As part of Howdens’ employee engagement activities, we have entered ‘The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For’ every three years since 2010. This involves a comprehensive survey, sent in confidence by an independent third party, to every Howdens’ employee. The results of these surveys have led to us being in the top 25 Best Big Companies to work for on every occasion since 2010.
At the awards ceremony held on 20 February 2020, Howdens were once again recognised in the top 25 list and were awarded 14th place for the survey results carried out in 2019. As part of the awards ceremony, Howdens also received a two-star Best Companies accreditation, which recognised our outstanding commitment to workforce engagement.
At the 2020 awards, special recognition was given to Howdens in the “Giving Something Back” category for the support we do for our local communities and the environment. In particular, we were commended for the support we give those who serve as on-call firefighters and emergency medical responders from our factory and warehouse sites in Runcorn, Cheshire, Howden, East Yorkshire and Raunds, Northamptonshire. The gallant support that these volunteers have given to local Fire and Rescue services has led to many saved lives.