Is this Britain’s happiest business? Fast expanding UK firm wins prestigious Sunday Times award

Is this Britain’s happiest business? Fast expanding UK firm wins prestigious Sunday Times award

UK based business Coreus has been featured in The Sunday Times Best Place to Work 2024 for small organisations.

The amazing award recognised their excellent workplace environment in their offices in Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham.

The latest award showed yet again what a superb work environment they have created.

Coreus is an award-winning, dynamic, South West based company with real energy and drive, It also has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

A spokesperson said: “We are proud to be recognised for fostering a top work environment where employees thrive, develop, and genuinely enjoy coming to work!

“We are passionate about creating a place where our people can thrive – both personally and professionally. 

“We have fostered an environment where if our people are given the tools to be exceptional, meaning the results they produce for our clients are also exceptional - this is reflected in our outstanding customer satisfaction results with a 92% CSAT score.”

Established in May 2019, Coreus has grown significantly, with turnover up by 42% in just the last 12 months. 

Such growth has created employment opportunities across multiple regions, with the team expanding by 54%.

They have a comprehensive Learning and Development strategy, which includes a future leader’s programme, mentoring, and further education support.

In addition, they offer work experience places and have an established apprenticeship scheme, with apprentices making up over 10% of their employees.

Their team is represented across a diverse range of industry committees, including Women in Property, Gen4Change and RICS SW Regional Board.   We are also members of Bristol Property Inclusion Charter, Green Construction Advisory Panel and Building Greater Exeter.

Their company culture, along with an industry-leading benefits package, has led them to win the Employer at both Exeter and Bristol Property Awards.

Initiatives include:

• Unlimited holiday: Their flexible leave policy helps the team manage work alongside personal commitments.

• Flexible working: Their flexible environment means employees can choose a pattern that suits them.

• Birthdays off: If an employee’s birthday falls on a weekday, they will automatically have it off.

• Child’s first day at school off: They want to make sure their team never misses those special life moments, to support this every employee gets a day off when their child starts school.

• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay: They recognise how important it is to spend time together as a family when a new baby arrives. So, they offer 26 weeks maternity leave at full pay, a further 26 weeks statutory, and 4 weeks paternity leave. Every family also receives a hamper of goodies.

Coreus also understand that a huge part of having a positive experience at work is about feeling valued, and have introduced initiatives to support this:

• Peer to Peer rewards: 

• Random Acts of Kindness: We like to surprise and thank our team with random acts of kindness, like a meal out or a voucher for their favourite store.

They are committed to developing their people through their apprenticeship and graduate schemes as well as holding continuous professional development sessions and one-to-one mentoring.

Several team members are studying for degrees, masters, and discipline specific qualifications.

They place huge importance on our team’s wellbeing, recognising that this creates a positive, sustainable mindset and builds team spirit.  

Their comprehensive wellbeing programme ranges from a cycle scheme and free gym access to an extensive Health and Life care package providing Digital GP Service, Online Health Check, Mental Health Support, Counselling, Life Cover and Income Protection.

Every year the team votes for a charity to support and hold several events to fundraise. 

They also have a Charity ‘Match Fund’ initiative where if a team member makes a charitable donation, they will help amplify the impact by match funding up to £50.

They are a brilliant team of superb talents and the winners of their latest award.

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