Darlington named among UK’s top 100 mid-sized companies

Jessica Bird

May 21, 2021

Darlington Building Society has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 mid-sized companies to work for by Best Companies.

Darlington Building Society has also been selected as one of the top 30 best financial services companies to work for nationally, as well as one of the top 30 best in the North East .

At the start of the year, the society was awarded an ‘outstanding’ 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, which supplies information for The Times’ ‘100 Best Companies To Work For’ list.

This rating was based on the results of a staff survey carried out last November.

The publication of the national list comes ahead of the Best Companies Live virtual event, hosted by BBC television presenter Dan Walker, where the society will find out its exact position in each category.

The business is celebrating ‘Best Companies Day’ by encouraging staff to spend time celebrating the achievement with their teams.

Niki Barker, director, people and culture at Darlington Building Society, said: “We were thrilled to be given the 2-star rating, based entirely on the positive feedback of our own staff.

“Now, to be told we feature in the top 100 in the overall national list, as well the top 30 for both financial services companies and North-East employers, is just fantastic.

“We already knew that Darlington Building Society was a great place to work, but there is a feeling of immense pride to have it officially recognised on the national stage in this way.

“The award means a lot, but it is a by-product of what we have achieved by looking after staff, helping them to develop, and leading them through an extremely challenging year.

“It underlines the Society’s core values and showcases it as one of the best employers not just in the North-East but the whole country.”

Andrew Craddock, chief executive at Darlington Building Society, added: “There’s no doubt that 2020 was a hugely difficult year for lots of businesses and organisations.

“For us to come out of it with this national recognition is testament to the exemplary way the staff came together during the pandemic in supporting their colleagues, our members, and the wider community.”

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