Last night at a prestigious business awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution in London (25th February) Dorset based national telecommunications company 4Com was ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100.
The awards ceremony was hosted by TV personality Ben Sheppard, with a guest speech from film producer and Comic Relief founder, Richard Curtis.
In 2013 4Com were ranked #45. Then in 2014 they rose to 16th in the annual list, before this year rising to a position just outside the top 10 at #12.
Out of the Top 100 companies ranked in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2015 list, 4Com are proud to be the highest ranked Dorset Company, as well as the highest placed telecoms company. The Top 10 companies this year are dominated by London based companies; accounting for 60% of the top 10
This esteemed accolade recognises extraordinary levels of employee engagement across the organisation. Awarded as a direct result of staff surveys and feedback conducted by Best Companies directly with 4Com employees. These confidential survey findings are then attributed to the awarding of a 1, 2 or 3 star Best Companies accreditation and a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 list.
Chairman and Managing Director, Daron Hutt “Being in attendance at this awards ceremony and seeing the calibre of companies that we surpassed was an amazing experience. Being just outside the top 10 at position 12 is a really amazing result. Especially as in 2013 we were at position 45.The progression and improvements have been phenomenal.
The people at 4Com are what drives the company forward every year. It sounds like a cliché but here at 4Com it really is an amazing place to work. With inspiring, hard-working people who love what they do, and do an exceptional job every day.”
About Best Companies 3 Star Awards
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. Every organisation that goes for Best Companies Accreditation is given a Best Companies Index score (BCI). This score (on a scale of 1 to 1000) is defined from employee’s responses to questions within the Best Companies survey.
For thirteen years Best Companies have been recognising exceptional workplaces across the UK and publishing the results in the prestigious Sunday Times. This is the largest and most comprehensive survey of workplace engagement in the UK. The views of 250,000 employees were gathered from nearly 900 organisations. The survey is a unique insight into the minds of UK employees. It illustrates what’s important to today’s workforce and how the companies featured on the lists recognise the rewards of listening to and caring for their employees.
About 4Com PLC
4Com PLC was established in 1999 and is one of the fastest growing providers of telecommunication services in the UK, specialising in providing equipment, services and solutions for the UK’s SME sector. Since inception, 4Com have installed over 9,000 telecom systems in small to medium companies across the UK delivering tailored communications services to support their business objectives. In 2014, 4Com was ranked #16 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For – the highest placed Dorset Company and one of the highest ranked small to medium telecoms company in the UK. At the end of 2013 4Com came in the top ten businesses in the UK to be recognised by the National Business Awards for Customer Focus and Service, and were also recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. 4Com employs 170staff, split between its head office near Bournemouth Airport and its field based engineering and support teams.
Registered address: 4Com PLC, Loewy House, 11 Enterprise Way, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6EW – Tel: 0330 444 4444- Fax: 0844 375 3200 – Companies House, England and Wales registration: 03601393 – www.4com.co.uk