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Posted 25 February 2015

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Top title for being a best company

We are celebrating after being ranked 23rd in the Top 100 not-for-profit companies to work for in the UK.

This is the fifth year that we have been put forward for the award.

For the third year in a row we have made it into the Top 100 list. Last year the company was ranked 39th in the not-for-profit sector.

National newspaper The Sunday Times made the announcement at a special ceremony in London on Wednesday 24 February.

Each year we have consistently improved our ranking within the poll and have also remained a ‘Two Star’ organisation this year, which is considered outstanding.

The annual awards scheme is run by Best Companies Ltd, in conjunction with The Sunday Times and asks staff to give feedback across a number of factors in their company.

The 300 employees of Ongo were asked to provide feedback focusing in particular on eight factors:

  • Leadership
  • My Company
  • Personal Growth
  • My Manager
  • My Team
  • Giving Something Back
  • Fair Deal
  • Wellbeing

The survey results were then used by The Sunday Times to discover the Top 100 companies to work for in the UK.

Chief Executive Andy Orrey said: “Every time we enter the Best Companies process we have consistently improved which is brilliant because engaged staff are essential to providing outstanding customer service. Our ranking reflects our passion for creating a positive environment to work in. We invest a lot of time in making sure we have a happy productive work force which in turn reflects on our customer satisfaction.  

“Best Companies really does dig deep and look at all aspects of what it’s like to work for an organisation so I’m confident that we have been given a true and accurate picture of what our staff really think of Ongo and that they understand what we are about.

 “At Ongo we believe that people come first and we always strive to do our best for our staff, tenants and the communities we work in. Even though we have received a lot of positive feedback from staff, we know are always looking for new ways to improve our staff engagement as well as customer relations.”

The company worked closely with local charity Lindsey Lodge Hospice, with £2 being donated to the Hospice for each survey that was completed, helping to raise more than £400.

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