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Best Employers Eastern Region

2018 Accreditations

The Best Employers Eastern Region initiative also confers accreditations on organisations that have performed particularly well. These are in recognition of the efforts made by those organisations, in the light of the survey, to bring about continuous improvement and to show they are listening to their employees. The accreditations come in three categories: Platinum, Gold and Silver.
2018 Best Employers - Platinum
Amara

Platinum Amara www.amara.com

Over 300 leading brands. Unmissable interior inspiration. The latest home trends. AMARA connects you to the newest and most exciting collections from the world’s leading luxury home brands. We champion the best emerging home & interiors talent and share it with you first.

Aramar

Platinum Aramar www.aramar.co.uk

Aramar delivers financial reporting, business analytics, planning and performance management solutions. We bring disconnected data together under one umbrella so that it can be transformed into intelligent insight. We are trusted by organisations of all sizes and industries to help them plan for, understand and control their business performance and make better decisions as a result.

Beckett IMG

Platinum Beckett IMG beckettinvest.com

Becketts offers financial wellbeing to private clients on an independent basis, and we provide employee benefit consultancy to corporate clients. Recognised as one of the Top 100 advisers in the UK, we have made financial services accessible to more employers, employees and individuals by communicating in an engaging way and by using humour in the serious world of finance. We hold the accreditation of chartered financial planners from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Concertus

Platinum Concertus www.concertus.co.uk

At Concertus, we offer wide ranging professional expertise and knowledge, creating successful solutions that are tailor-made to meet our clients' needs. We are an enthusiastic, passionate and a talented team and strive to make places, properties and people be the best they can by working collaboratively with all parties, to create effective and sustainable built environments.

Flagship Group

Platinum Flagship Group www.flagship-homes.co.uk/

Flagship is a housing association which owns and manages more than 22,500 affordable homes across the East of England. Our purpose is to provide homes for people in need. Our core business is to develop, manage and maintain our homes, aiming to build about 750 new properties every year within five years. We have a number of subsidiary companies including RFT Services (repairs and maintenance), Flagship Homes (homes to let and for sale), and Gasway (gas services).

Fountain

Platinum Fountain www.fountainpartnership.co.uk

Fountain is a digital marketing agency based in Norwich that specialises in achieving measurable growth for clients across the globe. We take an evidence-based, forecast-led approach that works with clients to achieve their targets, looking beyond traffic and clicks, to identifying the right kind of customer, their life-time value and achieving customer maximisation. Our growth has been based on the success of our clients, and we have achieved recognition from Google for being the best agency in the world at growing businesses online.

Liftshare

Platinum Liftshare liftshare.com/uk

Two weeks older than Google and a Norwich-based company, we are pioneers of the sharing economy and a self-financed British start-up. As a mission-driven social enterprise, we help solve transport poverty through greater access to mobility by connecting people travelling in the same direction. We enable people to share their car journeys and save money while cutting emissions and making friends.

LSI Architects

Platinum LSI Architects www.lsiarchitects.co.uk

LSI Architects is an AJ100, award winning architectural practice with around 60 people, including architects, technologists and support staff, based in London and Norwich. We seek to create sustainable, innovative, valuable and positive Architecture that improves lives, builds communities and enhances society, or as we put it - Life Touching Design.

Mantle

Platinum Mantle mantlebusinesscentres.co.uk

Mantle provides business space for companies to establish themselves and to grow, currently operating in five locations across the East of the UK (Stansted, Cambridge, Duxford, Chelmsford, Stevenage). We have been operating for 11 years, growing from seven employees to more than 40. Our options include fully serviced office space, virtual office services, co-working spaces and meeting rooms.

Morgan Sindall

Platinum Morgan Sindall www.morgansindall.com

Construction East is one of six regions in the Construction division of Morgan Sindall, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. We deliver projects throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Essex with our talented team of over 160 employees.

Quotatis

Platinum Quotatis www.quotatis.co.uk

Quotatis improves peoples lives by taking the hassle out of home improvements, and helps quality tradespeople connect with new customers. The organisation provides a quotation service for homeowners, which helps them to collect and compare quotes from local tradespeople for their home improvement jobs. They also provide a marketing service for home improvement businesses to help them get more work when and where they need it.

Treatt

Platinum Treatt www.treatt.com

Founded in 1886, we are a trusted ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets from our bases in the UK, the US, China and Kenya. Our people are creative, technically excellent and dedicated - allowing us to develop and supply a range of ready-made or bespoke systems to suit even the most adventurous needs.

2018 Best Employers - Gold
Allia

Gold Allia allia.org.uk

Allia is a not-for-profit which supports ventures and entrepreneurs that aim to make positive change for people, planet and place. Since its foundation in 1999, Allia has been at the forefront of impact, finding innovative ways to support individuals and organisations that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges.

Ambulance Transfers Ltd

Gold Ambulance Transfers Ltd www.ambulancetransfers.com

Ambulance Transfers is an independent ambulance service that has been operating from its Thurrock base since 2015. We offer a tailored bespoke non-emergency ambulance transport service which includes medical cars, wheelchair access vehicles and full stretchered ambulances including a specialist bariatric service. We are a growing organisation within the South Essex corridor, having expanded from just two ambulances and eight staff in 2015 to a successful current fleet of 53 ambulances and approaching 110 staff and through reputation, still growing.

Arthur Rank Hospice

Gold Arthur Rank Hospice www.arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. We care for people at the hospice in Cambridge, the day treatment centre in Wisbech and in patients' own homes through the Arthur Rank Community team. The support provided by our inpatient unit, day therapy services and 'Hospice at Home' is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual.

Cambridge Commodities

Gold Cambridge Commodities www.c-c-l.com

Cambridge Commodities specialises in supplying nutritional ingredients and product solutions to the sports nutrition, health and wellbeing, pet nutrition and food and beverages industries. With more than 20 years' experience in quality and sourcing, we provide 2,500 different ingredients to help our customers create market-leading products through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. Our mission is to passionately provide quality nutritional ingredients and healthier innovation to improve wellbeing worldwide.

Cambridge Enterprise

Gold Cambridge Enterprise www.enterprise.cam.ac.uk

Sitting at the heart of Europe's most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, supporting academic staff and students in licensing their inventions, creating and funding new companies and providing consultancy services to industry, government and others.

Chadwicks

Gold Chadwicks www.chadwicks.co.uk/home

At Chadwick's we understand the importance of building strong and successful personal relationships with our clients. Everything we do is of exceptional quality, which means being authentic, being different and being sensibly priced. We are wealth managers and business advisers. We support ambitious entrepreneurs through each stage of their business growth, from helping put together a business plan, through creating and maintaining a winning culture to developing an exit strategy.

COEL

Gold COEL coel.uk.com

Cambridge Office Environments has been creating imaginative, innovative workplaces over a wide range of sectors for more than 30 years. We provide design and fit-out services for offices, educational establishments, industrial buildings, laboratories and retail organisations. Our motto - Making Space Work - encapsulates our ability to transform a space into an impressive, inspirational working environment for our clients.

Colorminium

Gold Colorminium colorminium.com

Colorminium is a business that engineers and delivers facade solutions for our clients. Founded in North London in 1976, the whole ethos of the company revolves around assisting our clients in making their visions a reality. Family-owned and run, our approach to facades is unique and progressive and at the heart of everything we do is a passion to excel at it. Since our beginnings we have endeavoured to find a better way to do things for our clients by constantly challenging the status quo and bringing progressive and advanced solutions to the market.

Holden Group

Gold Holden Group www.holdengroup.co.uk

Holden offers new, nearly new and approved used cars and vans for sale to private and business clients. Holden also offers servicing, repairs and maintenance for Norfolk motorists at affordable prices for all makes of vehicle. A local family business, Holden has a long-established trusted reputation for being knowledgeable and offering an honest and enjoyable customer experience.

IPRS Group

Gold IPRS Group www.iprsgroup.com

IPRS Group is made up of four businesses each delivering B2B health and wellbeing solutions to corporate clients across the UK. Established in Ipswich in 1995, the group now employs more than 170 staff with half of the workforce operating from the head office in Little Blakenham, Suffolk. IPRS has gained a number of awards and accreditations including recognition as being a notable, fast-growing and dynamic SME by the London Stock Exchange.

Juddmonte

Gold Juddmonte www.juddmonte.com

Juddmonte is a leading international bloodstock and racing group with farms in the UK, Ireland and the USA. While not the biggest operation in the industry, Juddmonte has a long track record of breeding successful racehorses including Frankel, the highest-rated horse in modern times. To date, Juddmonte has bred 106 individual Group/Grade 1 winners of 205 Group/Grade 1 races, including 25 Classic winners. Juddmonte Farms races in Khalid Abdullah's iconic colours of green, pink sash and cap, and white sleeves.

Macquarie Energy Leasing

Gold Macquarie Energy Leasing www.macquarie.com/us/corporate/asset-finance/energy-leasing

With over nine million gas and electricity meters deployed, Macquarie Energy Leasing (MEL) is a market leader in the meter asset provision sector in the UK. We are the largest independent owner and manager of gas and electricity meters in the UK, including the largest portfolio of smart meters. In the next five years, UK energy suppliers will be required to replace over 50 million traditional meters with smart meters and Macquarie Energy Leasing is at the heart of this transformation.

PolicyBee

Gold PolicyBee www.policybee.co.uk

PolicyBee is a specialist professional indemnity, business insurance and charity insurance broker from Suffolk. We're independent and we're digital. We started seven years ago with the sole purpose of making professional indemnity insurance painless. From day one, we wanted to redefine what an insurance broker should be. We ditched the dusty brown files and employed bright, knowledgeable people who thought differently. We understand the problems a young, modern business has because we are one.

Purple Tuesday

Gold Purple Tuesday www.purpletuesday.com

Purple Tuesday was founded in 2011 with the mission to become the most respected provider of quality software solutions in the East of England. We work with an enviable range of customers including Adnams, East of England Co-op, Seajacks and Premier Inn. Through the development of our team of software professionals we are able to provide the most innovative solutions to some of the most challenging and complex business process problems.

ReAssure

Gold ReAssure  www.reassure.co.uk

ReAssure is a top 10 UK life and pensions company, and part of the Swiss Re Group. Our team in Norfolk looks after one million life and pensions customers on behalf of Aviva, employing 370 staff in Norwich, supported by 150 staff offshore in Pune, India and central operations in Telford. In practice, looking after Aviva customers means taking over 45,000 customer telephone calls a month and receiving a similar number of letters in the post. We see a great workforce is our most valuable asset; without them nothing great could be achieved.

Riverlite

Gold Riverlite www.riverlite.co.uk

In an industry such as IT, where many players profess to do the same thing, it is the way in which we do these things that differentiates Riverlite. Riverlite provides IT excellence through understanding, developing long-term relationships and the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Riverlite has been delivering IT services and solutions for more than 10 years, and customers see us as part of the team - ready to help no matter what the scenario.

Ryan's

Gold Ryan's www.ryans.co.uk

Ryan's is a chartered independent insurance broker that continues to thrive in both personal and commercial insurances. We pride ourselves on the quality of advice and the high levels of service that we offer our customers. We are innovative and constantly exploring new opportunities to develop our areas of specialism.

Smithfield Foods

Gold Smithfield Foods www.smithfieldfoods.co.uk

Smithfield Foods is the UK arm of WH Group, a global protein business. Formed in 2003, Smithfield UK became part of the European structure in 2012 and works with its farming and manufacturing companies in Poland and Romania to bring a variety of pork and poultry products to the UK retail, foodservice and wholesale markets. Based in Norfolk Tower in Surrey Street, Smithfield employs 40 people across sales, marketing, supply chain, food technology and finance roles.

Stratagem IPM

Gold Stratagem IPM www.stratagemipm.co.uk

Stratagem Intellectual Property Management is a full-service, UK-based, outsourced intellectual property law firm with offices in Cambridge and Bristol. Stratagem fills a developing need within industry for the provision of strategic advice and intellectual property management for life science, medtech, cleantech and high technology companies. Stratagem's qualified patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors use a commercial perspective and hands-on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.

StrategiQ

Gold StrategiQ strategiq.co

Established in 2013, StrategiQ Marketing is a growing integrated marketing, creative, design and web development company based in East Anglia. Currently employing 28 people, it's one of East Anglia's largest digital agencies based on both revenue and staff. Founded upon the core pillars of partnership, scalability, expertise, service and people, the company is dedicated to achieving its motto of building brands people want to be part of.

Taylor Wimpey

Gold Taylor Wimpey www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/

Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices. Taylor Wimpey East Anglia covers Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, where we build a wide range of properties, with a broad price range including both private and affordable homes. We run our business as a local homebuilder and we have knowledge and experience of the local market.

Thule Group

Gold Thule Group www.thule.com

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for easily, securely and in style when living an active life. Under the motto 'Active life, simplified' we offer a range of products including roof racks, roof boxes, carriers for cycling, water and winter sports, bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats, as well as hiking packs and travel luggage.

Tiger Eye

Gold Tiger Eye www.tigereyeconsulting.com

At Tiger Eye our aim is to put the customer first in what we do. We are specialists in advising professional services firms how to manage the flow of documents, emails and other digital information into their organisations. We offer many years of expertise and understanding of hardware and software, and best practice approach to maximising investment in technology, from high level consultancy, project management and IT strategy, to training and day-to-day technical support.

Victory Housing Trust

Gold Victory Housing Trust www.victoryhousing.co.uk

Victory Housing Trust is a registered charity and registered provider of affordable homes for those in housing need. Victory owns and manages 5,000 properties primarily in the north of Norfolk which provide homes to over 10,000 residents. While the majority of our properties are located within the local authority area of North Norfolk, we also have properties in the local authority areas of Broadland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, South Norfolk and Breckland.