Webbs Garden Centres, with over 350 employees, has won a UK Best Workplace™ award along with 161 other UK organisations through the Great Place to Work™ scheme. This is a fantastic achievement for all the teams that work at Webbs and justified recognition of collective spirit - especially during the current environment.
The survey found that organisations with a high-trust and highly engaged workforce, ‘go the extra mile’ and go ‘above and beyond’ for its customers. Teams also feel supported by management and their peers and have confidence in the leadership and direction of the senior management team.
A Webbs colleague said “Webbs is a great place to work and has a unique family feel with a focus on wellbeing and fun as well as getting the job done.” 162 UK organisations have been placed in the results under three business categories – small, medium and large, with Webbs well-placed in the medium-sized business category
“We are delighted to win this award! Not only does it recognise all the hard work and dedication from everyone at Webbs, but we are also the only garden centre to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces. This is a fantastic achievement. A first for Webbs and for the sector. Promoting a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie is at the heart of how we work and how we strive to delight our customers” said Edward Webb, Chairman and owner of Webbs Garden Centres.
To be recognised for this award, Webbs took part in a detailed and anonymous survey administered by Great Place® to Work in July 2019. A Trust Index survey® was given to Webbs colleagues and the results represent 3/4 of the final score. The remaining quarter of the score comes from the Culture Audit®, a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.