Principality. Where home matters.
26 April 2018
Principality ranked one of the best places to work in UK
Principality Building Society is officially one of the best places to work in the UK.
The largest building society in Wales ranked 36th in the large employer category of the UK Best Workplace™ awards by Great Place to Work® in the first year it has entered the awards.
The Best Workplace™ award is based on the results of Trust Index© employee survey and Culture Audit©. These show that Principality has created a diverse, inclusive culture that rewards colleagues and teams for outstanding behaviours and celebrates its unsung heroes within the business.
Another key strength is the fact that the society is rooted in supporting its communities through colleagues participating in charity events, as well as its financial education work with schools and underprivileged groups in communities across Wales.
Steve Hughes, CEO of Principality Building Society said: “Principality is a unique organisation. We are big enough to have large ambition, but small enough to value, respect and engage everyone as individuals. Our colleagues live and work in the communities they serve and have developed a strong connection with them. We strive to be an inclusive business with colleagues who are passionate about doing the right thing for Members.
“Our culture is renowned for being friendly, open and inclusive where we actively encourage everyone to bring themselves to work. Our people are our most important asset and make us stand out in the finance sector. They’re the driving force behind our success and we’re committed to creating a great place to work.”
UK’s Best Workplace™ Awards are the ‘gold standard’ of employer awards. Independently assessed through a rigorous process, those on the list have proven they have cultivated a workplace culture built on trust and engagement, supported by innovative people management practices.
Great Place to Work’s Chief Operating Officer Ben Gautrey, said: “The organisations on this year’s Best Workplace™ list represent the best workplace cultures and leadership. Principality’s well-deserved place on the ranking is due to the great work their colleagues do in their communities, and how as a company they celebrate and reward their people. It is clear they are working to maximise the potential of everyone in a way that’s better for the business, better for the people and better for the communities they serve.”