Scotland's Flexible Working Awards 2022

Scotland's Flexible Working Awards 2021

 

We're delighted to announce Scotland's Flexible Working Awards are now open for 2022 nominations! We're looking for the organisations and individuals at the forefront of the flexible working movement in Scotland – could that be you?

What are the Scottish Flexible Working Awards?

Flexible working has never been more in the spotlight than now. COVID-19 has moved flexible working into the fast lane, with more employees and employers realising the benefits. We want to shine a light on the work that organisations and individuals have been doing to increase the access and equality of flex.

  • Have you maintained, developed or maybe even created a great flexible working culture, even in the midst of the pandemic, to achieve more of a work/life blend?

  • Has the wellbeing of your people been a priority in 2021 and have you used flexible working to help achieve this?

  • Do you, or someone you know, champion flexible working?

 

If so, we want to hear your story.

Why Apply?

Scotland's Flexible Working Awards are a great way to show your people and your customers you are committed to flexible working and also a brilliant opportunity to celebrate in 2022.

We also have a new category this year where we celebrate the individuals who champion flexible working within their organisation and also those who advocate for it in all workplaces.

The application process is straightforward, simply click 'apply now' and fill in the brief application form telling us about what flex you've implemented. Our judges will review all applications and our Top 10 winners will revealed at our Awards ceremony on 24th March 2022.

The Categories

We have three categories that you can enter this year.

 

New Found Flexers

organisations that have been on the journey to flexible working for 1-2 years

Flexperts

organisations that have been offering flexible working for 2+ years

Flex Influencers

nominate yourself or someone else who has championed flexible working, ensuring that as many people as possible can achieve a positive work/life balance

How To Apply

To enter Scotland's Flexible Working Awards, complete the form at the bottom of this page with your name and email address to access the links to our easy to complete awards forms.

After you complete your form, hit submit for our judges and we'll be in touch!

Deadline for entries is Friday 14th January 2022

The Judges

Lindsay Edgar - Scottish Government

Lindsay Edgar – Senior Policy Advisor, Workforce Equalities Gender Pay Gap Team, Scottish Government

Lindsay Edgar is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Scottish Government working to deliver a cross Government collaborative approach to tackling inequality in the labour market stemming from gender. In particular leading on the development of policy and programmes to support a cross Government approach to flexible working, including working from home; woman and work and gender employment issues; support for Families; and pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Her civil service career began within the DWP as an HR Manager where she completed her Certificate in Personnel Practice and became a CIPD Associate member. Since moving to the Scottish Government in 2006 Lindsay has worked in a variety of roles, including the sponsorship of Skills Development Scotland, International Education policy and Offshore Wind policy.

 

She graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Psychology and Sociology.

John Jarvie – Highland Spring

John Jarvie - Head of HR, Highland Spring

John currently fulfils the role of Head of HR for Highland Spring Group, having recently re-joined the team there in September 2021. He has almost 25 years of experience working in HR roles across a number of industry sectors and internationally, having lived and worked in the US, Canada and across Europe. Much of John’s current focus is on progressing change and improvement across Highland Spring’s talent, organisation, and culture aspirations, all of which are increasingly shaped by flexible working considerations.

 

Moving to more flexible working arrangements within a manufacturing business remains a work-in-progress for Highland Spring, and with a working partner and two teenage sons, John is as challenged as he is optimistic by the opportunities that more flexible ways of working are providing right now!

Jane Hinchliffe – Natwest

Jane Hinchliffe

Jennifer Wright – Shoosmiths

Jennifer Wright – Shoosmiths

Lorraine Gray – 4icg

Lorraine Gray – 4icg

Lorraine Gray

Lorraine Gray is Chief Operating Officer of the 4icg Group, a Glasgow headquartered Demand Generation Agency specialising in the Technology sector.

Winner of ‘Business Woman of the Year 2019’ and computing.co.uk ‘Role Model of the Year 2020’, Lorraine has been pivotal in the creation and development of the group’s renowned workplace culture – the first business to launch a true 4-day week in September 2016.

In the past two years, the business has expanded internationally, opening offices in Spain, Turkey and Germany, where 4icg’s award-winning flexible working programmes have been replicated with great success.

Richard Muir – Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Richard Muir – Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Richard Muir

Richard was educated at the University of Ulster where he obtained a BA Hons in History / Sociology and followed this up with an Msc in Marketing at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Richard's first job was as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at Oxford Polytechnic and moved back to Scotland to work as a Marketing Executive for a Kit Campbell Associates a leisure and sports marketing agency in Edinburgh.

He spent 6 years working in a variety of roles including project management at the economic development agency, Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise Ltd and then moved to LEEL's sister agency, the Glasgow Development Agency as the Project Manager for the creative industries including working with companies involved in the film, television and design sectors.

A switch to the private sector followed with a move as Marketing and Business Development Manager at 1576 Advertising Ltd in Edinburgh and 18 months later became Marketing Manager for Radio Clyde in Glasgow. Richard spent 8 years as Marketing Manager before being promoted to Marketing Director for Bauer Media which operated both Radio Clyde and Radio Forth, both market leading radio stations in their respective areas.

Richard joined the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce as Commercial Director in December 2009 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive in July 2012 and his key responsibilities lie around commercial strategy and revenue generation through membership services, marketing and communications, events and training and international trade development. In recent times Richard has been involved in an ambitious growth plan for the Chamber which includes a membership drive and new marketing campaign as well as working on trade partnerships with overseas Chambers of Commerce in New York, Northern Italy and Bavaria & Berlin and Shanghai and devising a local export partnership and consultancy services.

He lives in the Trossachs and has a passion for sports, the great outdoors and travel and can be occasionally found touring Scotland’s B roads in his VW campervan.

Tania Hemming – Morton Fraser

Tania Hemming – Morton Fraser

Tania Hemming

Tania is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Morton Fraser, one of Scotland's growing independent law firms. Her career has focused on building personal and commercial brands and her work has been recognised by the Modern Law Awards, CIM Marketing Excellence Awards and the Marketing Society STAR Awards. She has spent over 25 years in the communications, marketing and business development arena, 15 years at board level, working in professional services, IT and PR.

Having worked flexibly for the last 18 years, Tania actively looks to change the agenda on agile working and has been: the previous Chair of the Flexibility Works Employers 2021 Awards; a member on the Working Families UK Advisory Group Scotland; spoken at The Management Today Inspiring Women in Business Conference Edinburgh and the Holyrood Insight - Women Mean Business Forum.

Alongside this, Tania is also a Non-Executive Director of Age Scotland Enterprises, an executive business coach, and a mentor for: The Marketing Society, University of Glasgow Entrepreneurial Ventures: Management and Growth 2021 and the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Future Female Business Leaders' Programme.

Our Winners 2021

Winners will be announced at a special online event with brilliant speakers and stories about flex, which last year was watched by nearly 500 people. Missed last year's event? You can watch the 2020 awards ceremony here. Our past winners have enjoyed the benefits of being selected as winners of Scotland's Flexible Working Awards:

Top 10 Most Flexible Employers 2021

Highly Commended 2021

Ones to Watch 2021

Are you a flexible employer?
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