Fleet Alliance has been named as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work in the Best Workplaces results by the Great Place to Work Institute.
It is the eighth successive year that the fleet management and finance company has been listed in the Best Workplaces results, featuring in the category for medium sized businesses (51-250 employees).
Fleet Alliance has also moved 13 places up the rankings since publication of the 2019 results, following the successful integration and completion of its Neva acquisition.
Martin Brown, managing director at Fleet Alliance, said: “While we are delighted to be recognised by Best Workplaces it is unfortunate to come at such an unprecedented time.
“It seems hardly credible that our offices are largely empty of the fantastic people that make Fleet Alliance such a great place to work.”
The Best Places to Work are judged on the feedback of staff along with details about the programmes and practices at the workplace.
Underpinning the Fleet Alliance working environment is the Fleet Alliance Loves programme. Fleet Alliance says the programme is based on four core values of Fairness, Trust, Engagement and Respect it is designed to create a happy, caring and fun atmosphere, encouraging staff to participate in wider social and environmental activities. These include charity fundraising campaigns and care for the socially disadvantaged.
Employee benefits also include Wellness Wednesdays (stress-down workshops, therapies and treatments, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises), mental wellbeing care and a counselling service to balance work/home life, along with flexitime to make it easier for employees to fit work. Other employee benefits include free health cover and financial support for further educational studies.
Brown said: “While we continue to find new ways to make our workplace environment even better, we have also tried to extend these features to staff who are now working at home or are on furlough during the coronavirus crisis. Now, more than ever, they need our support.”
Scott Ross, people and culture manager at Fleet Alliance, said: “We have been able to adapt very quickly to the new way of working, which is a tribute to the resilience of our excellent team ethic. Like many employers we have also made video conferencing technology work for us to encourage the importance of face to face communication.
“Just as importantly, because we have invested in the infrastructure to support the wellbeing of our people, we have been able to hit the ground running and preserve much of what we offer for staff in relation to employee assistance and mental health awareness, the latter being a key emphasis for the business since lockdown started.”