Scotland, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 19, 2009 -- Leading UK insurance intermediary Kwik Fit Insurance has been named the best insurance company to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for list.
In the Sunday Timesâ annual employee survey, the most comprehensive survey of workplace opinion, the Lanarkshire-based company was also listed overall as the 17th best UK employer, following research among 997 British businesses.
This new placing represents a jump of 49 places from last year, when Kwik Fit Insurance was ranked in 66th place.
Brendan Devine, managing director of Kwik Fit Insurance, said: "This is great news for the company and even better news for our employees. âWe put a lot of effort into making this a great place to work and weâre very proud that the Sunday Times survey has shown our employees are feeling the benefit of that. Itâs our employees who help us make the business successful, so we know how important it is for us to create a positive working environment."
Kwik Fit Insurance offers opportunities for its employees to progress, with in-house training seen by 73% of employees as being of great personal benefit; a top 20 score for the survey. They also agree that managers help them to fulfill their potential (75% and the 10th best score nationally).
Employees are also happy with their work and home life balance (71%) and agree that their jobs donât interfere with their responsibilities at home (75%, a score bettered by just seven other companies). Flexible working options include compressed and reduced hours, flexitime as well as staggered hours. Maternity leave is 12 weeks at full pay and the firm has its own on-site nursery.
Kwik Fit Insurance has an active charity committee, which this year named Kidney Research UK as the companyâs charity of the year, and 74% of staff, a top five score, say the company puts a lot back into the local community.
The firmâs full-time environmental manager, Colin Kerr, has implemented a number of initiatives including recycling and print management programmes that have significantly reduced waste and paper usage. Some 77% of staff say the company does a lot to protect the environment.
In addition, the firmâs employees say there is a strong sense of family at work (77%), that colleagues go out of their way to help each other (82%, the 10th best score), and that teams are fun to work with (86%, a score bettered by just six other companies).
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Note To Editors Kwik Fit Insurance Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading motor insurance distributors, as well as a major presence in many other insurance markets such as home insurance.
The companyâs award-winning call centre at Uddingston, Lanarkshire, now employs almost 1000 people, handling 10 million calls every year.
Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Insurance Services has grown and developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres.
Kwik Fit Insurance Services is part of the Kwik Fit Group owned by private equity firm PAI Partners.
The philosophy of the business is to provide the best possible service to customers.