MN Family Friendly: innovation vote time...£100 to be won...NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Jan-16 14:52:03

As part of our Family Friendly Programme we'd love to get as many MNers as possible voting on the latest innovations from the companies who have signed up to the programme.

We think all the innovations are excellent but we want to find out which of the below you think are the most innovative in terms of family friendliness.

We have two categories - customer facing innovations and staff innovations.

Have a read of the submissions below - and for your chance to win a £100 Love2Shop voucher please vote for up to three companies - per category - and add your details. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 Love2Shop voucher.

Please note you must be a registered member of Mumsnet to vote.

Read the complete submissions and VOTE NOW

Thanks, MNHQ

Staff Innovations - more info on each one here

Barclays: Dynamic Working Campaign

HSBC: recruitment pledge & Aspire

Unilever: Family Friendly Benefits

Matalan: Workplace Challenge and County Sports Partnerships

Starcom Mediavest Group: Back2Businessship programme

Old Mutual Wealth: Additional employee benefits

Customer Facing Innovation Submissions - more info on each one here

Barclays: Digital Driving Licence

Butlins: new chalet village

Dove: Self Esteem Project (Unilever)

McDonald's: Roald Dahl app

Matalan: Alphabet Scarves for Alder Hey Children's Hospital Charity

Bella Italia: taking kids on an Italian adventure

Heathrow: imaginary friend friendly

ASK Italian: Amici kids

Old Mutual Wealth: There for You.


Thanks and good luck

Vote closes: 12noon Monday 19th January

OP’s posts: |
wannabestressfree Mon 11-Jan-16 18:54:37

Done smile

coffeeisnectar Mon 11-Jan-16 20:09:02


I love the imaginary friends being acknowledged at Heathrow and the new butlins sounds fantastic.

Old mutual wealths policy for new parents is great and really is something all companies should be doing and I also love Doves campaign on body image.

Very hard choosing three from each category.

FeelingSmurfy Mon 11-Jan-16 22:46:13

Done, I found it really interesting!

voyager50 Mon 11-Jan-16 23:03:31

I've voted - it was difficult to narrow the choices down to just 3 though!

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 12-Jan-16 10:32:05


BathshebaDarkstone Tue 12-Jan-16 10:39:02

How do I get the McDonalds Roald Dahl app.

Nadienoo1990 Tue 12-Jan-16 22:54:29


PalaceGirl Thu 14-Jan-16 11:18:17

An interesting read with many great innovations. In particular Dove and Bella Italia. I hope more and more companies take note by extending their outreach to encompass the family. Votes submitted with pleasure.

mrpeterhall Thu 14-Jan-16 11:23:02


ThemisA Thu 14-Jan-16 11:50:38

All done - some very worthy contenders!

MAT12 Thu 14-Jan-16 13:13:22

All done I personally was not aware of some of these companies innovations, so i found it very informative and hope other follow suit

IonaAilidh11 Thu 14-Jan-16 17:04:34


Blessingsgalore5 Thu 14-Jan-16 18:09:36

Done smile

darlingred Thu 14-Jan-16 19:57:13

Very interesting read.

squizita Fri 15-Jan-16 11:46:14

Done. smile

decisionsdecisions123 Sun 17-Jan-16 10:29:12

I quite liked the simple but probably effective and helpful Matalan approach of free fruit being provided (as long as its no just a boring plate of apples and bananas every day).

MissChrisOfficial Sun 17-Jan-16 21:39:35


Laflouder Sun 17-Jan-16 22:55:51


slightlyglitterbrained Mon 18-Jan-16 01:25:21

decisions - have worked for a couple of places that provided free fruit (not Matalan) - it seems small but is really nice.

I liked the idea of training for manager & parent to be - so clear from threads on MN that most managers have no clue about parental entitlements etc. Also liked the company providing emergency care for dependents.

clairewilko29 Mon 18-Jan-16 12:12:08

done x

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Mon 18-Jan-16 13:18:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 20-Jan-16 13:19:30

CrumblyMumbly wins the £100 voucher!
Vote winners to be announced next week!

OP’s posts: |
decisionsdecisions123 Sat 23-Jan-16 16:30:42

Well done CrumblyMumbly!

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