We’re proud to announce that the Great Place to Work Awards™ have named us as one of Europe’s Best Workplaces in its 2021 report, finishing 5th in the ‘Small Businesses’ category.
This recognition follows our second place in the UK’s Best Workplaces 2021 – Small Organisations Category earlier this year.
The awards celebrate companies with positive, supportive environments that enable their organisation to thrive. This year, as well as looking at how we operate in general terms – our culture, our push for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace, our emphasis on career development, our values and ethics – they also took into account our response to COVID-19, with our teams providing feedback on our leadership during the pandemic.
We are delighted to have received such strong feedback across the board, with 100% of our employees saying they would strongly recommend PEN to friends and family as a place to work.
In the UK awards we were particularly happy to score so highly in Support, Communication, Engagement and Camaraderie – achieving an average of 98% positive scores across all responses to the survey – and being recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Wellbeing for the second time was really important to us.
It goes without saying that none of this would be possible without the hard work, dedication and good humour of our team. So a big thank you to all of the PEN team and our associates for helping make PEN a really, genuinely great place to work.
Here’s to continuing that fantastic effort into 2022!