CIHT Employer of the Year Award


Shortlist Announcement - 10 June 2020, 13:00-14:00 / Free Lunchtime Webinar

See if your work makes the grade and discover what it takes to make work that will win for your business 

This webcast will be the first of three where we will announce the shortlisted entries. In this webcast we will present the shortlisted entries for the entries under the theme Supporting One Another.

The award categories in the Supporting One Another theme are:

Employer of the Year
Team of the Year
CIHT / Autodesk Collaboration Award

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This year, the CIHT Awards will be presented in a new and different way. Never more than now, has there been a reason to celebrate who we are, and how we will safeguard the future of our industry. For this reason, CIHT has developed a programme of digital initiatives, designed to share knowledge from all those companies that have been shortlisted, through to the announcements of the winners.


Why you should register for the FREE LUNCHTIME webcasts

If You or Your Organisation Entered the Awards

This webinar is a must attend to see if your work made the grade and if you are one step closer to winning a prestigious CIHT Award.

See if your work makes the grade and see what your competition is.

If you missed out on entering the awards don't miss out on these showcases

  • See how your work measures up
  • Discover how to make work that will win for your business
  • What lessons can you learn? Dig deeper into the shortlisted work with these online showcase sessions.
  • Uncover market-leading creative intelligence
  • Get invaluable insight into effective strategies and the latest tactics that have been adopted
  • Get a closer look at leading organisations and the work they do
  • Hear from key industry leaders presenting each showcase
  • Free online CPD
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The FREE LUNCHTIME webinars in this series showcasing the shortlisted entries are;


Register for them all. Be inspired and discover how you can win for your business.



This award recognises employers that have made an outstanding effort in engaging with their employees and the wider sector. The overall judging will consider how investing in people through health and wellbeing, skills and training and diversity and inclusion initiatives have made a positive contribution to the company, industry and society. The judges will also be looking for how well the initiative(s) have been embedded in the organisation.

Entries should be clear about how they engage with their employees and the wider sector across all aspects mentioned: health and wellbeing, skills and training and diversity and inclusion.

We ensure there is no obstacle to enter. Free to enter, no project too big or too small, any location and judged by impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion.


Why You Should Enter

  • The award best represents your organisations achievements and gives you a platform to tell your story
  • Receive independent recognition of your achievement by some of the most respected professionals in the sector which makes winning a fantastic accomplishment
  • Enhance your brand reputation as the award provides a sign of quality for potential clients, strategic transport bodies and investors
  • Showcase your work and brand to a global audience of current leaders, decision makers and the future leaders of the sector
  • Stand out from the crowd with amazing PR opportunities
  • Being shortlisted and winning motivates staff, focuses attention on the incredible work the organisation is producing and enhances pride in the organisation
  • Winning an award will attract new talent



To enter this year’s awards, your work needs to have been live at some point between 1/1/2019 and 28/02/2020 and can address all 4 judging criteria.


  • Organisations involved in the highways and transportation industry
  • Submissions must be under 1,200 words


Assessment Criteria

Initiation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Demonstration of originality and innovation in the approach
  • Robustness of research that laid the foundation for the initiative
  • Good stakeholder consultation as part of the initiation

Implementation (10 Points Maximum)

  • Training of involved stakeholders
  • Communications with relevant stakeholders
  • Continuity and commitment to process

Execution (10 Points Maximum)

  • Clear performance measures
  • Use of internal and external feedback in process

Evaluation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Wider implementation potential
  • Delivering value for money
  • Relationship outcome and improvement


Entry Rules

  1. You are the owner of all intellectual rights in your entry or have all necessary consents from all other owner(s) of intellectual rights in your entry.
  2. Entries must be received no later than the published deadline date.
  3. All submissions must be made online.
  4. All entries must be supplied and conform to the category rules and submission formats.
  5. Work entered into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate entry.
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. Due to the number of entries received, we cannot give feedback on individual entries.
  8. By entering these awards, you give the organisers the right to share, publish and otherwise use my entry in all media.
  9. The organisers reserve the right to verify that all entries have been commercially produced for a commercial client where relevant.
  10. The evidence contained in the submission must be correct and you can provide further details if required.


What should be Included in an Entry

  • A high resolution, 300 dpi, version of your company logo
  • Your entry taking care not to exceed the word limit
  • An executive summary of the activity. The summary, will not be judged, but it is what will appear on the website and promotional material if you are shortlisted. Tell people why your entry is so good and why it is worth further attention.
  • Supporting material: photographs, videos and/ or other graphic images that illustrate your entry in any way is encouraged
  • At least one photo or image provided should be in high resolution, 300 dpi, for potential reproduction in promotional material



Help and Support

If you require any further information regards the awards please do not hesitate to contact us on or +44 (0)20 7336 1583.

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