Bridge Leisure team accepting Best Employer award

Bridge Leisure named one of the UK’s best employers for second year

Bridge Leisure Parks has been named one of the UK’s best employers for the second year running.

The group, which owns and operates eight holiday parks employing more than 400 people across the UK, was again voted into the Sunday Times’ annual survey of the 100 best companies to work for.

Andrew Howe, chief executive of Bridge Leisure said: “As a holiday company, amazing our customers is our number one priority. That we do this so successfully is down to the hard work of our teams, so we are completely focused on keeping them happy, motivated and challenged.

“We made the list for the first time in 2017 and have worked incredibly hard to stay there by offering superb training and development opportunities that have seen team members progress through the company and into new roles.

“We have acquired three new holiday parks over the past 12 months, which has seen our employee count increase significantly. Being able to bring on board so many new people, and continue to achieve such positive feedback from our employees, is a clear sign that our team culture is a success. That we have now climbed to 78th position and remain the only holiday park operator in the top 100 is a matter of great pride for everyone in our business.”

IN THE PICTURE: The Bridge Leisure Parks management team receiving their Best Employer award, from left to right: Simon Williams, commercial director; Nick Rodrigues, deputy editor, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies; Andrew Howe, chief executive; Richard Hunt, chairman.

To produce the survey, The Sunday Times interviews more than 270,000 employees to rate their company’s leadership skills, their wellbeing and opportunities for personal growth, and how they feel about their own manager and colleagues. This employee feedback determines which companies achieve the award and where they stand in the prestigious list.

This is the 18th time The Sunday Times had published the list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, using extensive data gathering and analysis across all business sectors.