Telephone answering specialist Moneypenny has won fourth place in the Sunday Times list of the best ‘mid-sized’ companies to work for in the UK.
Moneypenny, which last week announced expansion into America, scored top marks in 12 categories in the 2015 Best Companies employee survey.
The company was number one in four categories – ‘Most Exciting Future’, `Most Fun at Work’, `Most Inspiring Leaders’ and `Best for Fair Pay’ – and number two for `Company Pride’, `Giving Something Back’ `Clearest Expectations’ and `Best for Job Security’.
Moneypenny, which answers over 9m calls a year for 7,000 businesses including agents, has appeared in the ‘Best Companies to Work for’ lists on three previous occasions, although before in the smaller company category.
Co-founder and director Rachel Clacher, who received the award with four other representatives from the company in London, said: “It’s been a big year for us in so many different ways and it is a great thrill to receive this award, especially as this is the first time we have been in the `mid-size’ category.
“Our business is all about employing the right people, making sure they are completely engaged and then keeping everyone happy for the long term.
“That’s ultimately seen in the quality of our service. We know that great people make for happy clients which results in extraordinary business growth.”
Moneypenny PA Hannah Pawley, who answers calls for estate agents as a member of the company’s specialist property team, was chosen at random to attend the awards event.
She said: “There’s a genuinely lovely feel within the business and we do all kinds of fun things together through the year.”
Moneypenny is 15 years old. To mark the milestone, every one of its 400 employees was given a surprise gift – ranging from zip wiring or underground trampolining in Snowdonia, white water rafting and bungee jumping to afternoon tea, falconry, beauty treatments, even a trip to Amsterdam – all culminating in a black tie celebratory dinner.
Pictured are Moneypenny co-founder Rachel Clacher (centre) and commercial director Joanna Swash at the presentation ceremony in London