Brother, the technology - and printer - specialist, based in Manchester, have been named as one of the UK's 100 best small companies to work for by The Sunday Times.
Every year, the newspaper publishes a list of the 100 best small, mid-size and large workplaces across the UK. In this year's list, Brother received recognition for their commitment to staff wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal growth, leadership and corporate responsibility.
Phil Jones, managing director at Brother UK, said: “We’re thrilled with this result. We’ve been operating in the UK for over 45 years, but awards like this demonstrate we are continuing to keep pace and innovate in organisational best practice.
“Around a third of our employees work remotely from our Manchester office, which presents unique challenges in staff engagement and communication. We’re able to demonstrate that it’s possible to have a happy, motivated and engaged workforce without having everyone in one building – something many other businesses will be evaluating as the world becomes more mobile.
“Our high score in the ‘Giving Something Back’ category was a result of support to local organisations such as Tameside4good, Factory Youth Zone, Convoy of Happiness and Forever Manchester, supporting local charities and young people, two things we care deeply about as people, and as a work community.
“Recruiting, retaining and maintaining a motivated workforce in disruptive times is key and an award such as this puts us right up there with the best companies in the country and our industry. I’m totally confident in our ability, agility and future capability as a business as we move to a new future, backed by an outstanding community of people.”
The Sunday Times' full list of companies will be published in March.