Swindon-based IT and communications specialist among UK's best firms to work for

By Barrie Hudson - 27 May 2021

Business

Excalibur Communications has achieved Best Company accreditation and been named as a Top 100 UK Best Small Company to Work For.  

It is the fourth time in five years that Excalibur has been included in the Best Companies list. 

The accreditation scheme, formerly known as the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, recognises organisations which prioritise employee engagement and work hard to be great places to work and develop.

Best Companies accreditation reflects what employees are saying about their employers, workplaces and environments.   

Excalibur CEO Peter Boucher said: “2020 to 2021 has been a particularly tough year to measure and manage staff engagement.  

"The coronavirus lockdowns have of course affected the business, but more importantly impacted the wider Excalibur team across their professional and personal lives. 

"We looked at ways of doing business differently while working remotely to minimise isolation and encourage team work, albeit on Teams.  We also introduced more regular one-to-ones between employees and line managers.  

"There was remote fun to be had too via a number of online all company events including quizzes, a virtual wedding celebration and the distribution of a family half term hamper for Halloween.”

In the accreditation survey 84 percent of staff said they loved working for the organisation, 82 percent said they were happy with the balance between their work and home life and 96 percent said their employer had a strong social conscience.

Excalibur says its vision is to be famous for staff and customer engagement, and recent initiatives include:

- A health and wellbeing programme with a focus on physical, financial and mental health.

- A monthly excellence award recognising employees who demonstrate the company values and go above and beyond.

- Investment in regular leadership training to support open communication across the business and employee development.

- Support for employee-nominated charities.

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