Wyboston Lakes has for the fifth year in succession earned a place in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ List 2018.
The conference, training and leisure venue was placed 46th in the list announced in February 2018.
Founded in 1983 by Peter Hutchinson, the family owned business invests not only in the facilities and the rooms but also in the people, something which Chelsey Hutchinson, Director, feels very strongly about:
“We’re delighted to be in the top 50. We have just announced investment for this year of over £3million in our event and bedroom facilities and those types of investment are always easier to quantify and forecast our return. However, we invest heavily in our people as we believe they are crucially important to the success and growth our business. Our people are what makes the difference, to our guests, to each other and to our business in the long term.”
The accolade is regarded as among the UK’s most comprehensive and coveted, with a rigorous process determining the merits of organisations from all industries, by assessing the methods in which they encourage, motivate and engage with their employees. Based on employee feedback Wyboston Lakes were also awarded a two-star accreditation, meaning that the venue is considered an ‘Outstanding’ employer in terms of the way it engages its staff.
Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace Accreditation is a focus on Workplace Engagement as an integral component of an organisation’s success and growth. This score (on a scale of 1 to 1000) is defined from employee’s responses to questions within the Best Companies survey. Michelin-style ratings are then determined from that score, with one star acknowledged as ‘very good’, two stars as ‘outstanding’ and three stars as ‘extraordinary’.
In addition to generous remuneration package, which include perks such as staff discounts and performance bonuses, the venue provides structured development programmes for professional advancement, making Wyboston Lakes a fulfilling and dynamic work environment for all its employees.