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Deloitte wins Working Families Special Award

14 June 2016

Deloitte, the professional services firm, has won a 2016 ‘Top Employers for Working Families’ Special Award. The firm was joint winner of the ‘Best for All Stages of Motherhood’ category.

The awards, run by the UK’s leading work-life organisation Working Families, were announced on Monday 13th June. They recognise Britain’s most family-friendly workplaces and have a total of seven categories showcasing employers’ work-life policies and practices, including agile working initiatives.

Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award, endorsing our hard work in ensuring Deloitte has an inclusive culture which supports working families. We are proud to be providing a working environment where our people can balance a successful career with their daily lives.”

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said: “Congratulations to Deloitte, one of our 2016 Top Employers for Working Families award winners who have been selected from an outstanding field of organisations. Deloitte has gone the extra mile to support expectant and new mothers, and their wider workforce. Employers who would like to build a loyal, engaged and productive workforce can find a lot to learn from this year’s Top Employers for Working Families.”


Notes to editors

Deloitte is committed to developing working practices through a combination of formal and informal arrangements, that support agility in terms of where, when and how people work.

The firm has worked hard to ensure that it provides a working environment where our people can balance a successful career with their daily lives, whether that be for family commitments or other outside interests. Our WorkAgility framework provides a platform for our people to consider a blend of day to day actions and formal options, which help them to manage the balance between demanding personal and professional priorities.

As part of this the firm introduced Time Out, which enables people to take a month’s unpaid leave at a time that suits both them and the business – no reason is required, and our people are encouraged to share the benefits of the experience when they return. At Deloitte, we know that our people expect to work for an employer that can truly enable them to balance their career and life outside work and we have worked hard to provide this.

Working Parents Transitions Programme
On notification of pending maternity, the mother (or primary carer) and their line manager join our Working Parents Transitions Programme (WPTP), with the aim of ensuring a smooth transition to and from maternity leave. Delivered by external coaches from ‘How Do You Do It’, pre-maternity/parental leave sessions build peer support networks, share experiences and explain the support the firm offers. Line managers attend separate sessions to understand challenges that can be encountered by those returning from maternity/parental leave and best practice support that can be provided pre, during and post-leave. Through informal working arrangements (WorkAgility) or formal paid leave, our policies ensure all parents are able to balance their time to manage work and any antenatal or adoption appointments.

About Working Families
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life organisation. The charity supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone. Twitter @workingfamuk
The Working Families helpline for parents, carers and their advisers gives advice on employment rights and benefits. Call 0300 012 0312 or email

For more information contact Liz Whitehead, Working Families’ Press Office on 020 7253 7243 or 0777 0657760 or email

About Deloitte
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.

Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Laura Parsons
Deloitte LLP
+44 (0) 20 7303 0885
+44 (0) 78 2695 2940

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