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It’s official, one of the best places to work in the UK is right here in Shoreham-by-Sea!

100 best companies to work for

The results are in! Focus Group has been named one of ‘THE UK’S BEST 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR 2021’ and awarded a ‘3* WORLD CLASS’ accreditation by Best Companies - the highest level awarded by the renowned employee engagement specialists.

Best Companies, established in 2001, delivers powerful insights into employee engagement levels at hundreds of companies across the UK and its annual employee-based research identifies key strengths and areas of a business that could be improved or evolved. Focus Group has consistently invested time, resources and energy into developing an outstanding workplace culture the whole team is rightly proud of and - as a result - can now celebrate its successes at this year’s Best Companies awards.

The good news doesn’t stop there! At the Best Companies Live event, held virtually on 21 May, Focus Group scooped an impressive 6th place in the Telecoms sector and reached the top 30 out of 100 best companies to work for in the southeast.

Joint MD at Focus Group, Chris Goodman, commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled. This means a huge amount to me – it’s one thing to be the founder of a successful business, but something quite special to do that with a team who love their roles and feel an integral part of the company they work for. Our stardust as a business is our entrepreneurial, ambitious and supportive culture…as we’ve grown, we’ve had to work hard to maintain that, while also protecting the family feel.

Making the 100 Best Large Companies list is recognition of the work we’ve done over the past 18 months to drive up our engagement levels. COVID 19 naturally presented its challenges, but the strength of our teams shone through and I am immensely proud of how everyone pulled together.”

Focus Group is now one of the largest employees in Sussex and - despite the global pandemic - the business grew its team by an impressive 20% in 2020. Over 70 new recruits joined the team virtually, all of whom are now looking forward to meeting the wider team when the state-of-the-art offices with its coastal views and South Downs backdrop re-open on 21 June.

Published 24th May 2021