2022 winner

Lubbock Fine

Lubbock Fine’s ultra-flexible Smart Working model was strategic in its intent and scope, and begun as a strategic transformation project before the Covid pandemic, showing forward-thinking intent to transform ways of working and to enable people to work in their “personal best hours” and chosen location.

The judges were particularly impressed by the forethought of the need to make this shift, the role modelling of the change by senior management, and also the strategic stakeholder management, both internally and externally.

Quote from the live interview – full video below 

“There was broad acknowledgement that allowing people to work their best personal hours was a good idea and we agreed as a management team to give it a try. It has proved to be incredibly successful with a 12% increase in productivity and zero unplanned departures.”

Robert Morley
Chief Operating Officer


2nd place


Dentons impressively transformed their global Senior Development Programme, which aims to retain, engage and develop their top talent, to a virtual programme during the pandemic.

The team maintained the involvement of senior management and showed great imagination in restructuring both the learning sessions and the communication strategies with the cohort.  The firm’s innovation kept learner engagement throughout the programme, and also maintained the benefit of the group on the programme connecting as a global cohort.





Shakespeare Martineau