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Nationwide and Withy King named in Best Companies to Work For

Two Swindon firms have been named in the Sunday Times’ lists of the Best Companies to Work For, which were published yesterday (Sunday).

Swindon-based Nationwide was 11th on the Top 25 Big Companies to Work For list – the only bank or building society to be included on the list.

Britain’s biggest mutual was awarded a two-star rating, which is deemed ‘outstanding’ by Best Companies, the organisation that produces the annual list.

According to the results, nearly three in four (72 percent) employees love working for Nationwide. And the majority of employees felt that Nationwide has a positive impact on the wider community, with 87 percent believing that the Society has a strong social conscience.

Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale said: “We are delighted that we have been named in The Sunday Times’ list. Our people are our biggest asset and they play a leading role in helping meet the needs of our members.

“As the best bank or building society to work for, our people have helped position Nationwide as a compelling alternative to the established banks.”

Meanwhile, law firm Withy King has been ranked 58th Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.

Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, been recognised for its outstanding levels of staff engagement and its commitment to creating a positive working environment for its people.

“In recent engagement surveys, over 90 percent of our people told us that they were either satisfied or extremely satisfied with Withy King as a place to work,” said Graham Street, managing partner at Withy King.

“We are extremely pleased to have been recognised on a national stage for investing in our people and creating a great working environment.

“Happy, motivated solicitors and support teams go a long way towards ensuring clients consistently receive the highest levels of service.”

The list of the Best 100 Small Companies to Work For will be published this Sunday.

Sunday Times business editor Dominic O’Connell said: “This is our 14th annual ranking of the cream of Britain’s motivated workforces, and its appearance each year is now a highly anticipated event in the business calendar.

“It is widely acknowledged as the most searching and extensive research into employee engagement carried out in this country.

“All the scores and ratings that are assessed to compile the lists are based on employee opinions.”