Swindon-based business communications and IT solutions specialist Excalibur Communications has won a place on the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list.
In total, over 270,000 employees filled out the newspaper’s questionnaires. The Top 100 Small Companies listing covers businesses with 50-250 staff. Excalibur has a 53-strong team.
Making its debut appearance with a ranking of 55th, Excalibur’s achievement is based on the opinions of its employees, who put forward their views about their leaders, their working conditions and their employer’s values.
‘As a company that is very people-focused, to see that our team value our place of work as much as we value our team is extremely positive’, said Excalibur’s Head of HR, Carly Deacon.
She added: ‘Engagement is integral to our continued growth and success. We are now committed to maintaining a place in The Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies and our maximum star rating. As ever, will always look at ways we can improve’.
The Sunday Times Awards recognise companies that have an exceptional level of employee engagement. Detailed assessments are carried out on Leadership, Management, The Company, The Team, Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Giving Something Back and Fair Deal evaluations.
In this 17th annual survey and ranking of Britain’s employers, Excalibur was ranked 8th in the country for ‘Giving Something Back’, with 98% of its staff agreeing that the company supports good causes. The Swindon-based company each month matches the wage contributions to charity of any employee and gifts £100 to any individual fundraising effort. This generated almost £36,000 last year.
Chief executive James Phipps (pictured far right) has been with Excalibur for 16 years, and describes the company’s vision ‘To be a market leader for technology and unified communication.’