The Awards

The Awards

As part of the initiative, we aim to promote the best employers of the Eastern Region – the awards give us the perfect opportunity to do just this. Once the survey has been completed by the participating company, they are automatically entered into the awards process. In order to make this process as fair as possible, the participants are divided into large and small employers across the region with awards given in each of the categories listed below. The winners are announced and presented with their awards at an awards seminar held in the September of the survey year.

The Customer Focus Category

It is important that your customers keep coming back to you – particularly during lean times in the economy. These organisations give considerable weight to their customers and their needs. Good customer service is recognised and rewarded.

The Employee Engagement Category

An organisation that looks after its employees finds that morale is likely to be high and success is much more likely. Organisations for which employees are happy to work – and would recommend to their families and friends – cope well regardless of what circumstances may throw at them. There is an emphasis on honesty and openness within the organisation, people are trusting and encouraged to be fair with each other.

The Innovation Category

One way to carve out a niche for an organisation in difficult and competitive times is to have something genuinely new to offer. The ability to innovate and to harness the creative talents of its staff can be a huge advantage to an organisation. By encouraging original thinking and recognising and valuing creativity - innovation is promoted.

The County Category

Business awards for Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex & Norfolk.

The Overall Winner

So what really makes an organisation ‘the best of the best’? The survey allows us to bring a little science to what might seem a subjective judgement - these awards are presented to the companies that have the highest overall score on their survey. It is the combination of all the component parts, the sense of having ‘all the ingredients in place’ that distinguishes the 'Best Employer'.

To find out more about "The Best Employer Eastern Region" initiative, please contact us at or (01379) 652171

Award Winners 2012

Award Winners 2012

The award winners of "The Best Employers Eastern Region" 2012

Award Winners 2014

Award Winners 2014

The award winners of "The Best Employers Eastern Region" 2014

Award Winners' Dinner 2015

Award Winners' Dinner 2015

On Wednesday 6 May, leading recruitment specialists Pure and psychometric testing experts eras ltd celebrated companies committed to attracting and retaining talented people by hosting an exclusive dinner for winners and speakers of their 2014 Best Employer initiative

Cambridgeshire Finalist Awards  2014

Cambridgeshire Finalist Awards 2014

Watch the presentations from quest speakers, Jonathan Agar, CEO of Birketts, Sarah Trota, Group HRD of Circle Housing, Andrea Lansbury, HRD of Benefit Cosmetics, Patrick Pordage, Marketing Director of Cambridge Consultants and interviews with our winners.

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