Best Place to Work: Could it be you?

Are you running a start-up with an enviable company culture? Enter now to win the inaugural Best Place to Work award at the Startups Awards 2018

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Why have we got a Best Place to Work category?

Keeping your employees motivated and productive requires more than just a salary.

Happy and fulfilled employees are more likely to buy into your company’s vision and work together towards your goals. They’re not just another cog in the machine, they’re vital to the success of your business and they need to feel valued in order to work to the best of their abilities.

And this can only be achieved by creating a winning company culture and building a great team.

Whether it’s free perks such a lunchtime activities, food and catering, opportunities for flexible working, external training, or wellbeing support, we’ve introduced the Best Place to Work award for 2018 to celebrate start-ups going the extra mile to ensure their employees can’t wait to get to work when they wake up in the morning.

Enter your start-up here to be in with a chance of winning the Startups Awards Best Place to Work!

After all, a widely shared figure estimates we spend 90,000 hours at work over the course of a lifetime. That’s a lot of hours spent in an office. So, a place that makes that feel like time well spent is important.

What are we looking for in a Best Place to Work entrant? is looking for start-ups with positive workplace cultures and a strong team filled with happy and motivated employees.

These aren’t contrived or token attempts to keep people happy, they acknowledge the needs of your staff and respond accordingly.

A good company culture emerges naturally from the core values of its founders and its mission. It’s well-defined and helps to attract new employees who share your ethos.

In order to be eligible for the Best Place to Work Award your business must:

  • Have a company culture that puts employee welfare and need first
  • Have started to trade no earlier than 1 August 2014 and no later than 31 July 2017.
  • Be ‘independently owned’
  • Be UK-based
  • Have excellent potential: based on revenue growth, profitability, and major client wins.

Find out more about how to enter the Startups Awards here.

Why you should enter the Best Place to Work?

Winning at the Startups Awards isn’t just a trophy, it’s a chance to gain nationwide exposure, industry recognition and a major PR boost to give your business a leg up to the next level.

This will help your business grow and thrive as it attracts new, exciting talent, and give your current employees the recognition they deserve for their part in making your company what it is.

What’s more, one of the members of this year’s star-studded Startups Awards judging panel is Titus Sharpe, president of MVF Global, which won The Sunday Times Best Place to Work in London Award this year. So he knows a thing or two about what it takes to create a winning workplace culture.

Your business will also receive validation from some major names including Justine Roberts, founder and CEO of Mumsnet, Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman, Jon Wright, co-founder of innocent drinks and JamJar Investments, and Sahar Hashemi OBE, co-founder of Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy.

Have you built a UK start-up which puts company culture first? Enter here to win the Startups Awards 2018 Best Place to Work award.

Entries close at midnight on September 14 so don’t miss out!

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