JMC IT has been recognised as an outstanding place to work in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For List, jumping six places from last year’s ranking to be placed 15th nationally. The company has also received a special award for being one of only three to make the List for a 10th time, having consistently featured since 2004.
2014 saw JMC as the highest-ranked north west company among the top 100, earning a place based on stringent assessment criteria that saw it competing against a record number of entrant organisations from across the UK.
Andrew Burgess, managing director at JMC, says: “This year’s 100 Best Small Companies saw some of the toughest competition ever and each time around the standard is exceptionally high, so we’re elated to come 15th and earn a place in the List for the 10th time.
“Our business treasures its reputation as a stand-out IT employer and the fact staff stay with us for an average of 12 years is a key factor in the long-term relationship we forge with customers, who also stay with us on average 12 years. This year’s high position and consistent recognition of our status as a top employer are based on anonymous surveys of all employees, so the two awards are real validation of our holistic approach to staff’s wellbeing.”
Of the key indicators used to assess the country’s businesses, JMC performed strongly in each, notably being listed eighth across the country in the ‘My Manager’ category, 10th for ‘Most Appreciative Bosses’ and 11th for ‘Giving Something Back’. Employees’ happiness was singled out by judges as particularly impressive, with the company rated seventh nationally for ‘Wellbeing’ and its exceptional facilities, wide range of resources and support, charitable endeavours and flexible approach to remote working highlighted.
The ranking is the latest in a host of national and regional awards won by JMC over the past 12 months for its highly-regarded employee engagement, including clinching the best possible three-star rating from the Best Companies survey earlier in the year and winning the coveted British Chamber Award for Commitment to People Development in 2013.
Andrew concludes: “This award is a superb start to a year in which we are achieving record growth, have increased our headcount by 15 per cent and are on course to smash our previous highest turnover figure of £10 million and, marking 2014 as a landmark year for the company.”