Billingshurst building firm listed as one of the best companies to work for in the UK

A Billingshurst-based development company has been voted among the best businesses to work for in Britain.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 3:26 pm

The Thakeham Group has been listed 18th in the ‘100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.’

Thakeham was also placed 3rd in the year’s ‘Best Construction and Engineering Sector Companies to Work For’ and 17th in the south east.

All of the businesses placed in the lists are acknowledged by staff as enlightened places to work with highly motivated employees and inspirational leaders. It is the second year in succession that Thakeham has been acknowledged in the prestigious list. Last year, the building company was ranked 94th in the list for small companies.

Thakeham HR director Liane Richardson

Thakeham Group chief executive Rob Boughton said: “Last year’s listing in the prestigious ‘Best Companies to Work For’ was a proud moment for Thakeham Group.

“To achieve an even better placing amongst larger businesses in this year’s list has surpassed that achievement.

“As we continue to grow and employ a diverse team of skilled tradesmen and local people, it is important to us to retain all the values that inspired us when we started.

“The listing is important because it reflects the true opinions of our staff. Empowering our people is a core value of our business.

“We call ourselves the Thakeham family. To be recognised in this way for a second year in succession is a wonderful endorsement of the unique way we collaborate, build homes and improve communities.”

Liane Richardson, Thakeham HR director, added: “For us to have made it into the Best Companies lists this year whilst dealing with the challenges we faced just demonstrates how amazing the team is here at Thakeham. Every single person has played a part and the engagement and kindness shown by employees has been humbling.”

A Silver Armed Forces Covenant signatory and supporter of armed forces charity Mission Motorsport, Thakeham operates a Talent for Development outreach campaign for military veterans and college leavers.

Away from work, Thakeham offers a range of staff events including quiz nights and participates in charity challenges including dragon boat racing.