BCHG named one of UK’s best companies to work for by The Sunday Times
Black Country Housing Group (BCHG), the leading social business which operates across the Black Country and Birmingham, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best not-for-profit companies to work for in the annual Best Companies to Work For 2016 rankings, published by The Sunday Times.
Blackheath-based BCHG, which supports over 13,000 customers with housing and employment advice as well as personalised care and support services, was given a two star accreditation and ranked 33rd in the ‘Best Not-for Profit Company to Work For’ category. It was given this prestigious national accolade after achieving a high score on Best Companies’ survey, which reveals how employees really perceive their work environment.
The organisation is celebrating by taking part in the first ever National Best Companies Day, a nationwide day of workplace festivities on Friday 26th February. The day will have a sports and games theme and will see BCHG’s 260 colleagues dressing as their favourite sports stars and taking part in an old school PE games tournament to raise money for Sport Relief.
Commenting on the accolade, Amanda Tomlinson, chief executive of BCHG, said:
“We’re honoured to have been recognised as one of the UK’s best companies to work for. It’s great to know that our colleagues continue to feel valued, inspired and passionate about what we do as they are integral to delivering social value for people and communities across Birmingham and the Black Country.”
As part of its commitment to creating a happy and engaged workforce, BCHG runs ProjectQ, an initiative which sees employees helping to identify financial savings which are reinvested back into local community projects. BCHG has successfully created a Social Investment Fund of £500,000 to support local projects over three years.