Beaverbrooks’ charitable approach earns it Sunday Times nod

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Beaverbrooks has been named in the The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016 list for the 13th consecutive time.

Not only has Beaverbrooks climbed from 19th to 16th position in the past 12 months, it has also been named the best mid-sized retailer in the list.

To obtain its spot on the list of companies (250-3,000 employee category) Beaverbrooks saw off competition from more than 1,000 businesses. The rankings are based on the anonymous answers from company employees relating to ” management practices, career progression, workplace culture, job satisfaction, relationships with their colleagues and their working environment”.

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Beaverbrooks, which has 67 stores in the UK, was recognised by employees for providing inspirational leadership, its open and honest company culture and for its strong company ethos and commitment to the wider community.

Anna Blackburn, Beaverbrooks’ chief executive officer, commented: “We’re delighted that this year we achieved our highest ever response rate to the Best Companies engagement survey which means we’ll be able to really identify what’s important to our people, which in turn will make Beaverbrooks an even better place to work where our people are inspired to be the best they can be.”

Now in its 16th year, The Sunday Times awards, described as the most comprehensive guide to workplace engagement in Britain, celebrated the UK’s leading companies at a ceremony in London on Thursday 25th February 2016.

Chairman Mark Adlestone, who was named an OBE last year for his services to charity and business in the north of England last year, said: “To be named among the UK’s top 25 workplaces for 13 consecutive years is quite an accomplishment. Our people are what make us so special and together we have achieved remarkable things over the past 12 months.

“We’ve continued to grow while retaining our strong family values which are engrained in the business and I am very proud of the culture that we have created. We are a fantastic team and together we collaborate to make Beaverbrooks the success it is today.”

Beaverbrooks donates 20 per cent of post-tax profits to its charitable trust and matches the funds that its people raise for local charities, continues to score highly each year. Since the year 2000, the Lancashire-based company has given away almost £10 million to worthy causes.

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