The UK Best Places To Work Awards returns for a second year at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Celebrate employer excellence at a special ceremony held in the heart of city. We'll be highlighting the greatest games industry companies, alongside excellence in diversity, corporate social responsibility, leadership, training, wellbeing and a whole host more.

Winners will receive our prestigious Best Places badge, while those who do not make the cut will receive a free report (upon request) on anything we've managed to pick up during the judging process (participation in the awards is strictly confidential for anyone outside of the winners). The awards is free to take part in, and the event itself will include a drinks reception, ceremony and after awards networking opportunities.

  • Friday, October 12th
  • 2pm - 5pm
  • Ham Yard Hotel, London
  • 14:00 Pre-Drinks
  • 15:00 Awards Ceremony
  • 16:00 Networking Drinks
    Event Location
    • 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • Brewer Street NCP
    Award Categories
    Alongside those that receive a badge, we will also be celebrating companies that are the best of the best, and also ones that excel in individual areas. Categories include:
    Best Small Company
    Under 50 staff
    Best Mid-Sized Company
    50-200 staff
    Best Large Company
    200+ staff
    • The CSR Award (Corporate Social Responsibility)
    • The Diversity Award
    • The Learning and Development Award
    • The Health and Wellbeing Award
    • The Most Improved Company Award
    • The Leadership Award
    • Best Boss
    • The University's Choice Award
    How the awards are judged

    There is no judging panel for the Best Places To Work Awards. Instead a scoring system has been devised based on two surveys. The first is the employer survey, where you can detail your benefits, achievements, work practices and more. This accounts for 25% of your final score. The second is for your employees to fill in. It is here where we will ask staff on how they feel about their place of work, discussing communication, their management, and their overall job satisfaction. This accounts for 75% of the final score. No information is shared with any third party. All submitted results are entirely anonymous. If you do not win, that will not be shared publicly (your participation is a secret unless you win). All companies - winning or otherwise - can request a free report from us based on the feedback we received from employees. This is designed to help you fix any issues that may have arisen from the surveys, and improve your chance of winning in the future.

    How to take part?

    Simply email: to request our judging forms.

    Deadline for entries: Friday, August 10th

    2017 In Pictures
    2017 Winners
    Best Small Company
    Failbetter Games
    Other winners: d3t, Double Eleven, Wish Studios
    Best Mid-Sized Company
    Playground Games
    Other winners: Criterion, Hutch, Space Ape Games, Studio Gobo, Twitch, Unity
    Best Large Company
    Creative Assembly