Brand Learning ranked 8th in UK's Best Workplace Awards

Brand Learning ranked 8th in UK's Best Workplace AwardsWe are delighted that Brand Learning has achieved a Top 10 rank with 8th place in the UK’s Best Workplace® awards in the medium sized business category as announced at the awards ceremony on the 24th of May 2012. 

The Great Place to Work Institute partners with many of the most successful and innovative businesses around the world to create, study, and recognise great workplaces. During the course of a typical year, Great Place to Work works with more than 5,500 organisations, representing over 10 million employees. Some of their blue chip clients include Diageo, Danone, KFC, Abbott, General Mill and NovoNordisk. Participating companies in these awards are evaluated based on results from the employee and company surveys. We would really like to thank everyone in the Brand Learning team for your support in completing these surveys.

We were also Finalists for three Special Category awards which are designed to recognise and promote specific areas in which participating organisations excel:

  • Learning & Development Excellence Award endorsed by Ashridge Business School
  • Most Trusted Leadership Excellence Award endorsed by Chartered Management Institute
  • Disability Excellence Award endorsed by Employers’ Forum on Disability

This success was celebrated at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and comes hot on the heels of securing third place in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies Awards 2012 – Best Small Companies Category - in February.

Michele McGrath, chief operating officer of Brand Learning, comments: “The Great Place to Work® Institute has an excellent definition of a great workplace as somewhere where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with. Since Brand Learning was set up almost 12 years ago, we have woven this culture into the fabric of our business.”

Tom O’Byrne, chief executive, Great Place to Work® comments: “This has been a particularly good year for the Best Workplaces list. Not only has the number of successful organisations increased from 70 to 75 but the standard of entry has been particularly high so getting a place on the list is a significant achievement for our winners. And for the first time we have been able to create three separate categories of Small, Medium and Large, reflecting the size of organisation - the number of employees.." “I am delighted to congratulate all our winners on their achievement and thank their leaders for continuing to champion the importance of trust in the workplace. In the current economic climate, it has never been more crucial for organisations to recognise the importance of creating and maintaining great workplace cultures and the impact this can have on business performance.’"