Holiday Extras makes the top ten in the “Sunday Times Best Companies”

Monday, 3rd March 2014

sunday-times-2014-1The UK’s market-leading travel add-ons company makes the list for the eighth time and achieves three-star ‘Extraordinary’ Best Companies accreditation

Holiday Extras has exceeded its own success in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For survey by being listed at number 10 – Last year the company was listed at number 19. It is the eighth year the company has been listed in the Mid Companies category.

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list is based on research into workplace engagement, and is the largest survey of its kind. For 2014 results were announced at a ceremony held at Battersea Power Station on Thursday 27 February, hosted by Kate Silverton.

Anouk Agussol, Head of People for Holiday Extras, said: “Over the past year we have worked super hard –  focusing on making Holiday Extras an amazing place to work. People engagement has been top of the priority list with massive impact being felt across the business as a result of changes implemented from our own engagement survey. Subsequent plans have been actioned with a strong push on individual and leadership development, which was strongly supported by opening our very own Learning Academy based on site.

“To be awarded three stars, which is an “extraordinary” accreditation, and be in the top ten on the Sunday Times list is a fantastic achievement for us all. Every person who works at Holiday Extras has helped to make this happen.”

Holiday Extras was the only company based in Kent to be listed in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For 2013.

 

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Notes to editors

Of the eight factors which are key to creating a great workplace, Holiday Extras’ ranked in the top three for highly motivated people who love their jobs – with an 86% positive score.

The wellbeing of the team at Holiday Extras also ranked high – the company came in at number six (84%) for the team that felt that their health didn’t suffer at all because of work

Photo: The Holiday Extras team celebrate on the night of the awards – Number Ten!

Best Small Companies to Work For (50 – 249 employees)

Best Mid Companies to Work For (250 – 4999 employees)

Best Big Companies to work for (5000 + employees)

Best Companies Accreditation follows the elite ‘Michelin style’ star rating system for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement. Based on staff feedback, organisations receive a Best Companies index score, which will determine their star rating, compared to a fixed standard. One star is first class, two stars are outstanding and three stars are extraordinary.

For more information visit www.bestcompanies.co.uk