Zen named one of the UK’s best places to work

Date published: 28 February 2018

Zen Internet has been recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK. The internet and communications services provider was placed at number 44 in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Companies To Work For list, and also awarded a two-star Best Company rating for ‘outstanding’ staff engagement.

A group of Zen staff picked up the award at a special ceremony in London hosted by the Sunday Times and Best Companies, the organisation behind the Top 100. 

Over a thousand businesses entered the awards, each submitting a comprehensive staff survey and a detailed application form with supporting evidence. Only companies that could show excellent levels of staff engagement, and policies geared toward staff wellbeing and support, made the top 100.

Andrew Fryatt, Zen’s managing director for residential and small business, said: “We are really proud to be named as one of the UK’s top places to work for a second time. Our core long-term objectives will always remain happy staff, happy customers and happy suppliers, in that order. We value staff as our greatest asset, and strive to make Zen a company they are happy and proud to work for.”

The Best Companies awards are the largest survey of workplace engagement in the UK, and measure organisations for leadership, staff well-being, how staff feel about their managers, colleagues and the company generally, and how happy they are with their pay and benefits. Best Companies has been developing its accreditation standards for over 12 years, in the belief that staff satisfaction is a key driver of company success.

Jonathan Austin, Best Companies founder and chief executive officer, said: “It is encouraging to see that more and more organisations are recognising the value of employee engagement and are willing to benchmark themselves against the best to ensure they are offering their employees the best possible experience.”

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