Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For
We are delighted to have been listed in the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ and recognised for our work with youngsters and veterans.
We were placed 94th in the prestigious list, one of only two Sussex companies and the only property developer.
The list celebrates the very best business practice in companies with fewer than 250 employees. All of the businesses placed in the list are acknowledged by staff as enlightened places to work, with highly motivated employees and inspirational leaders.
Discovering Potential Special Award
In addition to this, we were also presented with the ‘Discovering Potential Special Award’ for our Talent for Development Programme and our work with the charity, Movement for Work.
It was only the fourth time in the event’s history that the trophy had been presented. Judges had been impressed with our success in supporting former military personnel gain skilled employment through our Talent for Development programme. We are also committed to unlocking potential in young people stuck in the ‘no job – no experience’ cycle offering meaningful work placements as part of our collaboration with the charity Movement to Work.
Thakeham Group CEO Rob Boughton said:
This is yet another proud achievement for the Thakeham Group. Perhaps even more special, because it reflects the true opinions of our staff.
Our people represent a core value of our business. We call ourselves the Thakeham family. To be recognised in this way is a wonderful endorsement of the unique way we collaborate, build homes and enhance communities.
To be acknowledged in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’, we had to achieve one of the highest scores in a survey completed by every member of each company. The survey examined confidence in company leadership; strength of the company’s values and beliefs; giving back to the local community and how empowered staff feel to freely contribute to the business success.
A growing list of achievements
Last year, we were also listed in the ‘The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100’. This prestigious league table ranks Britain’s 100 fastest-growing companies over the last three years.
In the last 12 months Thakeham Group have also been acknowledged for our work in supporting careers provision at a Surrey school; winning in the category of ‘Excellence in Partnership Working’ at Coast to Capital LEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network.
The accolade recognised our support of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School (RAAS) in Reigate, Surrey. The highlight was last July’s ‘World of Work Week’ when our managers from Thakeham took over teaching Year 10 classes.
As a business, we now employ now over 150 people and deliver sustainable, infrastructure-led communities. Each project blends our placemaking purpose with the bespoke delivery of private residential developments; quality affordable homes; infrastructure and transport improvements; community facilities and building schools.