UMi Best Companies Award

UMi is celebrating after it secured the highest star rating and was named in three prestigious Best Companies 2021 listings announced at a special event on Friday, 21 May. 

In the list representing the UK’s 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies, which is for those that employ between 75 and 199 people, UMi ranked 33rd. 

The business also achieved a 12th place regional listing and was named 8th in its sector. 

UMi – which makes it easier for businesses to do more and go further by finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance – was also recently awarded Best Companies’ maximum three-star rating for workplace engagement for the second time.  

This means the employee-owned company is once again considered a ‘World Class Employer’ and joins an exclusive club of businesses that excel in being a supportive workplace where talent thrives. 

Best Companies determines its workplace engagements ratings in part by employee surveys on leadership, personal growth, wellbeing, fairness, teamwork and the ability to give back, within their workplace.   

The listings were revealed at Best Companies Live, a special virtual event, hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker on 21 May, which gathered thousands of the best UK businesses to talk about employee engagement, best practice and the future of the workplace. 

UMi’s chief Executive, Nicki Clark, said: “Being included in three Best Companies listing this year and achieving the highest rating of three stars is a great reflection of how hard the UMi team work at making our own business great while also helping others. 

“We help businesses every day do more and go further, and in a year when we have helped more than ever, it would have been easy for us to forget about ourselves. But each and every one of the team played their part in showing the courage, care and compassion to not only achieve the best results ever for our business but for ourselves as individuals too. 

“At a time when there is unprecedented change going on all across the world, as a team we have never been better prepared to navigate unchartered territories, make a difference in the communities where we live and work, and do what others say can’t be done.” 

Best Companies’ founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin, added: “Congratulations UMi. Earning a place on a list as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For is an accolade like no other. It recognises your commitment to your employees and demonstrates that you see workplace engagement as a vital part of your organisation’s success – well done indeed.”