Skipton Building Society is today celebrating after it was named as one of the UK’s Top 100 Best Companies To Work For.
The accolade came at an awards dinner in London when it was announced that the Society had made its debut in the list at number 58.
The Society, headquartered since 1853 in the picturesque market town whose name it shares, employs 1,633 people at its head office and across its UK branch network was listed for the first time ever in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For, which is compiled using the views of employees.
The Top 100 Companies list is widely acknowledged as the most searching and extensive research into employee engagement carried out in this country.
Since 2001, Best Companies and The Sunday Times have celebrated the best small, mid-size and big workplaces, and all UK companies are able to enter. The Society featured in the Best Mid-size Companies category – comprising companies with between 250 and 4,999 employees.
David Cutter, Skipton Group Chief Executive, said: "This is a very proud moment for everyone at Skipton and is a milestone in the Society’s long and successful history. To be named at 58 in the UK’s best companies to work for is a testament to the hard work being carried out to ensure all colleagues feel valued, and I would like to thank them all for contributing to this success."
"Now, having established ourselves at number 58 in the Top 100 Companies list, it gives us a real platform on which to build for the future. By constantly engaging with our colleagues we will ensure that we continue trying to make the Society an even better place to work."
The Best Companies award rounds off a highly successful year for the Society. In the autumn, the Society was labelled a giant killer after outshining some of the UK’s top multinational companies finishing 13th out of 250 organisations for customer service excellence. In doing so, Skipton became the third best bank or building society in the UK for the level of excellent service provided.
Skipton places great pride on investing in its own people, and towards the end of 2014 became one of only two building societies to be awarded gold status by Investors in People for its continued approach to people investment. Coupled with this, employee engagement achieved a record level of 88% thanks to developing a culture where customers are placed at the centre of everything Skipton does.