Aberdeen firm awarded best place to work in small business top ten in Sunday Times Best Places to Work UK 2024

13/05/2024
Sheryl Newman (Appetite for Business)

THE team at Appetite for Business is celebrating after being named in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 list alongside household names such as David Lloyds Clubs, Octopus Energy and EasyJet Holidays.

Appetite is the only Scottish Business named as a winner in the small business top ten category and only one of two in Scotland across the category top ten winners list.

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The UK wide workplace survey honours and celebrates Britain’s top employers while recognising workplaces that excel in fostering inclusivity and wellbeing for diverse groups such as women, the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers.

The survey’s 26 questions included topics ranging from empowerment, reward and recognition, job satisfaction and information sharing to wellbeing and instilling pride.

Appetite scores ranked at almost 100% at every level. The overall engagement score for all categories was deemed as ‘excellent’ at 99% and an incredible 25% higher compared to others in the technology industry.

Appetite for Business is an independently owned Microsoft 365 consultancy based in Aberdeen helping organisations to understand how to use Microsoft technology to grow and transform their business.

The firm was founded in 2016 and is led by CEO Sheryl Newman.

The values and culture led company has long been forging the way in modern working practices with a Scotland IS award in 2022 for best digital workplace, a Sunday Time award in 2023 For Best Workplace for Women and BCorp Certification in October 2023.

Sheryl Newman, CEO at Appetite for Business said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be officially recognised for the second year as one of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work. It really says so much about how far we have come as business.

“As a company with an ethical code of practice, our aim was to create a culture which treats our customers and each other with real care, support, and respect. By looking after our people, we can create the very best outcomes for our customers and this award is testament to that but more importantly for me I am proud of the hard work all of the team have put in to get us here.

“We will continue to look to get better, recruit and retain talent and help our people build a career here.”

Chris Longcroft, EVP Publisher, The Times, and The Sunday Times, said: “The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards recognise companies that are innovating to create an engaged and fulfilling working environment for all and in so doing they are creating the best possible platform for business success.

“To be named on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list is a true recognition of excellence and I congratulate those organisations who made the grade this year.”

Zoe Thomas, Editor of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work, said: “The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 span all industry sectors and are located throughout the UK. Uniting them is the commitment to make their organisation a better place to work for everyone, and there is no limit to the creative lengths they go to engage employees.

“Why have a job just anywhere when you could be carving out a career at a Sunday Times Best Place to Work?”


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