Beaverbrooks has announced that it has ranked number one in the 100 Best Companies to Work For list 2021, in addition to being named as ‘Retail’s Best Company to Work For’.
The jeweller, which was ranked number nine in 2020, has featured prominently in the list for 18 consecutive years, with this being the first time it has taken the top spot since 2009.
The top positioning was awarded to the retailer for its successful handling of the pandemic year, including its “people-centric approach” to the business, the protection of jobs and incomes, and safeguarding of the future of the company.
Throughout the pandemic the jeweller has helped ensure its colleagues felt “engaged” with business decisions and direction, a strategy that enabled it to retain its core culture and values, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.
As a result, the jeweller was awarded a three-star accreditation for workplace engagement for the 16th year running.
Anna Blackburn, managing director of Beaverbrooks, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be named as the number one business in the Best Companies to Work For list 2021, as well as the accolade for Retail’s Best Company to Work For which is truly an honour to receive.
“We believe that a collaborative culture is key to business success so communication has been essential, ensuring colleagues feel involved and engaged with the business, as well as increasing our focus on wellbeing.”
She added: “We are immensely proud of what we’ve achieved as a business over the last year. Now in its 21st year, the Best Companies to Work For list is described as the most comprehensive guide to workplace engagement in Britain.”