Best Workplaces for Wellbeing in the UK

Thinking about starting a job search and wondering where might be the place for you? Read on to discover which workplaces have been voted as the best for wellbeing in the UK…


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Looking for the best workplaces for wellbeing in the UK? Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, with a mission to help every place become a great working environment. It gives leaders and organisations the recognition and tools to create a consistently and overwhelmingly positive employee experience, helping them to foster cultures that are proven to drive business, improve lives, and better society.

By working with Great Place To Work, businesses not only have the opportunity to be accredited and placed on one of our sector lists, but also gain real insight into their businesses in order to improve and grow their internal culture.

The list results are based on what employees have anonymously reported via the Trust Index™ Survey about their workplace experience. The size categories within the list are based on number of employees:

  • Companies with 20–50 employees are eligible for the Small category
  • Companies with 51–250 employees, the Medium size category
  • Companies with 251–1000 employees, the Large size category
  • Companies with 1001+ employees were considered for the Super Large size category.

This is the largest list we’ve ever recognised in the wellbeing space.

To determine the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing™, Great Place To Work analysed confidential survey feedback representing more than 140,000 UK employees. The Best Workplaces for Wellbeing list focuses on employees’ holistic experiences of wellbeing at work, including their work-life balance, sense of fulfilment, social support, job satisfaction, and financial security, to reveal the best workplaces for wellbeing in the UK.

Particular attention was paid to how these employee experiences varied depending on job role, gender, age, and other characteristics, to ensure that companies are creating a great workplace for all.

To be considered eligible for wellbeing recognition, companies first had to meet the Great Place To Work-Certified™ standard of accreditation, achieving a minimum of 65 per cent scoring on specific questions shown to have the most impact on wellbeing in the Great Place To Work Trust Index employee survey.

Once certified, each company undergoes a rigorous assessment of their culture, during which we review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance of the business, to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

We’ve been listening to employee voices for over 40 years, and it’s helped us to determine what makes a truly great working environment.

What matters to employees

We wanted to find out what’s really important to employees when searching for the best workplaces for wellbeing in the UK. In our Trust Index Survey, we asked how employers could best support their employees’ personal wellbeing. Common themes were:

1. People Management

By far the most talked about theme was people management, which encompasses the way people would like to be managed, and the interactions they have with their manager.

2. Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working

This theme featured strongly again this year, with the majority of respondents looking for remote and hybrid working models to support a healthy work-life balance.

3. Financial Support and Security

It’s no surprise as we live through the cost-of-living crisis that financial wellbeing is a concern (which can be improved via job security, pay rises and other benefits to promote financial wellbeing).

Great Place To Work asked employees:

‘What is the best way for your organisation to support your personal wellbeing?’

1. People Management:

‘Supportive managers really make a difference when team members are going through a hard time in their personal life, as personal situations happen in life that can put you on a high or a low. With the right understanding and support through the hard times, managers truly make a difference in bringing you back up and allowing you to breathe. As an employee, you thrive to do your best when you feel valued and supported.’

2. Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working:

‘By understanding that everyone has their own issues, be it health or issues at home, and by supporting flexible working, you enable that employee to feel that they are able to complete their work effectively and have time and headspace to deal with personal issues. When people feel they are being productive and valued at work, they are better able to deal with life outside of it.’

3. Financial Support and Security:

‘Showing understanding of the current cost-of-living crisis, especially the rising cost of fuel, and how this affects colleagues, really benefits employees’ sense of wellbeing.’

What do the employers say?

Great Place To Work also asks companies to share – from the management perspective – how they believe they are creating a best workplace. Here are some examples of best practice:

1. People Management:

To complement more formal annual reviews, managers hold one-to-one ‘walks in the woods’ with team members every month, to give employees an opportunity to have regular conversations, and break away from their usual working environment. These more casual one-to-ones on the move often encourage employees to speak more freely, whether in person with managers or separately on a phone call in a change of scenery.

2. Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working:

My Flexible Environment™ allows employees to take a more flexible approach when considering where and when they work based on a few core principles: (i) Focus on results and not hours; (ii) Employees determine how they can achieve the best results; (iii) Employees have flexible schedules and locations; (iv) Employees understand that flexibility includes making themselves available for client and company needs.

3. Financial Support and Security:

With increasing living costs front and centre of minds, all employees were offered paid financial coaches to provide independent financial planning advice, from simple budgeting through to debt management plans and arranging mortgages.

As well as the free text comments supplied through the survey, the respondents are also asked to rank their employer on a series of statements. It may be interesting to look at how highly the businesses that made it into the top five of the list compare against those that don’t in relation to the following statements, again linking into that number-one theme of People Management:

‘Management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee.’

2023 – Top 5 – 94.0%
2023 – Not Top 5 – 81.2%

‘I can ask management any reasonable question and get a straight answer.’

2023 – Top 5 – 93.7%
2023 – Not Top 5 – 81.8%

‘This is a psychologically and emotionally healthy place to work.’

2023 – Top 5 – 93.7%
2023 – Not Top 5 – 77.5%

Best workplaces for wellbeing in the UK: winners

  • Super Large: Cisco
  • Large: xDesign
  • Medium: Elements Talent Consultancy
  • Small: edison365

Best workplaces for wellbeing UK: Super Large (1001+ employees)

  1. Cisco
  2. Baringa
  3. Salesforce
  4. Version 1
  5. Softcat plc
  6. Hilton
  7. First Central Group
  8. DHL Express
  9. BUUK Infrastructure
  10. Home Group Ltd.
  11. AbbVie
  12. The Prince’s Trust
  13. Vodafone UK
  14. Admiral Group
  15. Verisk
  16. Insight Direct (UK) Ltd.
  17. KBR
  18. Experian Ltd.
  19. Capgemini UK plc
  20. Utilita
  21. Deloitte LLP
  22. Gleeds UK
  23. Flight Centre Travel Group
  24. Childbase Partnership
  25. TeamSport Indoor Karting
  26. Sopra Steria Ltd.
  27. Coventry Building Society
  28. Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd.
  29. Hyperoptic
  30. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  31. Santander UK
  32. Irwin Mitchell
  33. Computacenter
  34. Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
  35. Accenture
  36. TrustFord
  37. Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
  38. McCarthy & Stone
  39. Shared Services Connected Ltd.
  40. Dimensions
  41. Places for People
  42. IRIS Software Group
  43. L&Q
  44. HomeServe Membership Ltd.
  45. Bromford
  46. Northumbrian Water Group

Best workplaces for wellbeing UK: Large (251–1000+ employees)

  1. xDesign
  2. Xero
  3. Credera UK
  4. Slalom
  5. The Trade Desk
  6. Nvidia
  7. CrowdStrike
  8. Biogen Idec Ltd.
  9. Smart Pension
  10. Thoughtworks
  11. Intuit QuickBooks
  12. Student Beans
  13. Ansys
  14. Phoenix Software
  15. Discover Financial Services
  16. Red Hat UK Ltd.
  17. Oxford PharmaGenesis
  18. Ares Management
  19. Lindt & Sprüngli UK Ltd.
  20. Liberty IT
  21. Robert Half
  22. Mimecast
  24. W.L. Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd.
  25. Secure Trust Bank Group
  26. Ombudsman Services
  27. Natilik
  28. REL Field Marketing
  29. Microlise Ltd.
  30. Stryker
  31. General Mills
  32. Citadel Enterprise
  33. Rygor Commercials
  34. Egress
  35. Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  36. De Lage Landen Leasing Ltd.
  37. The All England Lawn Tennis Club
  38. UST
  39. Farnborough Airport Group
  40. PKF Francis Clark
  41. Fittleworth Medical Ltd.
  42. Appreciate Group plc
  43. Chiesi
  44. RiverStone International
  45. Ipsen Bath Road
  46. Bytes Software Services
  47. TIP Group
  48. Kin + Carta
  49. Mobilize Financial Services
  50. Broadridge Financial Services
  51. Moneypenny
  52. TransUnion
  53. Virtusa Consulting Services Pvt Ltd.
  54. Ethos Farm
  55. L’Occitane en Provence
  56. Active Prospects
  57. Borders College
  58. Elavon
  59. Checkatrade
  60. Learning Pool
  61. BHP LLP
  62. Laithwaites
  63. ClearCourse Partnership
  64. BPHA
  65. The Oldham College
  66. Bacardi
  67. Camlin Group
  68. Ipsen Wrexham
  69. Geodis FF UK
  70. Charlie Bigham’s
  71. HML
  72. Assurant
  73. Brayleys Cars Ltd.
  74. Norton Way Motors Ltd
  75. ProCook Ltd.
  76. Webbs Garden Centre Ltd.
  77. SC Johnson
  78. AlphaSights
  79. Alliance Homes

Best workplaces for wellbeing UK: Medium (51 – 250 employees)

  1. Elements Talent Consultancy
  2. Evolved Search
  3. Braze
  4. Silver Cloud HR
  5. Impression
  6. Banked
  7. Synthesia
  8. Person Centred Software
  9. Tomorrow
  10. Practicus Ltd.
  11. Alnylam UK Ltd.
  12. Intersoft
  13. Scandit
  14. Sellick Partnership
  15. Mercator Digital
  16. World Wide Technology
  17. Zifo Technology
  18. Index
  19. Coeo
  20. Xpedition
  21. Uptake Strategies
  22. Wise
  23. PEN Partnership
  24. Ryan
  25. Nomios UK&I
  26. Tanium
  27. Goodman Masson
  28. Xledger
  29. Redkite
  30. KnowBe4
  31. Collaborative Solutions
  32. Technology Management (Midlands) Ltd.
  33. National Grid Metering
  34. Astound Commerce
  35. Airwalk Reply
  36. Strata
  37. Simpson Associates
  38. Touch Medical Media
  39. Catalyst Care Group
  40. Blue Light Card
  41. Cameron Homes
  42. Grace’s Day Nursery
  43. Edrington UK Distribution
  44. 360 Insights
  45. Alternative Airlines
  46. SLC Rail
  47. Bazaarvoice
  48. Synthace
  49. Aventum Group
  50. Medneo Diagnostics
  51. Figma
  52. Yext
  53. Rimini Street
  54. Instil
  55. Wollens
  56. AXON
  57. Project One
  58. SII Services Limited
  59. Moose Toys
  60. Administrate
  61. HomeServe Ltd
  62. Acquia
  63. Santen UK
  64. Western Global
  65. Jumar
  66. Garrison Technology Ltd.
  67. Elucidat
  68. Tractable Ltd.
  69. Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd.
  70. Hive & Pollen Health
  71. Brown-Forman UK
  72. Infinity Group
  73. Sysmex UK Ltd
  74. Channel 3 Consulting
  75. Wavestone
  76. Yapily
  77. Methods Analytics
  78. Insulet International
  79. WP Engine
  80. Consilient Health
  81. Cadence
  82. Al-Dabbagh Group
  83. Cvent Europe
  84. Trek Bicycle Corporation
  85. CloudCall
  86. Mason Advisory
  87. ITC Secure
  88. Wazoku
  89. Retail Insight
  90. Workplace Interiors Company Cheltenham
  91. Muse Developments
  92. Lansons
  93. Bruichladdich Distillery
  94. Gorilla Glue Europe Ltd.
  95. Powerforce Field Marketing and Retail Services Ltd.
  96. Sharing in Growth
  97. Treasury Wine Estates
  98. Logicalis UK&I
  99. The Point Company
  100. Branding Science UK Ltd.

Best workplaces for wellbeing UK: Small (20 – 50 employees)

  1. edison365
  2. Word Monster
  3. ResourceiT
  4. ID Comms
  6. Kingston Barnes
  7. Signify Technology
  8. Thryve Talent
  9. Forward Role
  10. Macrium Software
  11. Aspire Scientific
  12. Law 365
  13. Propellernet
  14. The Marketing Pod
  15. UP3 Services Ltd.
  16. Domo Group
  17. Lupin Healthcare UK Ltd.
  18. Blacklist Creative
  19. esynergy
  20. Ntegra
  21. Walr
  22. Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries
  23. 15 Marketing
  24. Cartwright Communications
  25. Keon Homes
  26. Stiebel Eltron UK Ltd.
  27. Avignon Capital
  28. Deltra Group
  29. Volvo Penta UK
  30. Healthier Business Group
  31. Peru Consulting
  32. Evo
  33. LACE Partners
  34. Cowry Consulting
  35. The Recruitment Crowd (TRC Group)
  36. Distinctly
  37. Uponor
  38. Mantle
  39. Climate X
  40. Enovation Controls Ltd
  41. 383 Project
  42. Beyond Analysis
  43. JGA Recruitment Group
  44. Green Gourmet Ltd.
  45. Cyara
  46. Emerchantpay
  47. Basis Technologies
  48. Citipost Mail
  49. Achievers
  50. Schlesinger Group UK
  51. Serve and Protect Credit Union
  52. IEMA
  53. Sullivan & Stanley
  54. PhoreMost
  55. Something Big
  56. Red Ant Digital Ltd.
  57. Wondr Medical
  58. Active International
  59. Ecology Resources
  60. Consilium Recruit
  61. Richard Nelson LLP
  62. Centor Insurance & Risk Management
  63. Consultant Connect
  64. Infigo Software Ltd.
  65. Open Systems
  66. ProMedical
  67. Firstlight Group
  68. Zoocha
  69. Glassmoon Services
  70. Katté & Co
  71. Mayer Environmental
  72. Culture Shift
  73. Wild Nutrition Ltd.
  74. ATA Garryson Ltd.
  75. Maped Helix
  76. Aer Studios
  77. Calabrio
  78. ICRTouch
  79. Computer Task Group UK
  80. Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
  81. ELSE
  82. Ethical Trading Initiative
  83. ZIM Integrated
  84. EnableX Ltd.
  85. Pearn Kandola
  86. In Digital
  87. saintnicks
  88. Global Lingo
  89. Ebix Europe Ltd.
  90. Lupa Foods
  91. Multivitamin Group
  92. International Chamber of Shipping Ltd.
  93. VTG Rail UK
  94. GlobalStep
  95. Silence Therapeutics
  96. PAG
  97. UK Connect
  98. TruTac Ltd.
  99. Florence Nightingale Foundation
  100. Odigo

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