The Sunday Times names Business West as one of the best places to work

Kye Parkin
Communications Executive | Business West
27th February 2017

For the third year in a row Business West has been named one of the best places to work by The Sunday Times.

Placing amongst the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Business West beat out competition from across the country to scoop the prestigious accolade once again.

Based on a nationwide survey of employees working at over 900 companies, The Sunday Times ranked employers in terms of how they shape up in terms of perks, pensions, equal opportunities and engagement.

Phil Smith, Business West’s managing director, commented:

“People are everything at Business West, and to be recognised for the third year running is fantastic.

"As a not-for-profit company with 200 staff, we aim to make this area the best place to live and work. 21,000 businesses trust us to help them start, grow, innovate and trade internationally -  as well as lobby government on their behalf, so it is vital that our people feel valued and that they do the right thing.

“The dedication and commitment shown by Business Westers to ensuring the prosperity and success of the region is an endless source of inspiration, and I am immensely proud of the civically minded culture that we have here, which is infectious.

 “I joined the forebear to Business West in 1991, became managing director in 2005, and I’ve been here ever since.

“Had I not been lucky enough to work with such an inspirational group of people over the years, I cannot say for certain that I would still be here and there are many others like me.

“It’s a cliché I know, but people really are an organisation’s most valuable asset. If you treat people well and help them to fulfil their true potential, as a leader or manager you will achieve just rewards.”

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