Category Awards
Published 2024 05
Author Jenny Bosworth

We’re in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024

We are thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, we have been named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list, and have been Highly Commended in the Best Places To Work For LGBTQIA+ Spotlight Awards.

The nationwide workplace survey, powered by WorkL, honours and celebrates Britain’s top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers, and wellbeing. This year’s survey revealed fascinating insights into workplace practices, with trends such as office pets, menopause policies, and innovative health and wellbeing initiatives emerging among respondents.

The survey uses 26 questions from WorkL’s employee engagement survey to accurately monitor employee engagement, wellbeing and discretionary effort in the workplace. To achieve a high overall engagement results, an organisation must score well across WorkL’s six-step framework which encompasses aspects such as Reward and Recognition, Instilling Pride, Information Sharing, Empowerment, Wellbeing, and Job Satisfaction.

In addition the main list, the Spotlight Awards recognise the unique qualities among the Best Places to Work, spotlighting organisations that excel in boosting staff happiness within specific areas and demographic groups. Winners were chosen by a judging panel from The Sunday Times and Work L. We were commended for our 90% engagement rate from LGBTQIA+ survey respondents, our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and our team of Mental Health First Aiders.

Head of People, Karey Wardhaugh, has said of the accolades: “As a people-first business, we recognise that we are only as good as the people we employ. Our holistic People Strategy focuses on wellbeing, growth & development and outreach and focuses on creating a truly rewarding and inclusive work environment for our whole team. To be recognised in the list for the second-year running is amazing, and being named in the Spotlight Awards just tops it off.”

Our appointment to the list, comes off the back of other recent successes including being shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards and making the AJ100 for the second time.

View the full list here and the Spotlight award winners here.

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