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Revealed: The best places to work in the UK games industry

Hi-Rez Studios' Veronique Lallier named UK's best boss

The winners of the second Best Places To Work Awards (UK) have been revealed.

Presented by Amiqus, 19 different companies collected Best Places badges at a ceremony in Central London this afternoon (Friday, October 12th).

The Best Places To Work in the UK video games industry are:

Creative Assembly, Criterion, Double Eleven, Frontier, Ghost Games UK, Hutch Games, Lockwood Publishing, Lucid Games, Mojiworks, NaturalMotion, Playground Games, PlayStation London Studio, Rocksteady, Sega Hardlight, Space Ape Games, Studio Gobo, Unity, Ustwo and Wish Studios.

All of these companies scored over the threshold required to win one of our coveted Best Places badges.

At the event, also revealed the winners of our special categories. The winners were:

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award - in partnership with GamesAid (For companies that support charities and the wider games business)

Winner: Jagex

The Health and Wellbeing Award (For companies who support their staff's physical and mental welfare)

Winner: Rocksteady

The Diversity Award (For companies that encourage a diverse workforce in games)

Winner: Mojiworks

The Best Small Company (The highest scoring company under 50 employees)

Winner: Ustwo games

The Best Mid-Sized Company (The highest scoring company under 175 employees)

Winner: Criterion

The Best Large Company (The highest scoring company over 175 employees)

Winner: Creative Assembly

The UK's Best Boss

Winner: Veronique Lallier, Hi-Rez Studios

During the event, a new diversity initiative called Putting The 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 first Putting The G Into Gaming Award, which went to Tamsin O'Luanaigh of Ndreams.

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, but broadly businesses needed to score over 85% to receive a badge. Almost 75 UK companies took part in this year's awards. will be running in-depth interviews with all the winners next week.

The 2018 Best Places To Work Awards were presented by Amiqus, and sponsored by Playground Games.

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