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FM Company Recognised in Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2024

FM Company Recognised in Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2024
13 May 2024

Sewell Group, a retail operator that also has an FM services arm, has been awarded a place on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list 2024.

The company employs 535 people but prides itself on maintaining a family feel, and has made the Sunday Times list consistently over the past 15 years. 

The Hull-based group was praised for its commitment to young people through its GATEway scheme which provides roles for graduates, apprentices, trainees and work experience. Sewell Group was also recognised for the way it rewards its staff through bonuses, promotions and internal recognition, and its move to shared ownership across its estates businesses.

The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list ranks companies based on an employee engagement survey, to measure employee wellbeing and discretionary effort in the workplace. Companies that score a minimum of 70 per cent on the survey make it to the prestigious Sunday Times list.

Sewell Group Chair, Paul Sewell, said: “They say you have to be a great place to work to be a great company to deal with. Our aim has always been to nurture, reward and develop our talent, so they can serve our customers in an elite and sustainable way. We set standards to be a place where the best want to be and the aspirational can reach their full potential.

“The Sunday Times Best Places to Work is a list based on what our people say, which is why, for me, this is the best accolade we could receive.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be in this prestigious listing and thanks go to all our staff, customers and partners who have helped us continue to grow and thrive.”

Data and Information Analyst Achyut Ratkanthiwar started work with Sewell Group last year, and said working for the company has been a different experience from his previous workplaces. “I love the way people at Sewell Group support each other. When someone does well, everyone celebrates their success, and when someone has a problem, we all rally round to help. It’s a great working environment, and I’m really glad that’s been recognised at a national level.”

Chris Longcroft of The Times and The Sunday Times, said: “All organisations are only as good as the people they employ and retain. The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards recognise companies that are innovating to create an engaged and fulfilling working environment for all and in so doing they are creating the best possible platform for business success. To be named on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list is a true recognition of excellence and I congratulate those organisations who made the grade this year.”

Picture: a photograph of a person wearing a Sewell-branded t-shirt, taken in a school classroom environment. School children can be seen in the background. Image Credit: Sewell Group 

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 May 2024


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