75 Best Companies in the North West 2020

Companies from a diverse range of sectors located across the region have been revealed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the North West, and we’re delighted to announce that we have placed 47th.

The list, compiled by Best Companies, recognises the leading organisations that are creating the most engaging and exciting workplaces. The research also indicates that chief executives and senior teams understand that engaging with their workforce is the most effective way to attract and retain the best staff in challenging markets.

Nasrin Hossain, Culture Director at Shepherds Friendly, said:

“This result, alongside placing 21st in the Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For in the UK, is testament to our commitment to making Shepherds Friendly a positive and engaging place to work.

“Everyone at Shepherds Friendly contributes towards making this a happy and supportive environment. Our ethos means we are always looking to enhance our workplace with engagement schemes, ensuring we continue to progress. As a friendly society, our staff and members are at the very heart of everything that we do.”

Laura Hassall, Business Development Manager at Shepherds Friendly commented:

“Shepherds Friendly is a fantastic and engaging place to work. Since joining in 2018 as a Sales Support, I have been given the encouragement and support to progress to my current role as Business Development Manager, in under two years.

“Alongside employee development, there are lots of committees you can get involved with, such as the Green Committee and there are volunteering days available for all staff for our chosen charity, Seashell Trust.”

This is a great accomplishment because the list compromises of organisations of all sizes, large and small in the North West and we’ve been ranked against all of them and placed 47th position.

We are joined in the top 75 Best Companies to Work For in the North West by the likes of Stockport Homes, Marriot Hotels International, Everton Football Club and Hobbycraft. The regional list can be viewed here.

What is RBCI?
The Regional Best Companies Index (RBCI) is the most academically rigorous way of measuring engagement. Using the Best Companies b-Heard Survey, employees are asked to score 70 questions on a 7-point scale from ‘Strongly Disagree’ to ‘Strongly Agree.’

The results are then calculated from the responses to 49 scoring questions aligned to the 8 Factors of Workplace Engagement. The final score is normalised for company size and calculated out of 1000.