Event news update – Employee Benefits Awards 2006: Finalists announced

The finalists for the Employee Benefits Awards 2006 have been established. More than 50 UK employers have been short-listed across a number of categories.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 18 May, hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.


Most effective company car strategy

McDonald’s Restaurants
Redcats UK

Most effective healthcare strategy

Channel 4 Television
Hutchison 3G UK
Nestle UK entered by Lorica
Weston Group

Most effective pensions strategy

Actis entered by Watson Wyatt
Burlington Resources
Eli Lilly
Royal & SunAlliance entered by Towers Perrin

Most effective application of the new pensions simplification legislation

Carillion entered by Hewitt Communication Practice
Eli Lilly

Most effective motivation and work-life balance strategy

Bacharach Europe
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
Hertfordshire County Council

Most effective use of a flexible benefits plan

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust and Warrington PCT
Danone UK entered by Aon Consulting
Enviros entered by Gissings Advisory Services
EC Harris
Gedas UK entered by 4th Contact
Logica CMG entered by Watson Wyatt

Most effective use of a voluntary benefits plan

Argos Retail Group
John Lewis Partnership
Newlon Housing Trust entered by PMW Benefit Solutions
Nottingham City Council entered by P&MM
O2 entered by Motivano

Most effective all-employee share scheme strategy

Coca-Cola enterprises
Northern Rock

Most proactive use of group risk and rehabilitation benefits

Castle Morpeth Borough Council
Nestle UK entered by Lorica
Punch Taverns

Most effective use of financial education in the workplace

Capgemini UK entered by Halifax Bank of Scotland
France Telecom
GlaxoSmithKline entered by Towry Law
Northern Rock
The Capita Group

Most successful new benefits launch

Benfield Group entered by Orbit Benefits
Merseyrail entered by Futuremedia
Nationwide Building Society
Nottingham City Council entered by P&MM

Most effective use of an international benefits strategy

Barclays bank
iSOFT Group
Vanco entered by thomsons online benefits

Communications strategy of the year

Capgemini UK
Lloyds TSB
Punch Taverns
Royal & SunAlliance entered by Towers Perrin

Most effective use of intranet/internet sites

Crown Prosecution Service entered by Futuremedia
Eli Lilly
John Lewis Partnership
MTV entered by thomsons online benefits
Nationwide Building Society

Most effective application of tax-efficient benefits

Compass Group entered by Futuremedia
Honda of the UK Manufacturing
Nationwide Building Society

To book a place at the event please visit www.employeebenefits.co.uk/table