THE Ilkley-based online training provider, High Speed Training, has been recognised for its commitment to workplace excellence, after securing a place as the 19th best company to work in the UK by the leading industry body, Best Companies.

The training provider, which offers courses in food hygiene, mental health training, safeguarding and health and safety amongst many others, has been awarded the accolade for its approach to workplace engagement, representing ‘world class’ levels of engagement as voted for by the employees.

As well as securing its place as the 19th best small company to work for in the UK, High Speed Training has also been recognised as the18th best company to work for in Yorkshire and the Humber, and the 6th best company to work for in the education and training sector.

The achievements come after High Speed Training implemented a number of new initiatives to support its staff during the pandemic, such as company-wide wellbeing schemes, ongoing virtual support and virtual socials to support mental and physical health.

The company also introduced regular recognition initiatives through online softwares Betterworks and Perkbox. Staff members, as well as senior leadership, are encouraged to publicly recognise colleagues for their hard work and use quarterly allocated budgets for teams or individuals to claim “perks” of their choice.

Dan Jordan, CEO of High Speed Training, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be placed in the top 20 places to work in the UK and also in Yorkshire, as well as the 6th best place to work in the education and training sector. We are committed to putting people first and one of our core values is that we are all building a company ‘together.’ This achievement is testament to the quality of our staff and culture which is built firmly around teamwork.

“The truth is, no company can become an exceptional place to work without that desire coming from the team that works there. A great place to work is about working with people who care and feeling like you are empowered to do a great job. 

“As we continue to work from home, this has been more true than ever. Witnessing the adaptability and camaraderie High Speed Training employees have shown over the last 12 months has been a privilege and I just want to thank them for the growing community we have all built together.” 

Best Companies has 20 years’ experience in helping organisations measure employee engagement.