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29/10/2018

Society Matters Awards

We’ve won a Lotus Award, CSR Team of the Year and two Diversity awards so far this year.

In June, Yorkshire Building Society won the Workplace Culture Award at the 2018 Lotus Awards. The Lotus Awards celebrate companies across the globe for positively nurturing employee engagement. The awards are given to businesses who invest in their culture, regardless of size, sector or geography.

Tracey Newton, Director of People Performance at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Workplace culture is fundamentally important to the success of any business. At Yorkshire Building Society we know that we already have a positive cultural foundation and we want to continue to evolve to be the kind of workplace where every colleague can contribute their unique talents fully.”

We didn’t stop there, as we were also awarded CSR team of the year at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2018 for our best in class Community programmes, and the UK’s Most Improved Organisation of the Year and UK Financial Services Company of the Year at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards.

On the back of being commended for Best Flexible Working initiative at the charity’s Best Practice Awards in June, we were also named in the Top 30 UK employers by the charity Working Families for the second year running!

Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:

"Their flexible and family-friendly working policies supporting mothers, fathers and carers are well developed, and flexible working is becoming embedded. What’s key to unlocking parents’ potential is a family friendly workplace culture. Importantly, Yorkshire Building Society is one employer who knows this and is striving to ensure their underlying workplace culture supports the flexible and family-friendly policies they have in place.”

To see a full list of our awards, please click here.

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