Top 100 Best Companies Success

Staff at Town Hall and Symphony Hall are celebrating the news that, for the second year running, they have been named one of UK’s ‘Top 100 Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’.

Performances Birmingham Limited, the registered charity which manages the world-renowned concert halls, significantly advanced its position this year by 40 places to 28th in the prestigious Top 100.  It was awarded ‘outstanding’ Two Star accreditation and, to top the achievement, also received a coveted ‘Giving Something Back’ Special Award in recognition of its work in engaging staff through an environmental project.

The ‘Giving Something Back’ Special Award was received for Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s sustainability day which encouraged staff, through a series of activities, talks and workshops, to adopt behavioural changes and consider the environmental impact of their daily routines.

The Top 100 is compiled from a detailed independent employee survey, conducted by Best Companies, which looks at aspects of workplace performance and best practice in eight key areas including leadership, well-being and personal growth.  The commendation recognises the company’s commitment to its workforce and to making the day-to-day working life of its staff the best it can be.  It also illustrates that employees believe Town Hall and Symphony Hall achieves strong staff engagement, good communication and a friendly working environment.

Speaking after the awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution last night (Wednesday 27 February), Andrew Jowett OBE, Chief Executive of Performances Birmingham Limited said:

“We are delighted to have again been recognised as a great company to work for.  To have improved our position so dramatically and, in particular, to have also received a ‘Giving Something Back’ award is a crowning achievement and fitting tribute to our staff for their dedicated work during this last year in which we have celebrated Symphony Hall’s 21st anniversary.  It illustrates that staff are highly engaged and motivated, qualities which are vital in order for us to deliver the world class performances and customer service for which Town Hall and Symphony Hall are recognised.”

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