Spencer Ogden ranked 52nd in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2013. This year 896 organisations vied for a place on the list, and over 240,000 employees were surveyed in the judging process. The evaluation considers every aspect of the workplace, including staff management, gender splits and training opportunities.
David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden, comments: "We're delighted to be listed among the top small companies to work for – especially as it is based on the genuine feedback of our employees. We only launched in 2010 so this was the first year we were eligible for entry. To go straight in at number 52 is a great accomplishment."
As part of the appraisal process staff at Spencer Ogden were asked to provide honest feedback on their experiences at the company. The results shows that 96 per cent of the employees believe their role at Spencer Ogden is good for their personal growth, while 95 per cent express confidence in the leadership skills of their manager. An outstanding 100 per cent of staff agreed that they have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the success of Spencer Ogden.
Spencer Ogden’s open door policy, which encourages employees to share any ideas and opinions they have about the company, was commended, as was the its focus on graduate recruitment; over 70 per cent of the company’s staff join the company via its Graduate Academy.
Spencer-Percival concludes: "It's a wonderful feeling to be told that the hard work we put in to creating a fantastic working environment is paying off. It's our employees that make Spencer Ogden what it is. Our number one priority is making the company a fun and encouraging environment in which people can thrive. For that to be recognised is the icing on the cake of what has been a fantastic year for Spencer Ogden."
The Sunday Times publishes its annual list of the UK’s top 100 companies to work for in conjunction with Best Companies Ltd. Based on the same judging criteria Best Companies Ltd has also awarded Spencer Ogden a 3-star accreditation. The full Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2013 list will be published on Sunday 10th March.