Top Employers UK 2018

The Top Employers Institute selects its top employers through a six-step certification process. This involves in-depth research into the company’s HR process and an external audit of the research findings before awarding the companies final certification. Here are the employers that made its final cut:

Health technology company employing 94,000 staff to help people live the best life possible, through the power of health.

Global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies.

A major producer of specialty chemicals. Creating everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

Alphabet (GB) Limited
Europe’s leading provider of Business Mobility services and the third largest fleet management company in the UK.

Amadeus IT Services UK Ltd
Travel industry technology company that literally moves people.

One of the UK’s leading retailers.

Avanade UK LTD
The leading provider of innovative digital and cloud business solutions, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Bentley Motors
The most sought after luxury car brand in the world.

BlackBerry UK Ltd
A global leader in mobile communications, offering security in smartphones and enterprise software solutions.

British American Tobacco UK
The world’s second largest quoted tobacco group, selling brands including Rothmans, Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall.

BSH Home Appliances 
Owners of Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff. Household names spanning the entire spectrum of household appliances.

Bureau Veritas UK
Applying experience, knowhow and professional expertise in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) to improve customers business productivity.

Canon Europe Limited
The world’s best imaging company.

Insurance software house, powering insurance transactions for brands such as Tesco Bank, Go Compare, Moneysupermarket and Asda.

One of the world’s largest providers of high-quality IT business consulting, systems integration and managed services.

Supply chain solutions serving more than 3,500 customers in the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors. Globally, CHEP has operations in more than 60 countries.

Specialising in respiratory medicine, Chiesi focuses on driving success by meeting the needs of health professionals and helping them to improve outcomes for patients.

Cognizant Worldwide Limited
Global IT consulting services, combining a passion for client satisfaction and technology, which embodies the future of work.

Hand-crafted design and customer satisfaction, from the UK’s most successful upholstered furniture company.

DHL International (UK) Limited
One of the largest international providers of courier and express distribution services, moving over 400 million packages each year.

DHL Supply Chain
The UK’s largest logistics provider.

Dimension Data
Digital infrastructure, cybersecurity and hybrid cloud-workspaces for our tomorrows.

East Midlands Trains Limited
Long-distance train operator, delivering almost 500 services a day between London, Yorkshire and the East of England.

Electrolux UK
A global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.

Eni International Resources Ltd
A wholly owned subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni, providing HR, career support and professional development to Eni staff worldwide.

ERIKS UK & Ireland 
Engineering and technical support services which transform industrial ‘equipment’ into life-time, cost-saving business solutions. ‘More than the sum of the parts’.

Experian Limited, UK & Ireland
The world’s leading global financial information services company.

Fidessa PLC
Providing exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community.

Foster + Partners
One of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world.

GroupM UK Limited
The global media investment management company for WPP’s media agencies including Mindshare and MediaCom and the programmatic audience company, Xaxis. Responsible for more than US $108B in annual media investment.

Probably the most well-known and respected retail store in the world. Harrods built its unique reputation through core brand values of British, Luxury, Innovation, Sensation and Service.

HCL Technologies
A $6.4bn global technology and IT enterprise, turning technology into distinctive competitive-advantage for customers.

Heineken UK
The world’s most internationally recognised beer. Portfolio brands include, Fosters, Strongbow, Amstel, Bulmers and Kronenbourg 1664.

Homes for Haringey
Homes for Haringey is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), set up in April 2006 to manage Haringey’s council housing portfolio of 16,000 tenanted and 4,500 leasehold properties.

Global leader in online trading that empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in the financial markets through an award-winning trading platform.

IHG® Corporate
A global hotel company with a purpose to create Great Hotels Guests Love®.

Imperial Tobacco
A market-leading UK tobacco manufacturer, headquartered in Bristol. Brand portfolio includes Lambert & Butler, JPS, Player’s and Golden Virginia plus the e-vapour brand blu.

Operates at the heart of the Knowledge & Information Economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses.

Technology services and consulting services for digital transformation. Employs over 198,000 innovators across the globe.

ING Bank 
A global financial institution with a strong European base, offering retail and wholesale banking services in over 40 countries.

JD Wetherspoon
JD Wetherspoon owns and operates 888 pubs and 55 hotels throughout the UK, employing more than 37,000 full and part time staff.

JT International Business Services
Provides business support services around the world for leading global tobacco company JTI.

Part of Japan Tobacco Group and commitment to quality. HQ in Geneva, JTI has operations in more than 120 countries, with over 27,000 employees.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd
Award winning print-solutions and IT supplier to the public, commercial and corporate business sectors.

One of the UK’s largest motor retailers, offering a wide range of quality and prestige new and used cars, and tailored aftersales services.

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000.

A pioneering and vibrant science and technology company, in the pharmaceutical sector.

Molson Coors Brewing Co (UK) Ltd
20 per cent beer-market share in the UK, operating a brand portfolio including Carling, the UK’s best-selling lager for three decades, Coors Light, Worthington’s, Caffrey’s, Cobra, Doom Bar and a range of speciality beers.

Biopharmaceutical company operating in 140 countries, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for the world’s most challenging diseases.

Nice-Pak International
The European leader in the manufacture of wet wipes. With production facilities in the UK and Germany producing over 650m packs per year.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues and discover breakthrough treatments. Novartis products reach more than one billion people per year.

A leading manufacturer of medical and industrial equipment.

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe-UK
A leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology for medical systems, digital cameras and scientific solutions.

Orange Business Services
A leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations.

OVO Energy Ltd
A group of innovative energy companies, merging technological advances and consumer offerings to create abundant clean energy for everyone.

PepsiCo UK & Ireland
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Pfizer Limited
A biopharmaceutical company applying science and global company resources to improve health and well-being through the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines.

Philip Morris International
Owner of six of the world’s top 15 tobacco brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide – Marlboro.

Phoenix Group
Listed in the FTSE 250. The UK’s largest closed life fund consolidator, managing £76bn of assets and finances for five million policyholders.

Multi-platform retail and media brand with over 1 million active customers in the UK.

Rider Levett Bucknall UK Limited
With a heritage spanning two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall provides global quantity surveying, cost management and construction project advisory services.

RM plc
IT for the Education sector. RM has a 40 year history of imagineering software which helps teachers teach and learners learn.

Roche Diagnostics Ltd and Roche Diabetes Care Ltd
A global diagnostics pioneer, advancing science to improve lives, leading the world in tissue-based cancer diagnostics and in-vitro diagnostics, and is a frontrunner in diabetes management.

Roche Products Limited
The world’s largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS.

Sacker & Partners LLP
The UK’s leading law firm for workplace pension schemes, advising trustees, employers, and providers.

Saffery Champness
The 12th largest accountancy firm in the UK specialising in advising owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs, families and trusts, charities, not-for-profit organisations and landed estates.

Designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today’s critical challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.

Sandoz Limited UK
Discovering new ways to improve and extend lives. Part of the Novartis Group and a leader in generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals.

A global life sciences and pharmaceutical company, committed to improving access to healthcare.

Santander UK
Part of the global Santander group: offering a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services.

A market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better.

Innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software, to helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster.

Starbucks Coffee Company UK
The premier, ethical roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.

Tata Consultancy Services
Consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPO, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services.

TechnipFMC UK
A global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects, with a vision to enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry

Thomson Reuters
Providing professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers.

Travis Perkins plc
Experts in building and home-improvement, with a group portfolio including the building industry’s most popular brands, Wickes and Tool Station.

Valeo UK
A global, automotive industry supplier focused on design, innovation and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Vauxhall Motors
Working together to bring innovative vehicles to you. The only car manufacturer to have consistently produced cars in the UK for over one hundred years.

Virgin Trains East Coast
Fast, frequent passenger train services between London Kings Cross and Scotland, carrying 19 million passengers a year.

Virtusa UK
Providing IT services to accelerate business outcomes for Global 2000 businesses in banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecoms and media.

Security solutions business, driving value by applying innovative solutions focused on excellent customer service.

Weightmans LLP
A Top 45 UK law firm with eleven offices, a turnover of £88.6 million and over 1,400 employees.

Whirlpool Corporation
The leading major home appliance company, with $21bn sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centres worldwide.

The UK’s largest hospitality company, with a brand portfolio including the UK’s favourite hotel chain and coffee shop – Premier Inn and Costa.