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  • Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2014

    SLH Group
    OVER THE PAST nine years, SLH Group has moved from being one of the worst-performing housing associations in the country to one of the fastest improving. Now the body, once beset with intern...
    Irvine Housing Association
    DEVELOPING POTENTIAL IS part of the package at the Irvine Housing Association, the Ayrshire-based social housing provider, which has shot up our Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For ...
    Dale & Valley Homes
    CLOSE TEAMS ARE the cement that glues employees to Dale & Valley Homes. People enjoy working there so much, they tend to stay — 21 of the 85-strong workforce have been at the small organisat...
    CONTINUING ITS UPWARDS trajectory among the 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For, bdht has reached its highest placing yet, up from ninth last year. The largest supplier of a...
  • Sunday Times List 2014: Small Companies

    TPP (The Phoenix Partnership)
    BUGS GET SQUASHED at this critical healthcare software provider, but people don’t. The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) provides “one patient, one record” clinical software to the NHS, and holds th...
    Next Ventures
    ONE EMPLOYEE WAS renting a humble apartment when he started work at Next Ventures, but now, some seven years later, he has a very healthy income and owns two properties. Co-founder Darren R...
    THIS MEDIA AGENCY is a place for “owls” but also welcomes “larks”. London-based the7stars helps its people work late at night or early in the morning, lets them have laptops to “roam” with, ...
    La Fosse Associates
    WHEN PEOPLE NEED a little lift at La Fosse Associates, they go…skiing. Last year, this London-based IT recruitment consultancy took everyone — regardless of their performance, job role or ab...
  • Sunday Times List 2014: Mid Companies

    UKRD Group Limited
    “IT IS MORE than a radio station,” says Mark Watts, the community and education co-ordinator for Guildford-based 96.4 Eagle, which is part of the UKRD Group. Watts makes programmes for commu...
    The Brookwood Partnership
    IT’S NOT ALWAYS appropriate to turn up to your job dressed in a kangaroo costume and carrying an array of edible bugs, but it’s all in a day’s work for Fred Ockwell. He is a chef manager at...
    Peninsula Business Services
    PENINSULA BUSINESS SERVICES was set up in 1983 by Betfred founders Peter and Fred Done after a lack of legal support left them having to pay out more than £11,000 following an employment tri...
    CREATED 14 YEARS ago following a £1 bet between friends, Appliances Online (now has grown into the UK’s largest online kitchen-appliance retailer, supplying more than 4.5m customers,...
  • Sunday Times List 2014: Big Companies

    Iceland Foods
    ICELAND FOODS HAS frozen out the rest of the competition to be voted the Best Big Company to work for in the UK by its employees — for the second time in three years. It moves from second pl...
    Admiral Group
    ADMIRAL GROUP IS making waves after cruising into second place on its debut in our Big Companies list, coming first in four of our seven categories: Leadership, My Manager, My Team and Givin...
    WHEN SARAH CALLAGHAN phoned about a vacancy at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh, she found herself speaking directly to general manager Philip Counsell, who invited her for an interview later that ...
    Sytner Group
    LIKE A GREAT car, the Sytner Group is more than the sum of its parts. The prestige car retailer gets top marks for its workers’ belief in it, with an 82% positive score for responses to ques...

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Eamon Fitzgerald

Naked Wines

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What differentiates Best Companies is the reputation and trust. It's the number one employee engagement survey

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William Rogers


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UKRD has received considerable benefit from being a part of the Best Companies process. Each and every year, we take time to assess the results of the comprehensive research provided and then shape our responses to both the comments of the team as well as the scoring we have received, so that future policies reflect the priorities and interests of those upon whom we rely for success; our people. This has been an invaluable exercise each and every year to date.

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Will Leonelli

Flight Centre

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We believe participation in the programme helps us to attract quality staff who are looking for a long, progressive career rather than just a job, as well as attract suppliers who want to work with us and customers who want to buy from us. Our employees feel engaged and inspired by what they do and the Best Companies programme is pivotal in enabling us to celebrate our successes whilst also recognising tangible goals for the future so that we can continue to be one of the UK’s best places to work.

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Emma Finch

Holiday Extras

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Holiday Extras have entered the Best Companies list a number of times and its been a brilliant tool to see how we measure against some of the big companies out there. We have been working hard on our employee engagement over the past few years, taking on board what the Best Companies results show as well as using our own internal engagement questionnaire and its very much paid off, as we now boast a 92% engagement score!

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