Schofield Sweeney won the Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by Bradford BID

This award honours the region’s top employers. These companies will have demonstrated strong investment in their employees as well having a reward scheme and other key employee benefits.
The winning company was able to demonstrate that the safety and security of their employees is of the utmost importance and will be paying the living wage.

It’s time for them to be rewarded and be recognised as one of the best places to work in the area.

Law firm Schofield Sweeney has carried off the Employer of the Year award in recognition of its determination to offer a great work/life balance.

Managing Partner Graham Sweeney, who was at the awards event with colleagues, said: “It was a very pleasant surprise. It reflects an awful lot of hard work from an awful lot of people.”

He said it was critical to ensure the firm was a good place to work - with a wellbeing team laying on events, menopause training, financial clinics and cost of living payments.

“There’s been much talk in all of the media over the last year or two in terms of the battle for talent, and how difficult it is to recruit people,” he said.

“So it’s essential that when you do recruit people you look after them because it’s better to keep hold of the good people that you have and build the team from there, than be constantly out there battling for new people to join the team.”