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bdht celebrates triple success in The Sunday Times Top 100 Awards


Published by gough for Gough Bailey Wright in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Health

bdht staff Emma Morris, Dee Stead and Matt Stus celebrate the award wins bdht staff Emma Morris, Dee Stead and Matt Stus celebrate the award wins

bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing and one of the town’s biggest employers, was celebrating last night after being ranked in fourth place in The Sunday Times Best for Not for Profit Companies to work for as well as winning two individual awards on the night.

After securing 9th position last year, 2014 has seen a five place leap in the poll that looks at the best companies to work for across the UK. And the celebrations continued when bdht scooped two out of the six special awards up for grabs, being crowned Best for Learning and Development and Best for Wellbeing in its category.

The rankings and awards are decided by The Sunday Times based entirely on employee feedback on areas such as leadership, wellbeing, personal growth and how happy the workforce is. It also identifies how employees contribute to their company’s success and growth, which in turn sets a benchmark for other employers.

The social housing provider has increased its position each year, beginning at 88th in 2011, moving to 44th in 2012, and last year in 9th position, so it is delighted to have leapt into the top five this year. As a not-for-profit organisation, the company doesn’t run a bonus scheme so employee satisfaction isn’t based on financial reward but comes from enjoying the job they do and feeling valued for it, which makes this award even more significant.

Mike Brown, chief executive at bdht, said: “We have improved our position year-on-year and we are extremely pleased to have made it to the top five this year against such high level competition, with over 200 entries received. It is such an achievement to be recognised in this acclaimed national award and we are so proud that our employees rate us so highly. Knowing that this award is based entirely on employee feedback makes it even more special.

“As one of the largest employers in Bromsgrove, providing such an important local service, it’s essential that we give our employees with a secure, positive, professional and empowering place to work. It’s no surprise that when staff are satisfied, results coincide with the business having a great year in regard to good performance. We are currently awaiting the results from our tenant satisfaction survey and we are quietly confident they will be the best ever.”

“The best thing for me as a chief executive is that 92% of employees say they are proud to work for bdht, the second highest rating in the awards, with 83% saw themselves as having a positive future, even in these difficult times. And 82% said they felt they could tell their manager when things were going wrong.

“This provides us with excellent foundations to continue our great work and improve as a business to give our employees even more opportunities to develop and learn.”

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists are compiled based on research from the largest survey of its kind.

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