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Horizon Platforms Awarded Outstanding Levels of Workplace Engagement

Image showing Horizon Platforms as a top 100 mid-sized company to work for

Powered access platform specialist, Horizon Platforms has been accredited as a 2-star Company by Best Companies, formerly comprising the Sunday Times List. Officially confirming the company as an outstanding place to work and placing Horizon in the top 100 mid-sized companies to work for in the UK.

Through employee feedback and independent survey results analysis by Best Companies, achieving any level of accreditation is seen as a true measure of a company’s investment in its people. With results demonstrating a constant commitment to creating a happy working environment where people can thrive and feel supported

The Numbers Speak for Themselves!

Horizon Platforms achieved a BCI (Best Companies Index) score of over 696.5 representing ‘Outstanding levels of Workplace Engagement’. With 81% of employees providing positive feedback in areas such as leadership, personal growth opportunities, and wellbeing.

  • 89% of respondents agreed the organisation is run on strong values and principles which the leadership team constantly promote and adhere to.
  • Nearly two thirds of the workforce agreed they have a happy work-life balance despite the challenges of living through the backend of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 93% were proud of Horizon Platforms ongoing support of charities: last year Horizon supported Dementia UK, with Andy’s Man Club being the chosen charity for 2023.

Having achieved 2-stars for the first time, Horizon Platforms is now ranked 94 in the UK Best Mid-Sized Companies category, 50 in Yorkshire and Humber and 13 for Business Services sector.

Speaking about this achievement, Horizon’s Director of People and Internal Communication, Lucy Normanton said:

“We were over the moon to learn of our 2-star accreditation. Horizon is a truly fantastic place to work, and it’s great to have this confirmed by such a prestigious engagement specialist.  It’s encouraging to know our ongoing commitment towards keeping our co-owners happy is having an impact!”

It’s A Family Affair!

Since forming in 2008, Horizon Platforms has always been committed to creating a great working environment. With the company cementing this commitment by transitioning to being an employee-owned company in 2021. Meaning the 75-plus workforce take a share of the company’s profits. A celebration of this unique business structure within the powered access industry takes place annually on Employee Ownership Day.

The structure has accelerated employee engagement and commitment with every team member feeling genuinely involved in the day-to-day running of the business. Not only regarding department-specific input but also health and wellbeing through initiatives including walking meetings, regular fresh fruit deliveries, cycle-to-work scheme, hydration awareness and hybrid working.

Interested in working with Horizon?

If you like what you see here and would like to know more about working for a 2 Star organisation, simply click the link for further information about careers with Horizon Platforms.