New World Trading Company (NWTC) has been named the seventh best company to work in the Best 100 Mid Companies category, which is the highest ever placement for a food and beverage company.
Following NWTC is Oakman Inns at 17th, with others on the list including the Alchemist at 36, Hawksmoor at 37, Peach Pub Company at 43 and BrewDog at 75.
The annual list "celebrates and showcases the very best in workplace engagement".
Commenting on the accolade, NWTC chief executive Chris Hill said: “We’re so honoured to achieve seventh position in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list.
"Last year we placed 10th so this is a triumph for us and one that we are extremely excited to receive. NWTC is growing from strength to strength – this year, our focus has been on empowering our people to lead the different areas of the business forward, so we are thrilled that this award comes from sentiment within the company.”
He continued: “We understand that our staff are a crucial part of the company’s success, which is why we pride ourselves on having dedicated, loyal and talented management who continue to innovate and develop all of our staff.”
On Twitter, Oakman Inns tweeted its delight, and said it was "thrilled" to be named in 17th spot.
Peter Borg-Neal, Oakman Inns chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in the top 50 for the fourth year running and to have achieved the maximum Three Star accreditation for the third time.
"We see the achievement of high levels of employee engagement as key to the success of the business and something that we will achieve via a process of continual, long term improvement."
- The Alchemist head of brand Jenny McPhee and Hannah Plumb, head of restaurants operations, will be speaking about its Currency for Kindness scheme at the Pub Skills: HR Summit on Tuesday 27 February. To hear more about this scheme and career development plans and how they can support pub performance and growth, attend our Pub Skills: HR Summit event on 27 February.