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  • 9th March 2010
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The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies: We’re Moving Up!

It was this time last year that we won a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For accolade. Guess what? We’ve just won again, but this year we placed even higher! We’re now sitting pretty at number 25, up 43 spots from 68. Even though the economic downturn has created a knock on effect on the self storage industry, our company culture of involving our staff at all levels and rewarding them has contributed to better results and continued growth.

For those who don’t know, the Best Companies organisation was formed with the purpose of making the world a better workplace and has established its reputation through an authoritative and highly rigorous methodology. Each year its media partner, The Sunday Times, publishes the top 100 scoring companies. Their site inspections and workforce survey identifies workplace performance and best practice according to eight key factors. These factors are particularly significant as they are defined through survey results from employees – straight from the horse’s mouth if you like!

Leadership
How employees feel about the head of the organisation, senior managers, and the organisations values and principles

My Manager
How employees feel about and communicate with their direct manager

Personal Growth
What employees feel about training and their future prospects

Wellbeing
How employees feel about stress, pressure at work, and work life balance

My Team
Employees feelings towards their immediate colleagues and how well they work together

Giving Something Back
The extent to which employees feel their organisation has a positive impact on society

My Company
The level of engagement employees have for their job and organisation

Fair Deal
How happy employees are with their pay and benefits

To see how we ranked against the other 99 and what our staff members had to say visit The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For online here.

Many thanks goes out to our Head of Human Resources, Cheryl Hathaway and our brilliant staff members – without whom this wouldn’t be possible.