Posted by Press Release on February 23, 2018
Bishop Fleming is celebrating a significant leap up the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list after being ranked 26th in 2018, and the highest professional services firm in the South West.
The rise up the list this year follows a coveted three star accreditation in the annual Best Companies survey, up from two stars in 2017. This rating reflects ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement and represents organisations that truly excel.
The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses and private wealth advice to individuals, has 29 partners and over 340 people. This is the third consecutive year that it has featured in the prestigious list of best employers in the country, having previously been ranked nationally as 49th in 2016 and 42nd last year.
Ian Smith, Chair of Bishop Fleming, commented: “Our 16-place rise in our ranking is fantastic news for the firm, and is a clear reflection of the hard work that we put in to making sure our business remains a great place to work. We are committed to recruiting the best people and then helping them to grow and this is reflected in our continuous improvement up the rankings over the last three years.”
He added: “The fact that the Sunday Times top ranking reflects what our own people think of us as an employer is one of the accolades I am most proud of. Nearly 90% of our people participated in the survey – a fantastic level of engagement.”
Each year, Bishop Fleming has improved on its performance for staff wellbeing.
The Sunday Times rates Bishop Fleming as an “outstanding” employer, with a clear commitment to workplace engagement and with the determination to strive for continuous improvement. The accreditation is based on employee feedback and acknowledges those employers that regard people development as a key element of their success.
Andrew Sandiford, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming commented: “We have always maintained a culture that is focussed on our people. We ensure there is positive team culture with a family spirit, and our working environment ensures that every person has the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. We invest heavily in personal training and development, and this enables us to deliver the best team for our clients’ needs”.
Having previously been listed as Britain’s fastest growing accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming is also ranked as a Top 30 practice in the UK’s national league table of accountancy firms.
For more information is available on the Sunday Times Best Companies website.
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