the heroes of
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We’re back for 2022 to award the pioneers of exceptional working cultures.

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The deadline has been extended! The time left to enter this year's awards is now:








To give you the opportunity to submit your best entry we have extended the deadline to Monday 23rd May 23:59pm (BST)

Show us what your culture is made of

We want to celebrate the people professionals and organisations committed to nurturing thriving company cultures. The scale of your achievements is not important. We’re looking for progress, not best in show.

The awards are free to enter. Entries close on 9th May 2022.

Download our 2022 entry guide

What will make your entry stand out and impress our judges? Download the guide for useful hints and tips! By submitting your details you will be registered to receive the latest updates from Culture Pioneers.

Our 2022 Culture Pioneer categories


Showcase how your company work culture is authentic to your external brand and company values.


Demonstrate your company’s holistic approach to employee wellbeing and how it is positively impacting all employees.


Share how your organisation is enabling business-critical learning at an individual, team and organisational level, as part of the everyday.


Illustrate the meaningful and sustainable improvements your business is making to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Find out what our judges are looking for from entries across each of our four categories

“Culture is a powerful force in most sustainably successful organisations.”

“The Culture Pioneer Awards shows the working world what a good work culture really delivers – committed, creative and inclusive approaches for people to flourish in their work.”

Celebrating our 2021 Pioneers

Meet the culture-driven people professionals and teams that impressed our judges and brought home trophies in 2021.

Reasons to enter the Culture Pioneer Awards

As well as the pride that comes with entering and winning an award for you and your team, there are other benefits to entering the Culture Pioneer Awards.

Attracts talent

Showcases your company as a great place to work to help attract the best talent in a candidate-driven market.

Creates positive PR

Boosts your organisation’s external reputation and enables your brand to stand out among your competitors, with culture as part of your USP.

Retains employees

Supports your efforts to motivate, engage and retain your organisation’s existing workforce, and helps mitigate any impact experienced from the Great Resignation.

Boosts credibility

Raises your organisation’s profile as a culture change champion in a climate where putting people first has never been more important.

“Culture Pioneers go beyond the superficial and beyond the labels.”

“They are I.M.P.A.C.T oriented. Meaning they generate Ideas, Methodologies and Processes that Activate Captivating Transformations.”

Interested in sponsoring?

Get in touch to find out more about our different sponsorship package options and how you can get involved with the Culture Pioneer Awards.