B&Q, BT, and the NHS are among the top employers for working families it has emerged.
The firms were among 20 to make it onto an inaugural list of the best family-friendly employers from the past three decades.
Work-life balance charity Working Families compiled the list as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.
Winners had shown leadership in areas including flexible working, childcare provision, maternity and/or paternity policy and help with eldercare responsibilities, the charity said.§
Accenture, the Metropolitan Police Service and Lloyds TSB also made it onto the final list.
Sarah Jackson, Working Families chief executive said: “Our top 20 are employers whose innovation and farsighted practice have brought them business success and created the flexible and engaging workplaces which working parents and carers really need.”