For the tenth year running Nedbank Private Wealth Limited has retained its standing as a top company to work for in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2014. The awards event, hosted by the highly accomplished and versatile BBC journalist, Kate Silverton, saw Nedbank Private Wealth ranked impressively at number 55 in this prestigious list.
The bank also received a special award for its 10-year anniversary of inclusion in the list, one of only three companies to do this, as well as being the only financial services company to have achieved this unbroken run of awards. In addition, the bank was runner-up in the special category called “giving something back” which measures what the company contributes to society, the environment and the local community. The listing results from the UK’s largest ever survey into workplace engagement involving nearly 900 companies and over a quarter of a million employees.
Greg Horton, Nedbank Private Wealth Limited’s managing director, said: “This is a remarkable milestone and I would like to thank all our staff for the amazing energy and effort they have expended throughout what has been an incredible 10 years for the business. Our economic environment has changed dramatically during this time, and through periods of change the most crucial element is regular and honest communication with your team, providing reassurance when necessary.
“During difficult times, training and development can be viewed as the easiest areas to be cut but this is often the first mistake a business makes in a downturn, as training designed to support the business objectives creates the environment to meet strategic goals. We set out to redouble our energy and focus on the business’s principal aim “to serve our clients better than any other financial services organisation” and we know that continued focus from a loyal, committed and engaged workforce is vital to achieve this.”
Each year The Sunday Times and Best Companies celebrate the best workplaces in the UK. Employees within the organisation are surveyed and businesses are judged based on feedback directly from their staff. The survey explores staff perceptions of eight key aspects of the business: wellbeing; personal growth; fair deal; company leadership; employees’ feelings towards their managers, team and company; and what the company gives back to society.
This latest accolade follows a long list of awards for the bank, including the sixth consecutive year of receiving a Three Star “extraordinary” accreditation* achieved in this year’s UK Best Companies Guide. The Best Companies accreditation incorporates companies of all sizes and industries across the entire UK and Nedbank Private Wealth is one of only 123 companies to have received the maximum Three Star Status.
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