Awards For ‘Best Big Company To Work For’
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 13:18
Auto Windscreens, as part of the Markerstudy Group of Companies, is on cloud nine following its fifth year of success at The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards.
Stampeding into the Best Big Company ‘Top 30’ category for the first year, the Group beat off fierce competition from top brands, Deloitte, MacDonald’s and TBS Bank to be crowned a ‘Best Company to Work For’ in the UK.
Following a glittering awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution on Thursday 23 February, it placed at a triumphant 4th with ‘Extraordinary’ status, three stars (the highest) and glowing statistics to match.
Markerstudy Group of Companies includes Auto Windscreens, a leading UK vehicle glass repairer, alongside a number of insurance businesses, with staff in offices across the UK and in Gibraltar.
Turning sixteen this year, the Group has been named 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 1st for wellbeing and 2nd for giving something back.
Rupert Armitage, Auto Windscreens’ Managing 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.
We’ve focused on creating a legacy that our employees can be both instrumental in and proud of. In ‘Bake Off’ terms, we take a successful business model and thoroughly combine with happy staff – and there you have it – direct feedback from our employees telling us they like the result!”