The 2016 UK Employee Engagement Awards in association with People Insight, today announces its winners – the companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy.

Founder and CEO Matt Manners said:  “The world of engagement is evolving and creating positive change. We are starting to see more and more focus on engagement that benefits both the employee experience and the business bottom line.

Congratulations to Virgin Trains – West Coast on winning Company of the Year.”

Tom Debenham, MD of People Insight, said: “The boardroom battle has been won – we all know that engaged employees drive business results and customer experience. What we are now beginning to see proven is the deep importance of engagement at work to lifetime wellbeing – which makes the incredible achievements of these finalists so much more important and inspiring.”

The winners were announced at a sold-out ceremony at the iconic Wembley Stadium on January 26, 2017. Photos and interviews with winners can be found at

The EE Awards now turns its attention to the one-day conference in London on March 1, 2017. Winners, highly commended and finalists from a wide range of businesses and sectors will be presenting their case studies. The conference will provide practical advice to help engagement professionals achieve better employee engagement results. You can register by visiting

The EE Awards is also returning to the United States this year with entries open from next week. Our conference and awards will be hosted in Chicago on June 8, 2017.

More information will be released in the coming weeks with regards to new launches and exciting new developments.

The full 2016 UK winners list is as follows:

The People Insight Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award
Winner – Virgin Trains (West Coast Trains)
Highly Commended – Camelot
Highly Commended – Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC

Enterprise Award
Winner – Heathrow Airport Ltd
Highly Commended – Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC

SMB Award
Winner – PPL
Highly Commended – Ark Home Healthcare

Wellbeing Award
Winner – Golding Homes
Highly Commended – University of Lincoln

Reward & Recognition Award
Winner – CNH Industrial
Highly Commended – F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

Inclusion & Diversity Award
Winner – Touchstone
Highly Commended – VINCI Construction UK Limited

Unsung Hero Award
Winner – First Bus
Highly Commended – Napp Pharmaceuticals

Employer Brand Award
Winner – MBNL
Highly Commended – Wales & West Utilities Ltd.

Internal Communications Award
Winner – KCOM
Highly Commended – Healthcare at Home
Highly Commended – Melton Foods

Social Responsibility Award
Winner – Tata Consultancy Services
Highly Commended – Seaco Global

Non-Profit/Charity Award
Winner – Sheffield Hallam University
Highly Commended – Canal and River Trust

Public Sector Award
Winner – Sandwell Council
Highly Commended – British Business Bank

Customer Engagement Award
Winner – Tesco Bank
Highly Commended – PPL

Best Use of Technology Award
Winner – Virgin Trains (West Coast Trains)
Highly Commended – South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Highly Commended – TrustFord

Consultancy of the Year Award
Winner – People Lab
Highly Commended – Purple Cubed

Overseas Award
Winner – McDonald’s Europe