Markerstudy gets big thumbs up
For the fifth year, Markerstudy Group of Companies has achieved success in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards.
Entering into the Best Big Company ‘Top 30’ category for the first year, the group was crowned a ‘Top 5 Best Company to Work For’ in the UK receiving an ‘extraordinary’ status, three stars (the highest) and glowing statistics to match.
The insurer, which turns 16 this year, has been a Best Company to Work For, for the last five years in a row, and was one of just three insurance businesses to be named in the big company category this year. It was also awarded the Investors in People Gold Champion Standard for a further three years in 2016.
Surveys conducted as part of the awards found 82% of employees believe that they can contribute to the success of the organisation and 82% of staff said that they go out of their way to help each other and have fun together. Furthermore the company was ranked first for wellbeing and second for giving something back.
Gary Humphrey, group underwriting director commented, ‘This is a defining moment for us. To be named a ‘Best Company to Work For’ in the UK is a highlight of our business history and there have been many, many highs. We have grown and evolved considerably since our humble beginnings in 2001 but we have always strived to create something that our employees can be proud of. We are dedicated to combining a successful business model with happy staff and to receive direct feedback from our employees telling us that we’ve nailed it – that is, quite simply, the best.’