Best Employers Eastern Region

2021 Accreditations

In addition to awards in key categories, 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.
Beckett IMG

Platinum Beckett IMG

Beckett Investment Management Group is an award-winning firm that has been supporting clients for over 33 years through independent advice, employee benefits and wealth management. We have 85 staff who work from four offices across the East of England.

Cambridge Enterprise

Platinum Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge Enterprise is a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, and we support academics to commercialise their ideas. We offer expert advice and support in commercialisation and social enterprise, including offering academics consultancy services, help with the protection, development, and licensing of ideas, and new company/ social enterprise creation.

IPRS Group

Platinum IPRS Group

IPRS Group is an award-winning independent clinical organisation delivering a wide range of services throughout the UK. The group are proud to support their colleagues and ensure they are at the forefront of everything we do as an organisation.

Lighthouse Group

Platinum Lighthouse Group

We deliver life-changing leadership and management development. Our mission is to rid the world of poor managers, one at a time! Whether you are starting out in your management career or striving to attain the next level we can support you and your business in reaching your goals.

Policy Bee

Platinum Policy Bee

PolicyBee is a specialist, professional insurance broker with a knack for covering freelancers, sole traders, small businesses and charities. We're independent and we're digital. Over the years we’ve helped tens of thousands of businesses and charities get the insurance they need - quickly and easily, and without breaking the bank.

Power Testing

Platinum Power Testing

Power Testing is a family company that started in 1966, supplying our skilled people to solve our clients electrical engineering issues, keeping their power on and keeping everyone safe.

Tiger Eye

Platinum Tiger Eye

Specialists in document, email and knowledge management, Tiger Eye support professional services firms to work smarter with their data. Renowned for the team’s unparalleled technical knowledge and exceptional customer service, Tiger Eye delivers ‘expertise, from the team that listens’ through software solutions, custom development services, technical support, training and more.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Gold Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes

Big C

Gold Big C

Big C, established in Norfolk in 1980, is your local cancer charity. Through our support, research, equipment and education, we make a difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer. Big C has four support and information centres across Norfolk and provides support by telephone and online.


Gold Concertus

We are a passionate multi-disciplinary design and property consultancy. Our teams work collaboratively to provide innovative solutions which are sustainable and inspirational. There is a true family culture, with all employees on the same journey to see the business develop its award-winning services within the public and private sectors.


Gold CPL

CPL creates and delivers strategic content marketing that inspires people and brings them together around our clients' brands and organisations. In short, we help people belong. We have a reputation for excellence among membership bodies, commercial organisations, government and charities. We make it our business to understand what they want to achieve, so we can create content that works.

Lovewell Blake

Gold Lovewell Blake

As well as being the oldest accountancy firm retaining it's original name, Lovewell Blake is also one of the most innovative in serving clients. With specialist teams covering the needs of particular professions and business sectors, we serve more than 10,000 businesses, private and charitable clients across a wide range of sectors throughout East Anglia and beyond.

LSI Architects

Gold LSI Architects

LSI Architects is an AJ100, award-winning architectural practice with around 70 people, including Architects, Architectural 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.

ML Financial Associates

Gold ML Financial Associates

We are a small, tight knit team of experts and administrators dedicated to providing a bespoke and tailored service for the precise needs of all our clients, whether that is retirement or portfolio management or any other financial management expertise We deliver peoples financial objectives and make dreams come true



N-ERGISE is an independently and privately-owned organisation established in 2015. Generating an adaptable, personal, reactive and customer focused approach. The company delivers safe, innovative solutions to the Renewables, Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Marine sectors, with a firm hand on project delivery and cost control.

Opus People Solutions

Gold Opus People Solutions

Opus is a local authority owned recruitment business that works directly with organisations to deliver high quality, professional recruitment solutions. Our vision is to inspire confidence and realise opportunities for people and organisations and make a difference by adding value, pace and doing the right thing in the marketplace.

Scrutton Bland

Gold Scrutton Bland

We are a leading provider of accountancy, tax, insurance and independent financial advice to individuals and businesses throughout the UK, with offices across East Anglia.


Gold StrategiQ

StrategiQ is a full-service digital agency with offices in both Suffolk and the Midlands. It offers a wide range of integrated marketing services including web development, branding, design, UX, SEO, PPC, social media, email, video, content and PR. We thrive on understanding the needs, objectives and visionary goals of any business, and devise integrated strategies to help achieve them.

The Cambridge

Gold The Cambridge

The Cambridge is an independent, mutual society that has been integral to the community since 1850. We provide funding for people buying their own homes and are a trusted home for people in a position to save.

The Holkham Estate

Gold The Holkham Estate

The Holkham Estate on the North Norfolk coast is a diversified business centred around the magnificent Holkham Hall and its parkland. The Estate comprises visitor and land-based businesses and employs up to 300 team members in the peak season.


Gold Treatt

Treatt are an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. We provide everything from 100% natural ingredients to synthetics to impactful aroma chemicals. We are proud of our fun, engaged culture, which is central to how we deliver results and success.

AGI Group

Silver AGI Group

AGI UK develops, manufactures and sells innovative and high-performance chemistry equipment and scientific glassware for chemists. We help our customers advance their science. Our culture is built on trust, respect and honesty to enable an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment. By doing so we create happy staff, customers and shareholders.


Silver AMARA

AMARA is the go-to online destination for luxury homeware. With over 300 of the world’s biggest home brands alongside up-and-coming designers, there’s something for every style and taste. Offering next day delivery, international shipping, and first-class customer service, AMARA.COM is the place to go when ordinary just won’t do.


Silver FutureYou

We produce health supplements that are proven to work. We know they work because they are backed by science. The scientific hub of Cambridge is part of our identity. It’s where we call home. It’s where we have developed close ties with world-leading institutions and highly regarded nutritional and medical experts who advise us. We treat every individual’s health and wellbeing with the importance it deserves. It’s at the heart of everything we do and it’s why our customers trust us. Our science, your wellbeing.

Hundred Houses Society

Silver Hundred Houses Society

Hundred Houses Society is a not-for-profit housing association founded in 1933 and completed our first development of 100 homes in Cambridge, in 1935. We currently own and manage around 1500 homes in Cambridge and Greater Cambridge. Our mission is “To Provide Great Homes and Services that People Value”.

Lakin Rose

Silver Lakin Rose

Founded in 1985, Lakin Rose have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the accountancy arena. We’re a small yet thriving business with an eclectic mix of clients giving us experience in most accountancy-related situations. This also allows us to offer you a broad range of expertise, which leaves no stone unturned when assessing your business or personal accountancy-related matters.

New Anglia LEP

Silver New Anglia LEP

New Anglia LEP works with businesses, local authority partners and education institutions to drive growth and enterprise in Norfolk and Suffolk. We’re transforming the economy by securing government funding to help businesses grow, ensuring they have the funding, support, skills, and infrastructure needed to flourish, whilst giving them a voice.

Newton Commercial

Silver Newton Commercial

Newton Commercial is the leading manufacturer of British and European Classic Car trim in the world. Based in Leiston in Suffolk, it employs over 50 craftsmen and women making original classic car interior trim. Established in 1979 it exports over 40% globally and is a great place to work.

Smithfield Foods

Silver Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is the UK arm of WH Group, a global protein business. Smithfield UK is part of the European operations, working with farming and manufacturing companies in Poland and Romania to bring a variety of pork and poultry products to the UK retail, food service and wholesale markets.

Stragagem IPM

Silver Stragagem IPM

Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Ltd is a full service, UK based, outsourced intellectual property law firm with offices in Cambridge and Oxford. Stratagem has global reach through its growing network of foreign legal contacts and clients and assists clients ranging from start-ups through SMEs to global corporations. 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 trademark attorneys and solicitors use a commercial perspective and hands-on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.


Silver Thurne

Thurne has an international reputation for high quality, precision engineered industrial slicing systems for bacon, cooked meats and cheese applications, and builds on 50 years of experience in the industry. Part of The Middleby Corporation since 2015, Thurne’s commitment to innovation is stronger than ever, with a renewed focus on bringing great savings and gains in production efficiency to processors around the globe.