Britain's Best Boss 2006

Cumbrian Charity Chief Executive, Annie Mawson, was a finalist in Britain's Best Boss 2006 competition


In June 2006 we were delighted to hear that Annie Mawson, Founder and Chief Executive of Sunbeams, had reached the finals of The Working Families/LLoyds TSB Best Boss competition. Working Families is the UK's leading work-life balance campaign organisation. It supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers, and helps employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone .

Annie believes her charity would not survive unless it was "a happy workplace". She was nominated by Project Co-ordinator, Claire Watters, who described her "supportive, nurturing and inspiring" boss as someone who "makes Sunbeams a way of life and not just a job".


The certificate presented to Annie for reaching the final

The certificate presented to Annie for reaching the final


Annie says, "Work-life balance policies are fundamental to the smooth running of the organisation. Because of the flexible way we work, we are able to surround ourselves with brilliant, well-integrated people, which is vital for us. Absenteeism and staff turnover are non-existent, sickness rates are very low and morale is always high."

Claire Green, Head of Employer Relations at Working Families, congratulated Annie on being a finalist in this year's Best Boss competition. She said, "This is a tremendous achievement as we had a record number of entries - all of a very high standard."


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