First Central has been recognised as one of the top 25 UK’s Best Workplaces 2023 by Great Place to Work, a specialist on workplace culture.
The insurance company, which employs 35 people in Guernsey, and has offices also in the UK, and Gibraltar, were ranked in the Super Large Organisations category.
Great Place to Work performed rigorous evaluations of hundreds of employee survey responses alongside Culture Audit submissions from leaders at each company to create the 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces list.
They then used these data insights to benchmark the effectiveness of companies’ employee value propositions against the culture their employees actually experience. Those businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces status.
Michael Lee (pictured), Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m proud to see that we’ve been recognised in the UK’s Best Workplaces. In the Trust Index Survey, 91% of our colleagues believed that First Central is a Great Place to Work – which is fantastic. The culture we’ve built at First Central is unique and is something that we continuously focus on. Through putting our people first and looking after them, we know that they’ll adopt the same caring approach when it comes to interacting with our customers. I look forward to seeing how our culture continues to thrive in the future.”
First Central Chief People Officer, Jo McGowan said: “Being recognised by the Great Place to Work Best Workplace’s survey is great for us, and I’m really pleased with all the work that we’ve been doing over the last year to cement First Central’s rewarding culture. At the heart of every organisation are its people, so it makes it extra special and significant that this achievement has been driven by the feedback of our colleagues.”
Benedict Gautry, Managing Director of Great Place to Work UK, said: “As the global authority on workplace culture, our mission at Great Place to Work has always been to build a better world by helping organisations become a great place to work for all. We strongly believe in the notion of ‘better for business, better for people, better for the world.”
This recognition comes off the back of First Central being recognised in the UK’s Best Workplaces to Work for Wellbeing list earlier in the year, where First Central ranked 7th in the Super Large Organisations Category.