How do you become the best place to work in the events industry?

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.

Being judged by senior HR professionals also allows you to develop your workplace by aiming to create the best possible working environments across the industry. As well as showcasing the best aspects of your workplace to recruit new talent and make your team one that people want to be a part of, the Awards show your employees that they work at the top workplace in the industry.

Winning a C&IT Best Places To Work Award is a great way of celebrating that your teams are working harder than ever to bring your business, and our industry, through this period of uncertainty. The workplaces you have built and the teams that drive them are worth celebrating!

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

The awards consist of 3 main categories:

  • Large Agency (51+ UK employees)

  • Mid-Size Agency (21-50 UK employees)

  • Small Agency (0-20 UK employees)

Entrants will also have the opportunity to enter additional ‘Spotlight’ categories that will recognise outstanding practices around Reward, Culture, Organisational Health and Mental Health, giving you additional opportunities to be rewarded. 

  • Mental health & Wellbeing

  • Rewards & Benefits

  • Learning & Development

  • Recruitment & Retention

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Young Talent


Once the awards have closed for entires, the judges determine a gold,sliver and bronze winner in each catgeory.

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 2020 scheme.

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



Awards entry prices

Entries made before the 21 May:

Large Agency (51+ UK employees) - £350 + VAT

Mid-Size Agency (21-50 UK employees) - £320 + VAT

Small Agency (0-20 UK employees) - £290 + VAT

Entries made after 21 May will inccur an additional £100 late entry fee

Entry deadlines

Entry Deadline: Thursday 21 May 2020
Late Entry Deadline: Thursday 28 May 2020
Please note: late entries incur an additional £100 fee

Benchmarking report

Please indicate on the registration pages wether you would like to receive a benchmarking report priced at £200.

How to enter

  1. Register via the link below, and indicate whether you’d like to receive a benchmarking report or just entry to the awards.

  2. Choose your main category and complete the entry questions. 

  3. If you would like to enter a spotlight category after the main category you’ve chosen, please select the category you wish to enter. Use the option at the top of the page to repopulate all questions with your main category answers before amending appropriately.

  4. Click ‘submit and pay for your entries’ - complete your payment (by invoice or credit card).

If you have any queries or require any assistance, please contact the team by emailing

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