Enterprise agency, Nwes, which operates at the KLIC in Lynn, has officially been recognised as a great place to work.
The not-for-profit agency, which is the largest of its kind in the UK, has gained its highest placing to date in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Featuring in the sixth annual Sunday Times Best Companies ranking in the not-for-profit sector, Nwes were placed sixth and were awarded the top status of three stars – the highest standard of workplace engagement for companies. Its previous highest placing was 17th in 2015.
Nwes was presented with its award at a ceremony in London last week.
The organisation was also recognised for the special achievement of Best Improver – its second award, in recognition of its jump up the rankings.
The Best Companies awards creates a measure of workplace engagement with the aim of inspiring a happier, healthier workforce to drive productivity.
Nwes, recently merged with sister enterprise agencies the London Small Business Centre and NBV in Nottingham. Since being established in 1982 in response to unemployment and regeneration in the Norfolk and Waveney area, Nwes has gone from strength to strength and now employs over 100 people at its thriving business centres across East Anglia, London and the East Midlands.
Nwes staff benefits, include a company health plan, enhanced maternity and paternity policies and use of a villa in the south of France. HR and communications manager, Jane Rodger said: “Having previously been awarded two stars and placed as the 36th best not-for-profit organisation to work for in 2016, we are delighted that Nwes has been recognised as the Best Improver, having jumped 30 places to sixth position in 2017.”
CEO Kevin Horne says. “We’ve always known that Nwes is a superb place to work. This award confirms it, and is great recognition for the organisation, the work that we carry out, and the passion Nwes employees have for supporting new and growing businesses on their road to success.”
To find out more about Nwes, visit www.nwes.org.uk