The Culture Leaders List 2021


We're looking for the top 25 Culture Leaders in the UK - are you one of them?

We believe that more businesses need recognition for everything they have achieved since the beginning of the crisis.

Inspired by the remarkable stories we were told by SME business leaders in our recent edition of the Culture Economy Report, we want to celebrate businesses across the UK who have put their people first and maintained a strong culture during the challenges of the pandemic.

Introducing the Culture Leaders List 2021.


Celebrating companies who put their people first

To be in with the chance of winning 1 of 25 spots on the list, all you've got to do is tell us why you deserve to become a top Culture Leader.

Explain your company culture in action, demonstrate how you've put your people first and how you've got through a year like no other.

Impressed with another business' culture and achievements over the last 12 months? You can nominate them too.

Just tell us why you think they deserve a spot on the list.

Nominate now

The judging process

We've got an exciting panel of SME business leaders and people-professionals to score your entries. They're looking for inspirational examples of how SMEs have put their people first during 2020 and 2021, including:

  • Introducing measures to support employees who are working remotely to maintain a strong and positive company culture
  • Taking steps to measure employee engagement
  • Examples of how they've supported employee wellbeing and mental health
  • How they've continued to support their people with learning and development.

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5 great reasons to nominate your business

  1. Celebrate the achievements of your company and people
  2. Communicate your commitment to putting people first
  3. Share your ideas and experiences with other business leaders
  4. Meet other SME leaders who are committed to positive cultures
  5. Receive publicity via our PR, blogging and social media communications


The over-all winning company will receive a trophy, certificate and a prize to enjoy with your team.

And, even better - it's 100% free to enter.

So, nominate your business now and let's celebrate your achievements.


How to nominate your business

Complete the application form below and submit this to us by midnight on 4th June 2021.

Read our FAQs and Terms and Conditions.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Culture Leaders List 2021, feel free to get in touch via:

Good luck – we look forward to reading your entry!

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