Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, this year celebrated 10 years as a “Best Company”.
During that time the firm has progressed from ‘one-to-watch’ to this year achieving top three-star accreditation and securing a place on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For List for the second consecutive year.
AAB first featured on The Sunday Times listing in 2016 being listed at number 52 – 2017 saw an improved listing at number 35.
Both of these achievements were assessed from AAB employees’ responses to questions within the Best Companies engagement survey, which examines the ins-and-outs of company life and reveals how employees really perceive their work environment.
2016 was a particularly busy year for AAB and included relocation of the firm’s offices to a new purpose-built complex at Prime Four Business Park. Enhanced opportunities for team work and internal collaboration and the launch of several new diverse services have given staff the opportunity to increase their knowledge and experience in specialist areas.
AAB also launched the Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative (AABi) in 2016 which encompasses staff involvement and investment in their local communities. AABi focuses on the five key areas of:- education, health and wellbeing, community and volunteering, fund-raising and the environment. Since the launch staff have invested a day of volunteer leave with charities of their choosing and have engaged in numerous fund-raising activities.
Graeme Allan, Managing Partner at AAB said “This is an outstanding achievement for our firm and we are delighted to have achieved the highest accreditation from Best Companies and be listed on The Sunday Times list for the second consecutive year. These accolades reflect how staff feel about life at AAB and so it is rewarding to know that our staff are genuinely happy, engaged and feel valued.”
Karen Stewart, Chief Human Resources Officer added “We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to involve our staff whilst also ensuring that they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Life at AAB is much more than what goes on in the office day-to-day and we are really proud of the fact that our staff are committed to the values of our firm and are proud to work for AAB.”
Commenting on both awards, Jonathan Austin, CEO and Founder of Best Companies said “I’m delighted to let you know that Anderson Anderson & Brown is one of the UK’s best companies to work for, for the second time, but that’s not all – you’ve also achieved The Best Companies three-star accreditation status which represents extraordinary levels of engagement. Congratulations on the improvement from last year – it’s a great success story which shows your organisation is truly valued by staff.”