Business Environment has scooped another 3 star accreditation from Best Companies which comes on the back of their 36th position in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ Awards. The 3 star award means they provide an “outstanding” place to work and are one of less than 200 companies in the UK.
The serviced office provider, which has around 1m square foot of workspace and meeting venues throughout the country, has made the coveted 3 star accreditation on each of the past four years.
David Saul, managing director of Business Environment, said: “It is good news that we have been recognized as an outstanding place to work by Best Companies. It adds enormously to our Sunday Times Best Companies 36th position this year. Our continued presence here is a testament to all my colleagues, and to how much they have done to create a great atmosphere to work in.”
Some of Business Environment’s more distinctive policies include encouraging all employees to take 3 days off a year to volunteer for charity, use of gyms, delivering cakes to clients and colleagues each Friday, and setting up a “green team” which ensures all working areas are being as environmentally-friendly as possible.
David Saul said: “There are ethical reasons for setting up a positive working environment – but there are hard-headed business reasons too. If people feel valued, feel that their work is having a positive impact and feel like they have a good work/life balance it improves staff retention and motivation, and improves your firm’s bottom line. However it’s not enough for senior management to say this – most of the changes have to be come from employees themselves, so it’s thanks to them that the company has won this award.”
The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For awards measures excellence across a number of workplace factors including leadership, employee wellbeing, pay and benefits as well as treatment of staff.