Premier

We’re an award winning employee benefit and wealth management company with nearly 200 employees based across Croydon and Bristol.
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Premier set itself a mighty ambition when it was founded in 2003 – that of transforming the quality of the pensions industry. Based in Croydon, London, and with an office in Bristol, the company aims to deliver exceptional service and drive innovation in pensions, employee benefits, and risk and wealth management.

The same honesty and openness of approach drives employee policy, with people's development and wellbeing of premier importance. The desire to create a happy and inclusive workforce is built into the fabric and culture of the company.

A new entrant to the Best Companies accreditation process, Premier has nearly 200 employees and both its offices recently underwent a renovation, during which the Croydon premises expanded into a second floor, giving the team space for greater collaboration and flexible working.

Premier is committed to delivering a personal and bespoke experience to each of its clients to build a partnership that stands the test of time. It has top industry awards under its belt including the ServiceMark from the Institute of Customer Services, awarded to firms based on customer feedback and employee engagement with customer service strategy.

A learning platform is accessible to all and training is given to managers on how to encourage career progression. Premier staff have access to a wellbeing schedule, there are six trained and accessible on-site mental health first aiders, and an employee assistance programme provides proactive support

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

83% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

A management development programme, which was delivered in person helped leaders evaluate their own performance and strengthen their skills. Our online platform offers modules to support managers lead hybrid teams and support all employees with their wellbeing. All managers are provided with annual employment law training from our solicitor at JEL.

My Company

83% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

In the last staff survey in December 2020, 95% of staff agreed senior leaders provide a clear vision of the direction of Premier and 97% agreed they understood the company values of integrity, efficiency, and trust. CEO Alastair Aird says he has “never worked with a leadership group that trusts each other so implicitly”.

Giving Something Back

94% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Premier raised funds during the first lockdown for the Cavell Nurses Trust, the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they're suffering a personal or financial crisis often due to illness, disability, domestic abuse and the impact of the coronavirus.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2003
Total number of employees
2
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
49% : 51%
Male : Female employee ratio
52%
Employees earning £35k+
4%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

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22
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Quote from the top...
“We are delighted to have been awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies for ‘outstanding’ levels of workplace engagement. As newcomers to Best Companies this year, this is a true testament to the hard work, resilience and commitment of our people during this very challenging year. We have focused on three pillars: Wellbeing & Mental Health, Diversity & Inclusion and CSR whilst keeping our strong focus on employee engagement. The way our people have continued to support one another and our clients throughout the past year makes me extremely proud and these ‘outstanding’ results indicates we are making great progress in our ambition to be recognised and respected as the outstanding company in our industry”

Alastair Aird, CEO - Premier

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