Admiral Group, EE, McDonald’s Restaurants and Sytner Group are among the organisations recognised in the Sunday Times’ 30 Best Big Companies To Work For 2017 list.
The Sunday Times’ Best Companies lists are based on the results of anonymous employee engagement surveys, which are designed to allow employees to comment on all facets of their working environment, relationships and organisational culture. The surveys cover eight aspects of workplace engagement: leadership; my company; personal growth; my team; my manager; wellbeing; fair deal; giving something back. The results are used to create a Best Companies Index score that is then used to rank organisations.
Sytner topped the 30 Best Big Companies list, which includes organisations that have at least 3,000 full-time employees. 4Com, Bravissimo and First Response Finance are among the organisations on the Top 100 Best Companies list, which includes businesses with at least 250 employees.
Austin Fraser, Search Laboratory, and Talon Outdoor are among the organisations ranked on Best 100 Small Companies list, which is available for organisations with at least 50 full-time employees.
Adactus Housing Group, CityWest Homes, SLH Group, and the University of Sheffield are among The Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies 2017. This category includes organisations that employ at least 50 members of staff, and are a charity, set up for community benefit, a public sector organisation, a Community Interest Company (CIC) or listed on Companies House as either private, limited by guarantee, no share capital or incorporated by Royal Charter.
The top 10 organisations on The 30 Best Big Companies 2017 list are:
- Sytner Group
- Admiral Group
- Markerstudy Group
- Bourne Leisure
- McDonald’s Restaurants
- TSB Bank
- Savers Health and Beauty
The top 10 organisations on The Best 100 Companies 2017 list are:
- Chess Telecom
- Charter Court Financial Services
- ANS Group
- Oakman Inns and Restaurants
- First Response Finance
- The New World Trading Company
The top 10 organisations on The Best 100 Small Companies 2017 list are:
- Talon Outdoor
- ThirdWay Interiors
- Austin Fraser
- Equilibrium Asset Management
- Educ8 Group
- Assael Architecture
- LHi Group
- Ryder Architecture
The top 10 organisations on The Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies 2017 list are:
- SLH Group
- The Message Trust
- Wales and West Housing
- Treetops Hospice Care
- Fair Ways
- The Kaleidoscope Plus Group
- Adactus Housing Group
- Community Gateway Association
Jo Bowles, executive director of shared services at CityWest Homes, which ranked 54th on The Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies 2017 list, said: “One of our core [organisation] values is to provide a first rate working environment for all our staff. So winning this award is a real mark of achievement for us. Our people live the [organisation] values every day and it’s their commitment that makes CityWest Homes a truly great and safe place to work.
“One consistent comment from our staff is that it’s the people who make CityWest Homes the place it is. We’re proud to hear that our people feel supported; personally, professionally and as part of a great team, which continues to deliver our service against the highest standards.”