Apex Hotels has been named the country’s 19th best leisure and hospitality employer in the UK by Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the standard for workplace engagement.
The independent, family-owned hotel operator, headed up by CEO Angela Vickers, also achieved a 2* accreditation off the back of the annual survey, which was completed by more than three-quarters of
Headquartered in Edinburgh, and with 10 properties spread throughout the UK, the group scored strongly across Best Companies’ 8 Factors of Engagement scoring framework, including My Team, Fair Deal, Leadership and Wellbeing.
The results highlighted an increase in employee wellbeing – up 6% on last year’s survey – thanks to initiatives such as the company wellness calendar, live executive Q&A sessions and a host of content made available via Apex’s employee app.
The news comes as the hospitality industry re-opens following a year of ongoing closures due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Danielle Ramsay, Head of Resourcing & Engagement for Apex Hotels, said: “We’re over the moon to not only receive a 2* accreditation from Best Companies, but also to be named nineteenth in the list of leisure and hospitality best companies to work for. The wellbeing of our teams is always a huge priority but has been even more of a focus given circumstances of the past year, so we’re delighted to see an improvement in scores on that front.
“It’s been a challenging year for staff across the entire hospitality industry, but as we begin to re-open our hotels, the commitment of our staff across the business is clear to see and we couldn’t be prouder of how dedicated and engaged our workforce is.”
Jonathan Austin, CEO and Founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Apex Hotels on achieving a place as one of the UK’s 20 Best Leisure & Hospitality Companies to Work For 2021. Being named as a Best Company is something that organisations the length and breadth of the nation strive for – but only the very best achieve.”