Best Companies, the UK’s standard in workplace engagement has ranked BiU, energy optimisation consultants, as the 51st Best Medium Sized Company to Work for across the UK, moving up the ranks from last year. As well as placing the company in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for across all sectors.
Michael Abbott, CEO at BiU, remarked “2020, like many, saw incredible change in working engagement and wellbeing for us, so being recognised as an outstanding place to work for and a UK Best Company – again, is a great testament to the people, culture and spirit powering BiU over the last 12 months”.
Best Companies’ CEO, Jonathan Austin, commented “Organisations like BiU have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”
The independent review platform rates the company against a range of engagement factors including social conscience, wellbeing and if staff receive a fair deal. With 93% of staff agreeing BiU has a strong social conscience through the work it provides to clients as well as opportunities for staff to do charitable work with paid volunteer days such as annual beach clean ups and volunteering for Cash for Kids Christmas appeal.
The achievement comes following the implementation of several new programs to support staff during the pandemic. Initiatives covered a wide range from enhanced company-wide employee assistance program (open to friends and family also) to wellbeing schemes supporting mental, financial, and physical health such as screen-free projects, hardship funds and enhanced Cycle 2 Work schemes.
BiU’s HR Manager, Victoria Zawistowicz, commented “People power BiU, and looking after them through the pandemic was paramount. From keeping-in-touch with our solo-homeworkers to reduce the feeling of isolation, through to helping those handle work alongside school lessons with a 100% flexible working approach.”
Victoria continued, “We made sure our business could deliver for clients, and staff needs, alike. This year Best Companies also recognised us as one of the UK’s Top 10 Consultancies to work for, as well as an outstanding place to work for, which are both credit to the entire team’s effort to embody our values to be bold, responsible, imaginative and together.”
BiU continues to look beyond the pandemic in how it revolutionises the way it looks after the team while retaining a first-class service enabling clients to reduce energy emissions and optimise utility costs sustainability.