Last night I attended the Sunday Times Best Companies ceremony held at Battersea Evolution in London, which was a fantastic event and a great opportunity to celebrate the UK’s leading small, medium and large businesses.
From what I witnessed last night, there really are some fantastic businesses in the UK, employing engaged and motivated teams.
What’s more, Bibby Financial Services climbed 19 places on our 2015 position and were awarded 31st place in the Best Companies to Work For – the fifth time we have placed in the top 100 in recent years.
As part of the diverse, 200-year old family-owned Bibby Line Group, we pride ourselves on working as one team. What makes these awards particularly important to me is that they are voted for by employees and based on key indicators such as leadership, charitable giving, employee well-being and professional development.
I’ve often said that attracting and retaining leading talent is critical to providing excellent service and value to our customers. Over the past year, we have heavily invested in employee wellbeing and workplace benefits to ensure that we have motivated and committed teams, willing to go the extra mile to deliver for our clients.
Last night’s award reflects this commitment to being a great place to work and our 93% customer satisfaction rating demonstrates that our efforts have been successful.
While running a business of any size is consistently challenging, it’s recognition like this that makes it all worthwhile.
It’s perhaps unsurprising that the CEO of any business would talk of that company being a great place to work, but you can read what some our teams say on our Facebook page here. You can also hear what our clients have to say about us on our website.
Additionally, if you’re interested in finding out more about opportunities at Bibby Financial Services – either in the UK or in one of the 13 other countries we operate in – visit our careers page.