Nursery group Bright Horizons have been officially recognised as one of Europe’s Best Workplaces. The childcare company was rated 14th in the Best Large Sized Workplace category.
This prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in London on Tuesday 13th May. The event was hosted by BBC News Presenter, Huw Edwards, who congratulated all of this year’s organisations on their commitment to creating great workplaces. In addition to their 7th place finish, up 4 places on last year, Bright Horizons were also the first of two organisations to achieve ‘Masters Status’, an honour only given to companies who have been on the Great Place to Work Awards list for ten consecutive years.
Bright Horizons care for over 15,000 children each week and are the second-largest employer in the childcare sector, with total staff numbers of over 6,000 and an annual staff turnover which is significantly less than the industry average. The Great Place to Work Institute has recognised Bright Horizons as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in the UK for the past ten years; the only company in the childcare sector to achieve this.
The Best Workplaces Awards celebrate employers who follow a policy of creating positive workplaces in which leaders build high-trust relationships with their employees, based on mutual respect.
Sharon Williams, Director of Employee Engagement for Bright Horizons, said:
“We are delighted to be consistently recognised as a Best Workplace – it means a great deal to us to know that year upon year our people feel supported, as individuals and as professionals, and that they have such pride in their work. To be only one of two companies that have been awarded ’Master Status’ emphasis our long term commitment to ensure Bright Horizons is a great place to work for all of our employees.”
To see the 2015 Best Workplaces list please visit: http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/