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UK’s The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For (2010)

Sponsor: The Sunday Times

“This year's competition is our biggest yet with a record 571 small firms taking part. The survey results are also more comprehensive than ever, with the views of 37,597 employees (up 3,000 on last year's previous record) feeding into the 2010 findings. Far from inhibiting businesses, the recession has prompted enlightened leaders to show the world it is possible to trade through challenging times while keeping staff engaged, happy and positive. As we emerge from the downturn, the companies in this supplement will lead the recovery. Our league table shows it is possible to hold down a place among the elite 100 Best Small Companies to Work For over a number of years. Six companies have featured in each of the past five years, but with 55 firms new to the list since last year a place is now as hard to retain as it is to attain in the first place.”

“The Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For is compiled from the views of employees and the policies of employers. Using a methodology now in its eighth year and designed exclusively for the British workplace, it identifies best practice defined by performance in eight key indicators of workplace engagement, covering staff opinions on their leadership, their manager, immediate colleagues, pay and benefits, wellbeing, the firm's willingness to give something back, people's personal development and overall sense of affiliation with their employers. This year, the views of 37,597 employees (up almost 10% on last year) across 571 SMEs (up from 565 in 2009) were taken into account, making this the most comprehensive study of workplace opinion in the UK.”


Last Updated:
April 2010