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  • Sunday Times List 2016: Big Companies

    #1
    Inchcape UK
    WITH ITS FORECOURTS full of luxury cars, it’s easy to take a shine to work at Inchcape. This international car dealer, based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, has hit the top spot in its fourth...
    #2
    Sytner Group
    THE PRESTIGE CAR retailer Sytner Group has its foot firmly on the gas, holding on to the runner-up position in our 25 Best Big Companies list for a second year. Its 6,355 employees are dotte...
    #3
    Nationwide Building Society
    THE MAD HATTER would have turned green with envy at the tea party thrown by Nationwide’s head office in Swindon. More than 650 employees participated, making it the world’s largest and earni...
    #4
    Bourne Leisure Ltd
    LOVE TRIANGLES CAN be tricky. But not for holiday company Bourne Leisure, which wants to move its employees, shareholders and guests along what it calls the “like to love triangle . . . from...
  • Sunday Times List 2016: Mid Companies

    #1
    Simply Business
    “THIS IS MY first job in insurance,” says Stewart Duncan, director of data science at Simply Business. The online insurer, for the second year running, tops the Sunday Times 100 Best Compani...
    #2
    Chess Telecom
    CHESS, AN ALDERLEY Edge-based IT and communication services provider, has risen to second place, having debuted at third in last year’s mid-size Best Companies To Work For list. It previousl...
    #3
    Red Carnation Hotels
    A BUSINESS THAT says it thinks with its head and its heart, Red Carnation Hotels is renowned in the travel industry for the many stars after its hotels’ names and for treating staff like fam...
    #4
    MVF Global
    “THERE ARE NO awards for being the last to leave our office in the evening,” says Titus Sharpe, chief executive and a co-founder of the digital marketing firm MVF. “We encourage people to wo...
  • Sunday Times List 2016: Small Companies

    #1
    Phaidon International
    DEVELOPING HOME-GROWN talent pays dividends at Phaidon International, the London-based recruiter that scoops second place — its highest ranking to date — in our 100 Best Small Companies to W...
    #2
    Educ8 Ltd
    SET IN THE Rhondda Valley, in Wales’s former coal-mining heartland, Educ8 offers apprenticeships, vocational training and recruitment to Welsh organisations. Contracts with agencies incl...
    #3
    the7stars UK Ltd
    PEOPLE DON’T JUST woo clients at the7stars — they woo one another. One “idea of the week” challenge at the Wednesday morning company meeting resulted in a “woo week”, encouraging creativity ...
    #4
    Reassured Ltd
    IF YOU WORK hard at Reassured, you can “snooze or cruise” the next day with a 10am start or a 4pm finish. The telesales insurance broker, which offers life and health insurance, has offi...
  • Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2016

    #1
    SLH Group
    THEY WORK IN one of the UK’s most deprived council areas and have to deal with increasingly tight budgets, but the 97 staff at SLH Group are the happiest on our list. This small organisa...
    #2
    Wales & West Housing
    YOU DON’T NEED to fear the culture of “contagious madness” at Wales & West Housing (WWH). The organisation has a Mad (“make a difference”) strategy that aims to improve people’s lives, homes...
    #3
    B3Living
    SINCE 2006, a growing sense of community has been reported by B3Living residents in the borough of Broxbourne. The area’s largest social housing provider has more than 4,500 homes in Hertfor...
    #4
    Dale and Valley Homes
    This social housing provider took ownership of 4,200 homes from Durham county council in April last year. The 76 employees at Dale and Valley Homes are given lots of opportunities to get to ...

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