BE Offices has scooped 38th position in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ Awards. The company is the only serviced office operator to appear in the rankings.
The awards demonstrate excellence across a number of workplace ‘factors’ including leadership, pay and benefits and treatment of staff. More than 37,500 employees from all areas of business surveyed nationally. Business Environment finished eighth in the country for its commitment to employee wellbeing and its focus on providing employees with a positive work-life balance.
David Saul, managing director of Business Environment, said: “With such a strong line-up of UK businesses entering the awards, we were delighted to be ranked so highly. It is encouraging to know that employees really value the staff training and development we offer and the award is testament to our commitment to them in building a business culture that they are proud to be part of.”
The Best Companies organisation also awarded Business Environment a three star rating – the highest rating possible – for demonstrating it was an ‘exceptional place to work’. Only 84 companies in the UK received this rating for 2011. This followed an evaluation of the organisation’s key statistics, processes and policies.
Business Environment is no stranger to receiving business awards having featured in The Sunday Times’ ranking in each of the previous three years. It has also won the Business Centre Association’s Best Business Centre of the Year Award four years out of the five, and is the current title holder.
So far, 2011 has been a successful year for Business Environment with the serviced office operator having opened a stunning addition to its ever growing portfolio in London’s Cheapside.
With 18 operational centres in the South of England and gross assets over £300 million, Business Environment has constantly introduced innovative products and services which have enabled it to out-perform the industry in terms of quality, service level and value for money. The company was the first to introduce the UK’s first “all-inclusive serviced office package”, with no hidden extras.
Best Companies Chief Executive Jonathon Austin meets Business Environment’s Corporate Director Andrew Stewart.