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Harrogate business hits the top spot

Best Companies 2017

A Harrogate motoring group is grabbing national headlines after being named the number one company to work for by The Sunday Times.

Sytner Volkswagen Harrogate’s parent company, Sytner Group, reached the pinnacle of success in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Big Company to Work for, beating off stiff competition from leading brands including EE, McDonalds and Whitbread.

The only car retailer to feature in the top 20 Best Companies, Sytner Group has consistently ranked amongst the top six companies for the last 10 years.

Since the first awards in 2000, Sunday Times Best Companies has become one of the most respected employer engagement surveys that has measured the opinions of almost three million people.

Updated every year the list is based on real, detailed feedback from employee surveys looking to rank companies on their employee happiness and wellbeing. The Best Companies accreditation attracts the most talented and in-demand people to work for companies featured on the list.

Speaking of the award assistant accountant at Harrogate Volkswagen, Peter Richmond, said “Sytner really is a special place to work. I have never experienced anything quite like it.

“For me it’s the difference between liking and loving your job – sometimes I can’t believe that I get paid to come to work.”

The group was also presented with the coveted ‘Three Star’ award for the fourth year running, achieving a first in the ‘My Company’ and ‘Personal Growth’ categories and being singled out for a one-off award for ‘Innovation in Engagement Practice.’

Darren Edwards, group managing director at Sytner Group, said: “This is a phenomenal achievement that reflects the feeling within our business. The results reiterate that our people truly value being part of the team and feel that their careers can progress within the company.

“Congratulations to all our employees for making Sytner the best and most consistent Best Big Company to Work For in the UK.

Sytner Volkswagen Harrogate, in Grimbald Crag Road, offers a full range of new and approved used car sales as well as comprehensive after-sales servicing using genuine Volkswagen parts.

For more information contact 01423 202 818 or visit www.sytner.co.uk/volkswagen/