Orchid takes 5th in 25 best companies to work for

28 February 2011 by
Orchid takes 5th in 25 best companies to work for

Pub firm the Orchid Group has secured fifth place in The Sunday Times' list of the top 25 companies to work for.

This is the second year the company has made the list, after being placed 20th in 2010. As a result of the 15-place climb, Orchid also won Best Improver.

The firm won the Wellbeing Award as well, for its "family-like atmosphere" and strong internal communications.

The Sunday Times' assessment praised the company for its clear communication and strong team spirit, and also highlighted the importance placed on the wellbeing of workers.

Rufus Hall, chief executive of Orchid, said: "People are at the heart of our business and we are incredibly proud of them. It's something we strive to communicate in one of our company values: ‘attract and nurture the very best people'. Our people are what make Orchid such a great company to work for."

He added: "By keeping staff informed, involved and providing them with constant support, we can boost morale and motivation and ensure everyone is working towards the same goals and doing their absolute best. We also take career development incredibly seriously and do all we can to nurture individual talents and help our staff achieve their goals. "

Samantha Pulham, who progressed from being a waitress to manager of the Goat in Shepperton, said: "The training, development and support here at the company are second to none, and I am proof that those with the drive and determination can boost their careers with Orchid's help."

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By Neil Gerrard

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