1 March 2019
The best companies to work for in 2019

The Sunday Times has published its annual Best Companies to Work For list – is your company on there?

The list commends the top 100 UK employers for harbouring exceptional workplace culture and outstanding employee engagement – something they should be very proud of. The ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list includes the top 100 mid-size companies (250-3,000 full and part-time employees), top 100 small firms (50-250 employees) and Britain’s biggest employers (3,000-plus).

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies Ltd explained:

“There is a great sense of pride in being part of the companies that make it onto the lists. With the various challenges facing organisations, it is just great to celebrate success. Everyone gets a kick out of being on a winning team.”

Hundreds of businesses apply every year to gain a place on one of the Sunday Times’ four lists: 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019; 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2019, 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2019 and 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2019.


2019 Rank Company Industry Sector
1 Connect Catering Contract Catering
2 Churchill Retirement Living Retirement Homes
3 LifeSearch Life Insurance
4 Willmott Dixon Construction
5 The New World Trading Co Pubs and Restaurants
6 The Landmark London Hotel
7 UKFast Internet Hosting
8 Karmarama Marketing Agency
9 People’s Postcode Lottery Lottery
10 Beaverbrooks the Jewellers Jewellery Retailer
11 Moneypenny Telephone Answering Service
12 Chess Telecoms Reseller
13 PKF Cooper Party Business Consultancy
14 COOK Frozen Food
15 AND Digital Software Developer
16 Kingsley Napley LLP Legal Firm
17 Reassured Insurance Broker
18 First Response Finance Financial Services
19 Dishoom Restaurants
20 Charter Court Financial Services Financial Services
21 JMW Solicitors LLP Legal Firm
22 Toyota (GB) Vehicle Sales and Marketing
23 Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) Communications Agency
24 Mills & Reeve LLP Legal Firm
25 Oakman Inns & Restaurants Pubs and Restaurants
26 Las Iguanas Restaurants
27 ANS Group IT and Communications
28 AJ Bell Financial Services
29 DRP Marketing Agency
30 Bravissimo Lingerie Retailer
31 Lindum Group Construction
32 Blue Arrow Recruitment
33 Coloplast Medical Devices
34 Childrensalon Clothes Retailer
35 Hilti (Great Britain) Tools
36 Flat Iron Restaurants
37 Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP Accountants
38 Royal Lancaster London Hotel
39 Hydrock Engineering Consultants
40 Childbase Partnership Children’s Nurseries
41 Curtins Engineering and Planning Consultancy
42 Bibby Financial Services Financial Services
43 CAE Technology Services IT Infrastructure
44 Stephens Scown LLP Legal Firm
45 Hawksmoor Restaurants
46 Barbon Insurance Group Insurance Broker
47 Coventry Building Society Building Society
48 Peach Pubs Gastropubs
49 The Entertainer Toy Retailer
50 Equinix Internet Provider
51 Guidant Global Recruitment
52 Together Mortgages and Loans
53 Mischon de Reya Legal Firm
54 Search Consultancy Recruitment
55 Utility Alliance Energy Consultancy
56 Jellyfish Digital Marketing
57 Freeths LLP Legal Firm
58 Creditfix Debt Advisors
59 Robinwood Activity Centres
60 Openwork Financial Services
61 Motorpoint Car Retailer
62 Randstad Recruitment
63 Auto Trader Online Marketplace
64 Stewarts Legal Firm
65 Bristan Group Bathroom Fittings
66 Bishop Fleming Accountants
67 Nedbank Private Wealth Financial Services
68 Blackstone Investments
69 Edam Car Accident Services
70  Build-A-Bear Workshop Toy Retailer
71 Everton FC Football Club
72 ACT Training Provider
73 Buzzworks Holdings Bars
74 Hays Travel Travel Agency
75 Fossil Group Fashion Retailer
76 Williams & Co Plumber’s Merchant
77 Leeds Building Society Building Society
78 Make It Cheaper Business Utilities Comparison Site
79 Peel Land & Property Property Management
80 Sykes Cottages Holiday-Home Rental
81 WW Weight-Loss Specialists
82 Roche Healthcare
83 Skipton Building Society Building Society
84 Morton Fraser LLP Legal Firm
85 Bridge Leisure Parks Caravan Holiday Parks
86 Gamma Communications Services
87 PJ Care Neurological Care Centres
88 Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Recruitment
89 Learning Curve Group Vocational Training
90 Big Yellow Group Storage Facilities
91 Paxton Security Designer and Manufacturer
92 Price Bailey LLP Accountants
93 Sky Betting & Gaming Gambling Website
94 Cello Health Healthcare Consultancy
95 The Alchemist Bars and Restaurants
96 OneSavings Bank Financial Services
97 Certsure LLP Certification Body
98 BWB Consulting Environmental Consultancy
99 CFC Underwriting Insurance Broker
100 BHP Chartered Accountants Accountants
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