19th June 2023
Walker Morris is delighted to announce that it’s won the Best Sustaining Culture award at the 2023 International Management Excellence Awards. In addition to this, Walker Morris also picked up the Best in Theme Award for the Business theme – bringing the prize tally up to two on the night. The awards are held by the Managing Partners’ Forum and art supported by the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. The winners were announced on Thursday’s online awards ceremony in the London Sky Lounge.
Last year, Walker Morris developed and launched a new and inspiring brand vision and values as well as introducing a compelling career proposition called Sustainable Careers, to increase employee engagement. With more than 400 employees across the business, Sustainable Careers focuses on supporting a diverse workforce by giving our people the time and opportunities to really develop. Lawyers at Walker Morris are exposed to top-flight, City-calibre work from day one and are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and share their own practice. Sustainable Careers both acknowledges and seeks to combat the pressures of a sector often associated with burnout.
Now in their 21st year, the awards uniquely recognise the contribution of leadership and management to the business of professional services firms based worldwide. With over 200 firms entered, the awards involve rigorous independent evaluation of initiatives that demonstrate superior business practices, support to clients, or community engagement.
Tracy Foley, Head of HR, said:
“We’re delighted to have won the award for Best Sustaining Culture and the Best in Theme (Business) at last night’s awards ceremony. The awards recognises how companies foster productive, healthy and sustainable working practices and celebrates the work we have done on developing and launching our Sustainable Careers proposition.
“We wanted Sustainable Careers to be different, encouraging employees or future employees to come and forge their own path at Walker Morris, they’ll get great work and we’ll challenge them to be the best they can be.”