Fylde coast jewellers’ 14th award

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, Amanda Simon, head of people engagement at Beaverbrooks and Mark Adlestone CEO
Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, Amanda Simon, head of people engagement at Beaverbrooks and Mark Adlestone CEO
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Beaverbrooks the Jewellers has been named best mid-sized retailer and ranked number 26 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017.

It is the 14th consecutive year the family-owned jewellers has featured in the top 100 (250-3,000 employee category), seeing off competition from over 1,000 businesses.

Now in its 17th year, The awards celebrated the UK’s leading companies at a ceremony in London and rely directly on employee feedback.

Employees from all competing firms are asked to anonymously answer questions about management practices, career progression, workplace culture, job satisfaction, relationships with their colleagues and their working environment.

The family owned retailer established in 1919, was recognised by its employees for providing inspirational leadership and an open, honest company culture, as well as its strong company ethos and commitment to the wider community.

The company’s strong family values were also recognised, including its stance on Boxing Day trading – as the business traditionally remains closed on the day to give back to employees and show appreciation for the hard work they do.

Beaverbrooks donates 20 per cent of post-tax profits to charity every year.

Chairman, Mark Adlestone said: “To be named among the UK’s top 30 workplaces for 14 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.”

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