Bondholder PKF Cooper Parry has been named the 12th best place to work in the UK, in the Sunday Times Best Companies; and has also been awarded a trophy for employee wellbeing.
This result comes after two consecutive Top 100 finishes for the firm in previous years. PKF Cooper Parry climbed up the Best Companies table from 91 st in 2016 to 32 nd in 2017, and then up a further 20 places at this year’s awards to 12 th . The firm is now the highest placed accountancy firm to work for in the UK by some distance.
The results were based on a Best Companies Index, which took scores from a questionnaire completed by PKF Cooper Parry employees. This was then measured against 8 factors of workplace engagement including; wellbeing, leadership and relationships with managing staff. Employee satisfaction at PKF Cooper Parry ranked highly across all metrics.
Offering perks like free career and lifestyle coaching, yoga classes, free fruit and unlimited paid holiday, PKF Cooper Parry also picked up another award for employee wellbeing. The firm was scored highly by their employees on personal growth opportunities, charitable activities and how proud they are to work at the firm.
PKF Cooper Parry, CEO, Ade Cheatham, said: “Five years ago, like most companies we weren’t in the Top 100 Companies to Work For list. But we wanted to be, and we realised it’d be a great way to measure our success. So, in 2016 we set ourselves a five-year target to become number one. And we’re smashing it.
“Results like this help us attract the best talent around. And as we continue to grow and grow at a rapid rate, it means we have the best people to work with our brilliant, entrepreneurial clients
“Over the next few days, we’re all going to spend a moment or two celebrating our success. We do this knowing that having happy people helps us wow our clients. It’s all of us who reap the rewards.”
This award is one of many that PKF Cooper Parry has recently received. The day after its Best Companies success, the firm’s Service Charge team won the Property Week Best Place to Work in Property 2018 award. And recently, their wealth management firm, Cooper Parry Wealth, was named No. 1 Best Financial Advisers to Work For at the Professional Adviser Awards.