Bridge Leisure Named One Of The UK’s Best Employers

Bridge Leisure Parks, which owns and runs holiday parks across the UK, has been named one of the UK’s best employers.

The Milton-Keynes based company claimed 82nd place in The Sunday Times’ annual survey of the 100 best companies to work for.

The Sunday Times asked more than 270,000 employees for their views about their employers and their working environments, helping to create the final rankings for the prestigious list.

Bridge Leisure, which employs more than 370 people at its central office and holiday parks in England and Scotland, was praised by staff who said that they had fun with colleagues (84%), are not bored at work (76%) and they wouldn’t leave tomorrow if they had another job (74%).

In its review, The Sunday Times praised Bridge Leisure for giving all team members 27 days holiday and encouraging flexible working. The company was also congratulated for its rewards and recognition scheme that sees managers hand out lottery-style scratch cards for outstanding work and customer service, with prizes including paid time off and cash rewards.

Andrew Howe, chief executive of Bridge Leisure said: “As a holiday business our number one aim is to ensure guests have a good time when they stay at our holiday parks. Finding innovative ways of keeping our team happy and motivated is key to this.

“We were delighted to make the top 100 at the first time of entering the awards. Our challenge now is to make sure we stay there.”

Team members were asked 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 was the 17th 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.