The UK’s largest electricity distribution network, UK Power Networks, has been named as the most improved company in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For list. The company rose 18 places and won a special award for Best Improver at an awards ceremony in London.
The company, which employs over 6000 staff and keeps the lights on in homes, schools, hospitals and businesses across London, the East and South East of England, was placed 11th in this year’s Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, marking its fourth consecutive year in the list.
UK Power Networks is the only energy company to feature in the list.
The rankings are based on a detailed employee survey of UK Power Networks’ staff about a number of topics ranging from the support the company gives to the communities it serves to staff development and training.
The survey found that people love their jobs at UK Power Networks and 69% would not leave to work elsewhere.
UK Power Networks also scooped the Innovation in Engagement prize at this year’s ceremony for its ‘Your Energy’ health programme, which helps staff focus on their health and well-being and was designed in conjunction with six-time world champion kayaker Anna Hemmings and two-time world champion rower Toby Garbett.
Andrew Pace, UK Power Networks HR Director, said: “We are delighted that our staff have once again rated us among one of Britain’s best big companies to work for.
“When staff feel positive about their job and their employer, they are much more likely to go out of their way to deliver a great service. The health, wellbeing and safety of our staff is very important to us and I’m delighted that our work on these issues in particular was recognised at last night’s awards.”
The Sunday Times Top 25 list covers companies employing more than 5,000 employees. UK Power Networks ranks among household names such as Halfords, Iceland and Warburton’s.
UK Power Networks has now gained 1-Star accreditation from Best Companies, which is the hallmark of a company that takes workplace engagement seriously and signifies ‘very good’ levels of workplace engagement.
An overview of the list can be found here: https://www.b.co.uk/the-lists/big-companies/
It has been a year of achievement for UK Power Networks and in 2017 the company received its second gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, retaining its place in the top 7% of accredited organisations.