The winners of the third Gamesindustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards (UK) have been revealed.
Presented by Amiqus, 20 different companies collected Best Places badges at a ceremony in Central London this afternoon (Friday, September 20th).
The Best Places To Work in the UK video games industry are:
Big Pixel Studios, Creative Assembly, Criterion, D3T, Dlala, Electric Square, Failbetter Games, Hammerhead VR , Hangar 13, Lucid Games, Media Molecule, Mojiworks, NaturalMotion, No Code, Playground Games, Rare, Space Ape Games, Studio Gobo, Unit 2 Games and Unity
All of these companies scored over the threshold required to win one of our coveted Best Places badges. Interviews with all of the winners will appear on GamesIndustry.biz next week.
At the event, Gamesindustry.biz also revealed the winners of a number of special awards around Education, Health & Wellbeing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity. It also named the No.1 scoring small, mid-sized and large studios. The winners were:
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award -- in partnership with SpecialEffect (For companies that support charities and the wider games business)
The Health and Wellbeing Award (For companies who support their staff's physical and mental welfare)
The Diversity Award (For companies that encourage a diverse workforce in games)
Winner: Media Molecule
The Education Award (For companies that support schools, universities and colleges)
Winner: Creative Assembly
The Best Small Company (The highest scoring company under 50 employees)
Winner: Dlala Studios
The Best Mid-Sized Company (The highest scoring company under 200 employees)
Winner: Space Ape Games
The Best Large Company (The highest scoring company over 200 employees)
Winner: Playground Games
The UK's Best Boss
Winner: Siobhan Reddy, Media Molecule
During the event, a diversity initiative G Into Gaming took to the stage to discuss ways to improve gender diversity in the workplace. The project's founder, Liz Prince, also named the recipient of the second G Into Gaming Award, which went to Ann Hurley of Testronic.
The Best Places To Work Awards are judged by a dual survey system, including a company questionnaire (worth 25% of the final score) and an employee survey (worth 75% of the final score). The threshold for winners varies depending on company size. Almost 80 companies participated in this year's awards.
Gamesindustry.biz will be running in-depth interviews with all the winners next week.
The 2019 Best Places To Work Awards were presented by Amiqus, and sponsored by Playground Games and Creative Assembly. Special thanks to UKIE and SpecialEffect for additional event support.