The UK's 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2021

This prestigious and highly competitive list represents the 25 companies in our ‘big’ category with the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores.

To join the list, your organisation must employ at least 2,000 full-time employees and achieve one of the 25 highest BCI scores in the category.

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Roche

Combining science, data and insights to transform patient experience and provide personalised healthcare solutions, we believe that good business means a better world.

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Childbase Partnership

We run nurseries where the care and education opportunities for each and every child are as extraordinary as the staff who provide them.

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Arcadis UK

We work with our clients to create exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.

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Hobbycraft

Our passion for craft is at the centre of everything we do. We're here to support everyone on their crafting journey.

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Admiral Group

Since launching in 1993, we have grown from a small start up to one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK.

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UK Power Networks

We keep the lights on across London, the South East and the East of England.

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Skipton Building Society

From our people, to the environment and the communities we serve, we’re helping to build a better future.

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Coventry Building Society

We’re proud to be a building society and part of our vision is to be as simple and straightforward as possible.

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BT Consumer

We’re the largest provider of Consumer mobile and fixed broadband communications services in the UK.

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Tata Consultancy Services

As global leaders in IT services, digital and business solutions, we partner with clients to simplify, strengthen and transform their business.

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VINCI Construction UK

As specialist civil engineering, construction and facilities management company, we are known for the innovation, creativity and technological mastery.

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Openreach

It's our mission to build the best possible digital network with the highest quality of service, and ensure everyone in the UK can be connected.

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theworks.co.uk

Our mission is to offer customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety, and quality.

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Barchester Healthcare

Delivering top quality care to the people living in our well-staffed, comfortable, secure and happy homes.

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River Island

One of the most well-known and loved brands on the high street, we always aim to bring new and original fashion to our customers.

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ISG

Our vision is to become the world’s most dynamic construction services company, delivering places that help people and businesses thrive.

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NHS Business Services Authority

We manage over £35billion of NHS spend annually, delivering a range of national services to NHS organisations, contractors, patients and the public.

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Cox Automotive

As the world’s largest automotive services organisation, we’re committed to helping our manufacturer, fleet and dealer customers.

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KP Snacks

Producing all kinds of delicious snacks for the UK’s retailers, we’re passionate about our products and proud of what we do.

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J Murphy & Sons

We're a global specialist engineering and construction company that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

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AWE

We have a critical mission: to support the defence and security of the UK.

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Roadchef

We aim to make Britain's roads a safer and happier place by de-stressing and delighting our 52 million visitors every year.

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Mears Group

One of the UK’s leading housing and care providers to both the public and private sector, we work with clients to help develop, fund and implement their placemaking ambitions.

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THG

In just 16 years, we have become a globally renowned end-to-end tech platform specialising in taking brands direct to consumers worldwide.

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Circle Health Group

We create a culture of partnership where staff are empowered to make a real difference and where patients come first.

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