Two guests and presenter Dan Walker on the set of Best Companies Live
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Our very first virtual showcase event!

After months of planning and preparation, we successfully delivered our first virtual event on Friday, May 21st.

Broadcast live from Media City in Salford, our inaugural ‘Best Companies Live’ event revealed not only the very best organisations making a ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list nationally, regionally and by sector, but also awarded the most deserving individuals with ‘Special Awards’ for their contributions to the workplace.

Hosted by TV presenter, Dan Walker, the event attracted a registered audience of over 15,000 people and was streamed live on a specially designed platform. The day featured a full programme of discussion and conversation on subjects including Wellbeing, Giving Something Back, Leadership, Personal Growth and The Future of The Workplace.

Below is a selection of photographs capturing the highlights from the day.

Best Companies Live Gallery

Three red chairs on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKVIP badges for special guests at Best Companies Live EventBest Companies Live branded Telsa Curtsey Vehicle Two cameras ready to film on the set of Best Companies LiveA member of the event team organising Best Companies Live Registration badges for special guestsTV Presenter Dan Walker reading the script for Best Companies LiveBest Companies Live Engagement Event Set at Media CitySpecial Guest Melanie Sedgley Head of People and Culture at Oscar arriving at Best Companies LiveFour Special Guests VIP badges for Best Companies LiveFour electric vans with Best Companies Live branding parked outside of the studio at Media CityTwo members of the Best Companies Live Event TeamTV Presenter Dan Walker and members of the Best Companies Live event team behind the scenesFour red chairs on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKTV Presenter Dan Walker Smiling whilst sat down at Best Companies LiveActress and Presenter Jemma Bolt being mic'd up by two members of the event team at Best Companies Live Event team at Best Companies Live talking behind the scene Special guest and CEO of DTSquared Toby Pearson on set at Best Companies LiveThe UK's Best Companies to Work For 2021 Trophies on displayTV Presenter Dan Walker talking to special Guests Toby Pearson of DTSquared and Edward Perry CEO of COOK TradingBest Companies Live Logo on window at Media CityTwo members of the Best Companies Live Event Team chatting behind the scenesTV Presenter Dan Walker laughing with special Guests Toby Pearson of DTSquared and Edward Perry CEO of COOK TradingTV Presenter Dan Walker with Toby Pearson CEO Of DTSquared and their Giving Something Back Special Award at Best Companies LiveTwo members of the Best Comoanies Team behind the scenes at Best Companies LiveCEO of Cook Trading  Edward Perry and CEO of La Fosse Associates James Parker discuss giving something back at Best Companies LiveTV Presenter Dan Walker and CEO of Cook Trading Edward Perry with their Giving Something Back Special Award at Best Companies LiveTV Presenter Dan Walke on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKA member of the event team at Best Companies Live with Head of Peope at Hickory's Smokehouse Rachel WoodcockBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin with actress Jemma Bolt and special guest on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKFour branded Best Companies Live vans outside of Media City UKJemma Bolt on the set of Best Companies Live at Media City UKTwo members of the Best Companies Live event team on set at Media City UKA member of the Best Companies Live team on set at Media City UKTwo members of the Best Companies Live event team talking behind the scenes at Media City UKThe UK's Best Large 100 Companies to Work For 2021 award at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inzpire Hugh Griffiths on the set of Best Companies LiveCEO of Cloud Thing Jay Neale with TVPresenter Dan Walker and the Award for the Best Leader Special Award at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inzpire Hugh Griffiths and CEO of Cloud Thing Jay Neale with a member of the event staff at Best Companies LiveA behind the scenes look at Dan Walker on set at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inzpire Hugh Griffiths and CEO of Cloud Thing Jay Neale with a member of the event staff behind the scenes at Best Companies LiveBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin with presenter and actress Jemma Bolt on the set of Best Companies LiveCEO of Inzpire Hugh Griffiths with Presenter Dank Walker and the Best Leader Special Award at Best Companies LiveMelanie Sedgley of Oscar in the hair and makeup chair at Best Companies LiveBest Companies Head of Marketing Victoria Mcdonnel behind the scenes with a member of the event staff at Best Companies LiveTV presenter Dan Walker with Melanie Sedgley Head of People and Culture at Oscar and the Learning and Development Special Award at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inspire North Ruth Kettle in the hair and makeup chair at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inspire North Ruth Kettle on set at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inspire North Ruth Kettle and presenter Dan Walker with the Learning and Development Special Award at Best Companies LiveCEO of Inspire North Ruth Kettle on set at Best Companies Live discussing  the Learning and Development Special AwardA member of the Best Companies Live event team on set at Media City UKKevin Brady HRD of Open Reach on set at Best Companies LivePresenter and actress Jemma Bolt on set at Best Companies LiveKevin Brady HRD of Open Reach with TV presenter Dan Walker and the Learning and Development Special Award at Best Companies LiveBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin and TV Presenter Dan Walker on set at Best Companies LivePeople and brand Director of Wilton and Bain Claire Elliott with presenter Dan Walker and the Wellbeing Special Award at Best Companies LiveAccess Community Trust CEO Emma Ratzer MBE on the set of Best Companies LiveAccess Community Trust CEO Emma Ratzer MBE receiving the Wellbeing Special Award from presenter Dan Walker at Best Companies LiveTV presenter Dan Walker with Access Community Trust CEO Emma Ratzer MBE and apprentices with the Wellbeing Special Award at Best Companies LiveTV Presenter Dan Walker with Community Trust CEO Emma Ratzer MBE and People and brand Director of Wilton and Bain Claire Elliott on the set of Best Companies LiveBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin receiving makeup touchups on set at Best Companies LiveTV Presenter Dan Walker with Camelot UK Lotteries People Director Rachel King  receiving the Wellbeing Special Award at Best Companies Live  Camelot UK Lotteries People Director Rachel King at Best Companies Live  A behind the scenes look at a member of the Best Companies Live Event Staff Director of People and Culture at Peel L&P Carrie Westwell on the set of Best Companies LiveBest Companies CEO Jonathan Austin on the set of Best Companies LiveCamelot UK Lotteries People Director Rachel King on the set of Best Companies Live  Presenter Dan Walker with the CEO of EKM Antony Chesworth and Head of Talent Alison Chesworth receiving the Best Improver Special AwardCEO of EKM Antony Chesworth on set at Best Companies LiveCEO and co-founder of Onefile Susanna Lawson on receiving hair and makeup touchups on the set of Best Companies LivePresenter Dan Walker with the CEO and co-founder of Onefile Susanna Lawson as she recieves the Best Improver Special Award at Best Companies LiveHead of People at Hickory's Smokehouse Racheal Woodcock on the set of Best Companies LiveCEO and co-founder of Onefile Susanna Lawson on the set of Best Companies LiveThe UK's 100 Best Mid-sized companies to Work for 2021 Best Improver Award for Onefile on the set of Best Companies LiveThe Hut Groups Group People Director Richard Nolan with the Head of People at Hickory's Smokehouse Racheal Woodcock, TV Presenter Dan Walker and a member of the Best Companies Live TeamPresenter Dan Walker with the Head of People at Hickory's Smokehouse Racheal Woodcock as she receives the Best Improver Special Award at Best Companies LiveTV Presenter Dan Walker with CEO and co-founder of Onefile Susanna Lawson and a member of the Best Companies Live Team on setTV Presenter Dan Walker with The Hut Groups Group People Director Richard Nolan as he recieves the Best Improver Special Award at Best Companies LiveCEO and co-founder of Onefile Susanna Lawson with award on the set of Best Companies LiveThe Hut Groups Group People Director Richard Nolan on the set of Best Companies LiveThe UK's 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2021 Best Improver Special Award for THG - The Hut Group on the set of  Best Companies LiveThe Hut Groups Group People Director Richard Nolan with the Head of People at Hickory's Smokehouse Racheal Woodcock at Best Companies LiveActress Jemma Bolt, Presenter Dan Walker and Best Companies CEO Jonathan Austin on set at Best Companies LiveBest Companies Live Logo with Laurent Perrier Champagne and the official Best Companies Live mug

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