Advance gets best workplace accolade

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Learning disability and mental health specialist Advance has been named one of the best places to work in the UK in the Financial Times¹ 2004 Best Workplaces Special Report. Advance ranked twenty-first in the list, despite nominations being undertaken while the organisation was undergoing a major re-structure. Advance was listed ahead of several UK key corporate players such as Marks & Spencer, Virgin Mobiles and Bacardi Martini Ltd. “We are delighted to feature on the list and to receive such a high ranking, especially during a time of re-structure,” said chief executive Stuart Rigg. “We recognise that Advance is only as good as the people who deliver its services. Our aim is always to be an employer of choice and help our people grow.” The only specialist housing association on the list, Advance employs 450 staff in about 350 locations. “To manage and maintain a culture and positive work-ethos across so many different locations is a real challenge and I am thrilled we have managed to achieve this,” said Mr

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