Newcastle’s Ryder Architecture has made it on to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
Nearly 900 businesses put themselves forward for consideration, with the opinions of 250,000 employees being canvassed, making it the largest survey of workplace engagement in the UK. Everything from leadership to management, pay and wellbeing were taken into account.
Ryder managing partner Mark Thompson said: “We are delighted with this accolade, particularly for all our people who put in so much hard work and who clearly gain so much from working at Ryder.
“To be recognised in the Sunday Times top 100 for the second year running shows consistency in our approach: ‘Excellence in our people, service and architecture’. To be the highest placed architects’ practice is a great benchmark for us to measure continued improvement.”
The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield, meanwhile, received a one star rating in the Best Companies survey, which also entails an accreditation aspect for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement.
Benfield chief executive Mark Squires said: “We are delighted to have received a one star rating in the Best Companies to Work For survey. It is particularly pleasing to have received such positive and wide-ranging feedback from our employees.”