Worthingtons Sponsor Family Friendly Employer Awards 2014

07 October 2014

Worthingtons Solicitors sponsor Family Friendly Employer Awards organised by the Employers for Childcare Charitable Group

Worthingtons Solicitors were delighted to sponsor the recent Family Friendly Employer Awards ceremony in Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 24 September 2014.  Organised by Employers For Childcare Charitable Group and attended by Belfast’s Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon, the awards recognise and celebrate businesses that provide their employees with family-friendly working practices.  

The Judges for this year’s awards were Professor Marie McHugh (Dean of the Ulster Business School, University of Ulster), Patricia Lewsley-Mooney (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People), Maxine Orr (Partner, Worthingtons Solicitors), Gavin Walker (Editor of media partner, Business First) and Julie Taylor (Managing Director of Integrity NI and Board Member of Employers For Childcare Charitable Group).  

Worthingtons Partner, and one of the Award Judges, Maxine Orr commented... “There was tremendous competition from a wide range of employers who demonstrated inventive and flexible child care arrangements, and Childcare Voucher schemes which impressed the Judges.  As a working parent myself I understand the difficulties of balancing work and home and commend the innovative practices implemented by the Award winners.”  

The Awards were presented by Julie Taylor, Employers For Childcare Charitable Group Board Member, and the Award Judges, to the following companies: Large Private Sector Company of the year- Musgrave Retail Partners NI Public Sector Organisation of the year- South West College Social Enterprise and Charity of the year- Action Cancer Small Medium Enterprise of the year- Powerteam Congratulations to everyone involved.

If you have any legal enquiries relating to family friendly policies in the workplace, please contact our Employment Team for advice.

 

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