Small and medium sized business funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has been awarded a place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies for the fifth time, climbing 19 places to take 31st position.
Advancing more than £26 billion in funding to SMEs since 2010, BFS is the country’s largest independent invoice finance provider employing over 700 people in 19 UK offices.
Commenting on the award, Global Chief Executive for BFS, David Postings, said:
“Being a great place to work is one of our key strategic pillars, alongside setting the standard for service and value, and growing profitably.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to build on our 2015 ranking and to reach the top 40 is a significant achievement for us.
“This award is genuinely testament to the hard work and commitment of our teams throughout the country and it reflects our focus on both customer service, and employee development and well-being.”
The Sunday Times list is compiled by Best Companies and businesses are ranked on areas such as leadership, charitable giving, employee well-being and personal development.
BFS’ Global HR Director, Wendy Taylor added: “Attracting and retaining leading talent is key to providing excellent service to our customers. As a business we have heavily invested in employee wellbeing and workplace benefits over the past 12 months, and we’re thrilled to have been awarded a place in this prestigious list for the fifth time in recent years.”
The award ceremony was held at London’s Battersea Evolution on 25 February.
Formed in 1982, BFS is part of the Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year-old family owned business. Today, BFS supports more than 7,000 UK businesses in over 300 industry sectors.
David concluded: “There are some fantastic businesses included in the Sunday Times Best Companies list, so we’re in great company. One of our core values is working as a family and I’d like to thank our teams right across the country for contributing to our continued success.”