A North East company has been named one of the top 10 places to work in the UK and the best workplace in the region.

Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and integrated health and social care, has placed seventh in the UK’s Best Workplaces for 2019, finishing above companies such as Gap and Deloitte.

Mark Henderson, Chief Executive of Home Group, said: “Everyone at Home Group is extremely pleased with this fantastic result. It shows that our hard work in creating a great environment for colleagues to work in is really making a difference to our people.

“We won’t, however, be resting on our laurels. There is still work to be done and we want to keep finding ways to enhance Home Group’s offer, to both new and existing colleagues, by learning from the results and continuing to improve the organisation.”

The awards recognise the best large, medium and small workplaces in the UK, with Home Group named in the Super Large category for business with over 1,000 employees.

As well as finishing top in the North East, Home Group were also named the eighth best workplace for women in the UK and were the highest placed housing association in this year’s awards.

This latest success follows on from being named in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers for 2019 and represents a significant climb from last year’s overall result, where they placed 27th in the Large employer category.

Some of the benefits of working at Home Group include enhanced holidays and maternity leave, time off for volunteering, flexible working hours and awards to celebrate employee successes and achievements.

The social enterprise and charity are recruiting for a number of North East roles over the next 12 months. The opportunities are spread across a range of different areas, including digital positions, customer service, health care and support.

The Best Workplaces awards were created by Great Place to Work, an international organisation represented in over 50 countries worldwide. Operating in the UK since 2000, their aim is to help businesses create high performing workplaces where employees feel valued and trusted.

Representing the most prestigious recognition of employer success, the awards are backed by over 30 years of global research. They provide a unique insight into the people practices that create an organisation’s workplace culture.

To find out more and view the full 2019 results, visit https://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/awards/uks-best-workplaces-2019/

To learn more about careers at Home Group and to search the latest vacancies, visit https://www.homegroup.org.uk/Careers/Rewarding-you