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Hanley Economic Building Society has been awarded 3 star accreditation from Best Companies and has been identified as one of the UK’s best small companies to work for in 2019 by the Sunday Times.

On Wednesday 20th February, team members headed to a black tie dinner in London with fellow small companies and not-for-profits to collect the award and to toast the fantastic achievement.

A coveted award nationally, the 3 star accreditation from Best Companies displays an organisations’ employees are truly engaged, “they’re happier, more productive and more invested in your organisation’s success” and shows an exceptional standard of workplace engagement.

Mark Selby, CEO of Hanley Economic Building Society, said: “As a CEO it’s deeply important to me to create a great place to work. People forget the numbers but remember what it’s like to work with you. We’ve tried to create an environment where people feel valued and supported by their colleagues, paid fairly and invested in.”

It is the 8th time the Society has been rated by Best Companies and this shows the ongoing commitment it has to its 80 staff members. Taking a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing, of colleagues – they offer; subsidised gym membership, regular training sessions to approach mental health wellbeing (such as relaxation sessions) as well as health insurance.

The Society also encourages staff to give back to the community by offering up to four of their working days to volunteer for local charitable causes, supports their future by offering an enhanced pension scheme and everyone receives a day off for your birthday.

Jonathan Austin, CEO & Founder Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, said: “I would like to congratulate Hanley Economic Building Society on their achievement of a Three Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organization’s like Hanley Economic Building Society focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”

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