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Roslin Institute on Top Employer Shortlist

The Roslin Institute is among twenty seven of the most progressive employers and their representatives that have been shortlisted for this year's Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards.

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The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is one of the employers to have been shortlisted in the Family Support category alongside BAE Systems, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Danone  Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

The Awards, sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, will be announced at a ceremony at London's  Soho Hotel on 4th November which will involve a keynote address by Wendy  Hallett, MBE, Founder and MD of Hallett Retail, networking  sessions and a Q & A with a panel of experts.

The ceremony is the fifth annual Top Employer Awards which celebrate  companies who are leading the field in developing innovative ways of  smart working suited to today's world.

The Awards recognise employers of all kinds who are progressive in  their flexible working practices and proactive in seeking to retain  talented staff, particularly working parents who want to combine  successful careers with being a parent.

The Roslin Institute, which receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, was awarded recently an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of the support it provides to women in STEMM and in improving equality across the workplace.

Professor Helen Sang, who chairs The Roslin Institute's Career Development Committee, said of the award,

This nomination is great news and demonstrates that the Institute is a beacon for women in careers in science.

Professor Helen SangThe Roslin Institute's Career Development Committee

For more about the Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards, please visit www.workingmums.co.uk/topemployerawards

The full list of this year's shortlisted employers can be found by clicking here.