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First electricity distributor joins best big companies list

Employees have ranked UK Power Networks among the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2015 in the Sunday Times annual list.

From Press releases - 27 February 2015 12:00 AM

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Employees have ranked UK Power Networks among the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2015 in the Sunday Times annual list.

The electricity company was named in the top 25 at an awards celebration in London last night based exclusively on employees’ feedback in the Best Companies Employee Engagement Survey.

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies to a quarter of Britain, is the first electricity distributor to feature in the list.

Views were gathered from nearly 4,000 employees who answered a series of questions about the workplace. The return rate was 70%, far higher than the threshold needed to qualify for the survey. Questions focused on leadership, management, personal growth, well-being, team spirit, giving something back to society, the way the company treats staff, pay and benefits.

Chris Degg, director of HR at UK Power Networks, said: “Engaged, motivated employees are the backbone of every successful business so we are absolutely delighted that our workforce has rated us among Britain’s best big companies to work for in a completely confidential survey.

“This is a tremendous achievement and demonstrates the progress we have made since becoming a standalone business four years ago. Investing in our workforce has yielded better customer service, higher productivity and improved performance, benefiting customers. It is particularly pleasing that we are the first electricity distribution network operator in the UK to receive this accolade.”

Last year UK Power Networks received gold standard recognition from Investors in People, putting it in the top 7% of companies in a scheme rewarding the UK’s top workplaces, best managers and highest achievers.

The Sunday Times Top 25 list covers companies employing more than 5,000 employees. UK Power Networks ranks amongst household names such as Nationwide Building Society, Iceland Foods, Halfords and EE.