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C&iT's Best Places to Work

C&IT's Best Places to Work scheme has been designed to help event agency team leaders develop the best possible working environments for their staff, while recognising outstanding workplaces and initiatives.

The Awards are unique in that agencies are able to benchmark their companies against their competitors. They recognise great workplaces and initiatives making organisations stand out from the crowd, which is now more important than ever.

Hearing from the Editor of C&iT

Over the last year the entire industry has seen a massive war for talent. The aftermath of redundancies and experienced individuals leaving the industry has resulted in a market where demand outstrips supply. Jobseekers have options. Therefore in order to attract and retain the best people you need to be seen as an employer of choice. You need to be seen as one of the Best Places to Work.

The events industry is powered by its people and so the best way to have competitive advantage, deliver high standards and continue to grow is by having top talent on your team. By having the right recruitment procedures in place, by recognising and rewarding performance, by looking after people's physical and mental health and by developing their careers. All of which we assess and benchmark as part of our awards.

Our Best Places to Work awards are more than just an accolade though. We don't just want to recognise those that are excelling in employee engagement, we also want to help inform those that are still on their journey to make positive changes. This is why everyone who enters will be sent a copy of our employer benchmarking report (worth £200) to measure themselves against their peers and identify where there is room for improvement.

Now is the time to shine a light on your company, it's culture and have it recognised as one of the Best Places to Work.

Calum Di Lieto, Editor @ C&iT World

The C&IT Best Places to Work - Categories and Awards

Agency

Once the awards have closed for entries, the judges determine a gold, silver and bronze winner in each category. 
Please note in order to enter a Spotlight category, an entry into a main category must be submitted first.

Benchmarking report

Find out exactly how you measure up with the C&IT benchmarking report. 

Once the awards have closed for entries, all entrants who have chosen the benchmark report option will receive a report showing the data and aggregated scores for all entries in the 2022 scheme.

Please note that you must purchase your benchmarking report at the time of registration.

Small Agency (0-20 UK employees)

Mid-Size Agency (21-50 UK employees)

Large Agency (51+ UK employees)

Spotlight Categories

These will recognise outstanding practices around Reward, Culture, Organisational Health and Mental Health, giving you additional opportunities to be rewarded. 

Benchmarking report

Find out exactly how you measure up with the C&IT benchmarking report. 

Once the awards have closed for entries, all entrants will receive a benchmark report worth over £200 showing the data and aggregated scores for all entries in the 2022 scheme.

Mental health & Wellbeing

Rewards & Benefits

Learning & Development

Recruitment & Retention

Diversity & Inclusion

Young Talent

How to enter C&IT's Best Places to Work

Download the entry kit for all the information you need to enter. From the categories and criteria to key dates and top tips.

Register your submissions using our dedicated entry platform. Remember to use the criteria in the entry kit to perfect your entry.


Register your submissions using our dedicated entry platform. Remember to use the criteria in the entry kit to perfect your entry.

Submit your entry by the required deadline. You can find these under key information and in the dedicated entry kit.

Three simple reasons why you should be entering!


Recognition from C&IT the creative firepower for event industry professionals. 


Our benchmark report will compare you against competitors. Be the best.


With a talent boom in the industry, take advantage. Be the agency.

Our C&IT Best Places to Work Judging Panel

The judges play an integral part of the awards process. The 2022 panel will consist of senior HR professionals, nominations are now open. Be a part of these industry leading awards! 

C&IT - Who are we?

C&IT World

C&IT Insight is a source of creative firepower for event industry professionals. By fusing in-depth industry knowledge from C&IT with expertise from game-changing partners, this platform offers innovative ideas to help you continually evolve and enhance your events.

As the go-to knowledge hub, C&IT Insight gives its members access to highly relevant industry-leading webinars, expert reports, surveys and bespoke events, drawing on insights from expert contributors and in-depth industry research. Whatever your area of interest, you can find something within our comprehensive library to bring you closer to your business goals. 

On C&IT Insight, our specialist content covers the following areas:

  • Event management and venue sourcing
  • Attendee engagement and on-site experience
  • Event marketing and social engagement
  • Event technology and apps
  • Incentive travel and destinations
  • Creativity