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2021 Inspiring Workplaces Award winners - EMEA and North America

The 2021 Inspiring Workplaces Awards (formerly The Employee Engagement Awards) announced its winners for EMEA and North America today. This is the first time it has jointly announced the results for two major regions.
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These are the organisations that the independent panel of judges believe put their people at the heart of their business. This year’s submissions have uncovered a new level of strategic thinking and excellence and the winners are at the pinnacle of that excellence.

Matt Manners, CEO and founder of Inspiring Workplaces Group commented, “Congratulations to all our winners across EMEA and North America. We will be sharing these stories throughout the rest of the year through the Inspiring Workplaces website. We hope they serve as both an inspiration and insightful to those seeking to continue delivering the people experience during the toughest circumstances.

“This will be the last year for the current format of the awards. We will open for the 2022 IW Awards later in the summer with an exciting new way to judge and recognise inspiring workplaces all over the world. Watch this space.”

The full 2021 EMEA winners list is as follows:

The Inspiring Workplace of the YearPure PlanetTorque Solutions & NatWest Group (joint winners)Cooper Parry
Inspiring Culture AwardPlaces for PeoplePure PlanetXalient & Stonbury Ltd (joint winners)
Inspiring Innovation AwardNatWest GroupEMCOR UK
Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion AwardDorchester CollectionEquatorial Coca-ColaEY
Inspiring Communications AwardNHS Business Services AuthorityVodafone & Visa (joint winners)Ikea
Inspiring Well-being AwardBlood Cancer UK & John West (joint winners)University of Lincoln & Massmart Holdings Limited (joint winners)Entain
Inspiring Reward & Recognition AwardCo-opUniversity of Lincoln
Inspiring Employer Brand AwardParimatchApplus+
Inspiring Experience AwardSantander UK plcUniversity of Lincoln
Inspiring CSRThe Cambridge Building SocietyWestern Union Lithuania
Inspiring Professional of the YearDebi Marriott-Lavery - Places for PeopleJane Austin - Wave Utilities
Inspiring Use of Technology AwardUniversity of LincolnEMCOR UK
Inspiring Vendor of the Year AwardApplaudMy Clever Group
Inspiring Consultancy AwardH&HHome

The full 2021 North American winners list is as follows:

The Inspiring Workplace of the YearEveriseCorporate Finance InstituteSterling
Inspiring Culture AwardUPMCArityBooz Allen Hamilton
Inspiring Innovation AwardAbstrakt Marketing GroupBridgeComm, Inc.
Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion AwardAdtalem Global EducationShop Smart LLC (Brad's Deals)Publicis Sapient
Inspiring Communications AwardTwitterConcentrix & Rock Central (joint winners)Dentply Sirona
Inspiring Well-being AwardBrad’s DealsReward Gateway Ltd
Inspiring Employer Brand AwardMarvellCisco
Inspiring Experience AwardBank of AmericaEurest (Compass Group)
Inspiring Use of Technology AwardConcentrixTata Consultancy ServicesThe Love's Family of Companies
Inspiring CSRShiftsmartSealand - A Maersk Company
Inspiring Workplaces Vendor of the Year AwardWorkTangoKudos

The Inspiring Workplaces Awards exist to provide a platform to recognise great places to work and the roles within them. To shine the spotlight on inspirers who strive to deliver a better experience for their colleagues and a competitive advantage to their organisation.

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