Beaverbrooks retains top employer ranking

Lytham St Annes-based jeweller Beaverbrooks has ranked ninth in this year's Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work list.

The company was named best mid-sized retailer, and the company’s chairman Mark Adlestone and managing director, Anna Blackburn, were named as UK’s Best Leaders.

It is the only company in Best Companies’ history to have consistently achieved a three-star accreditation for 17 consecutive yearsthe highest standard which reflects extraordinary levels of workplace engagement.

Beaverbrooks, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, also received a special award for Giving Something Back, after donating 20 per cent of retained post-tax profits to charity and in its centenary year alone. The company has donated in excess of £14 million to over 750 charities since the year 2000.

In a joint statement, Mark and Anna said:Beaverbrooks’ 100th anniversary year has been nothing short of incredible and to win a trio of awards and be recognised for our efforts in our centenary really is the culmination of an exceptional 12 months. We’re both honoured and privileged to be recognised as UK’s Best Leaders for the second year running.

Beaverbrooks’ 100th anniversary year has been nothing short of incredible

Being a great employer and treating our people well has always been part of our DNA, but we’ve elevated our focus over the past few years with an intention to prove that being a great workplace and treating people well can directly impact the bottom line – and we’ve just had our sixth most consecutive profitable year in our 100-year history."

Now in its 20th year, The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For is a comprehensive guide to workplace engagement in Britain. Employees of all competing firms are asked to anonymously answer questions around eight factors of workplace engagement, including leadership, wellbeing, personal growth opportunities and relationships with their manager and team.

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