Capital One tops list of best UK workplaces

Credit card organisation Capital One, consultancy Impact International and social media firm Propellernet were ranked among the top employers in the Great Place to Work Institute’s list of best workplaces in the UK.

Capital One took top spot in the large organisation (500 or more employees) category, Impact International in the medium organisation (50-499 employees) category, and Propellernet in the small organisation (20-49 employees) category.

Capital One also won the award for ‘Most trusted leadership’.

All of the 80 organisations recognised in the Best workplaces in 2013 list are champions of trust-driven employee engagement, and point to a range of financial and other benefits, such as increased business and profits and lower turnover rates.

Tom O’Byrne, chief executive at the Great Place to Work Institute, said: “I am delighted to congratulate all our winners on their achievement and thank their leaders for continuing to champion the importance of trust in the workplace.

“The standard of entry has been particularly high so getting a place on the ranking is a significant achievement for our winners.

“In the current economic climate, it has never been more crucial for organisations to recognise the importance of creating and maintaining great, high-trust workplace cultures and how this can improve business performance.”

The full list in the large organisation category is:

  • Capital One
  • Admiral Group
  • Microsoft
  • Rackspace
  • McDonald’s
  • Quintiles
  • Great Places Housing Group
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Dunnhumby
  • Flight Centre
  • Accor Hotels
  • EMC
  • L&Q
  • PokerStars
  • Wragge and Co
  • Swansway Garages
  • Discovery Communications
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • LBI 
  • Ikea
  • Hanover Scotland
  • Frontier Agriculture
  • Ernst and Young
  • Mercedes-Benz Retail
  • Mercedes-Benz UK

The full list in the medium organisation category is:

  • Impact International
  • National Instruments
  • Baringa Partners
  • Softcat
  • UKFast
  • Intuit UK
  • Brand Learning
  • eBay
  • Twinings
  • Virgo Health
  • NetApp
  • Ketchum
  • King
  • Danone Waters
  • FactSet
  • Danone Baby Nutrition
  • Coca-Cola Great Britain
  • Peer 1 Hosting
  • Lansons Communications
  • Fishburn Hedges Group
  • SC Johnson
  • Medtronic Limited
  • Totaljobs Group
  • Danone
  • Autodesk
  • TD Securities
  • Adecco
  • Office Angels
  • Frontier Economics

The full list in the small organisation category is:

  • Propellernet
  • Liquid Personnel
  • Centor Insurance and Risk Management
  • Cosatto
  • Fleet Alliance
  • Career Moves Group
  • London Vision Clinic
  • Thorpe Molloy Recruitment
  • Witherby Publishing Group
  • Kindred
  • Broadgate Mainland
  • Catalina Marketing
  • GPRS Recruitment
  • Clyde Marine
  • Jobwise
  • 7.4 Ltd
  • Relationships Scotland
  • IncrediBull
  • Pharmalink Consulting
  • ASI Europe
  • Europa Components
  • Zenopa
  • Material Communications Group
  • CTG