your firm deserve to win?

Please use an example from the last 12 months. 

 Word limit: 600 

Health and Wellbeing Recognition Award

Our health and mental wellbeing has never been more important this past year as staff continue to face the uncertainty of a global pandemic. This award will recognise organisations in the channel that have the put the health and wellbeing of their staff at the forefront.

  • How has your organisation supported staff’s health and wellbeing over the past year?
  • What new initiatives has your organisation introduced during the pandemic to ensure staff feel supported and connected while working from home?
  • Why does your organisation deserve to win this award?

Please use initiatives from the last 12 months

Word limit: 600

Best Community Outreach Programme

Attracting more young people into STEM - and the technology industry specifically - is one of the country's most pressing challenges. Not enough girls in particular are pursuing a career in tech. This award will go to a vendor that is doing its bit to tackle this issue head-on through community outreach.

  • How did your outreach programme promote diversity in IT?
  • Please ensure you use a project from the last 12 months. Specifically, detail how your programme will help encourage more girls/women into the tech sector?

Word limit: 600

Cultural Inclusion Award - New for 2022

The Cultural Inclusion Award is for the employer that has shown outstanding commitment in creating a workplace environment and culture that makes all employees from all backgrounds feel valued and appreciated.

  • What makes your company an inclusive place to work?
  • What steps have you taken to address inclusivity in your workforce?
  • How have you put inclusivity at the heart of your HR policies and recruitment processes?
  • What steps have you taken to make work-based events and activities more inclusive?
  • Why does your firm deserve to win?

Please support your answers with examples from the last 12 months. (Max 600 words)

LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award - New for 2022

The LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award is for the employer that has shown outstanding commitment in supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in their company and the wider IT industry.

  • How has your company created an inclusive culture for LGBTQ+ employees?
  • How have you put LGBTQ+ at the heart of your HR policies and recruitment processes?
  • Why does your firm deserve to win?

Please support your answers with examples from the last 12 months. (Max 600 words)