Stonegate wins ‘Best Employer of the Year’ award

By Rebecca Weller

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British Credit Awards 2022: Stonegate awarded 'Best Employer of The Year'
British Credit Awards 2022: Stonegate awarded 'Best Employer of The Year'

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Large operator Stonegate Group has been awarded ‘Best Employer of the Year’ at the British Credit Control Awards 2022.

Stonegate stood out for its comprehensive training, strong staff motivation, benefits, and career development programme: the Albert’s Theory of Progression career development pathway, including its dedicated head office programme, AIMS.

The operators career development pathway is a multi-award-winning programme which provides every employee, regardless of role, with the opportunity to progress and further their career within the company.

Pillars of support 

Stonegate Group chief financial officer Dave Ross said: “I am extremely proud of this win for our Credit Control team. It is such an honour to be recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony. 

“We are dedicated to delivering the best possible working experience to all our team members and we want to keep building on those pillars of support we are already offering.”

The British Credit Awards, held at The Royal Lancaster, London, on Thursday 24 March and organised by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), celebrate the hard work and achievements of individuals, teams, and businesses across the Credit Control profession.

Stonegate​ was nominated for three awards in total at the event last week, B2B Team of The Year, Best Employer of The Year, and the awards new category for this year, Resilience and Continuity.

Loyalty and commitment 

The award for Best Employer of The Year comes after Stonegate became the entire issued share capital holder of Hippo Inns​​, following its acquisition of the remaining 25% of the company for an undisclosed sum in January.

Stonegate’s acquisition of Ei Group on 3 ​March 2020 for £1.27bn, teamed with the Hippo Inns procurement, saw it become the largest pub company in the UK, with a portfolio comprised of 1,270 sites and 13,500 employees within its managed division as well as 3,200 leased and tenanted businesses

Ross added: “Stonegate is a company built on its people and we fully intend to continue to show the same loyalty and commitment to our teams, as they show to our business.”

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