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Live Live: Best Places To Work Awards UK 2020 Ceremony

We reveal all the winners of the UK Best Places To Work Awards 2020 Watch on YouTube


Friday, September 18th

  1. 12pm (BST)
    Supporting games industry diversity through education The programme director of Digital Schoolhouse discusses the things the industry can do with education that can transform the talent pipeline for game makers in the UK.
    • Shahneila Saeed Ukie/Digital Schoolhouse
  2. 1pm (BST)
    #RaiseTheGame - Practical steps for improving equality, diversity and inclusion across the games industry UKIE's Dr Jo Twist leads a panel of experts to discuss how games companies can achieve meaningful cultural and behavioural change, whatever the size of the business.
    • Host: Dr Jo Twist Ukie
    • Liz Prince Amiqus
    • Cinzia Musio Splash Damage
    • Nida Ahmad Netspeak Games/POC In Play
    • Suneet Sharma Sega Europe/Out Making Games
  3. 2pm (BST)
    How might the pandemic change how we work Overnight, the games industry has learnt to work from home. And most of the participants in the Best Places To Work Awards say that they'll adopt a hybrid model where more staff can work from home. What will this mean for game development? We ask our panel of experts.
    • Host: Matthew Handrahan
    • Emma Thompson Unit 2 Games
    • Kate Lindsay Splash Damage
    • David Bowman Creative Assembly
  4. 3pm (BST)
    Secrets from the Best Boss: Fireside chat with Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy Media Molecule studio director Siobhan Reddy answers questions about her career, her inspiration and management style, which saw her win last year's UK Best Boss Award.
  5. 4pm (BST)
    The Putting The G Into Gaming Award Liz Prince, founder of Putting The G Into Gaming and business manager of Amiqus, reveals the winner of this year's special women in games award.
  6. 4:30pm (BST)
    The Best Places To Work Awards 2020 The ceremony itself! Find out who are 2020's best UK games companies to work for.
  7. 7pm (BST)
    The Games Industry Gathering The networking event returns for another Friday meet-up

About Best Places To Work Awards

Our annual awards highlighting excellence in video games employment will return with an all-digital event.

This year's Best Places To Work Awards 2020 will feature a keynote session from Media Molecule boss Siobhan Reddy (last year’s Best Boss winner), plus panels on topics such as COVID-19, diversity and handling abuse allegations. That’s all before we reveal the Best Places to work in the UK games industry during our digital awards ceremony.