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Best Places To Work Awards 2021 UK finalists revealed

Creative Assembly, Criterion and Rare lead the nominations

The finalists for the GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards UK have been decided.

These are the finalists for our special awards around specific areas. The main Best Places To Work Awards winners will be revealed on Thursday, September 16th at an online ceremony.

Our special categories are designed to highlight excellent work from companies in areas such as climate change, charity support, ensuring a healthy workforce, encouraging diversity and working with education. We also have an award to highlight the UK games industry's Best Boss, which was last year won by Creative Assembly studio director Gareth Edmondson.

To have a chance to win these awards, companies need to take part in the Best Places To Work Awards surveys (or at least the aspects relevant to the categories).

The finalists are:

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award -- Presented by SpecialEffect

Creative Assembly
Criterion
Jagex
Sports Interactive
Studio Gobo

The Health and Wellbeing Award -- Presented by Safe In Our World

Creative Assembly
Criterion
Electric Square
Jagex
Rare
Studio Gobo

The Diversity Award

Failbetter Games
Mojiworks
Ripstone
Sumo Leamington
Ustwo Games

The Education Award

Creative Assembly
Criterion
Lucid Games
Playground Games
Rare
Sumo Digital

The Environmental Award -- Presented by Games London

Electric Square
PlayStation London Studio
Rare
Space Ape Games
Sports Interactive
Ustwo Games

UK Best Boss 2021

AJ Grand-Scrutton, Dlala
Craig Duncan, Rare
Harinder Sangha, Sumo Leamington
Jamie Walker, Rocksteady
John Earner, Space Ape Games
Tara Saunders, PlayStation London

The ceremony will also reveal the 2021 G Into Gaming Award winner, which celebrates an individual who has done exceptional work in supporting gender diversity in video games.

The UK Best Places To Work Awards ceremony will take place at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday, September 16th. That week will also feature a series of articles, podcasts and videos features advice on how to become a better place to work.

The 2021 UK GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards are sponsored by Amiqus, Games London, Hutch Games and Playground Games.

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Christopher Dring

Head of Games B2B

Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.