Chester-based ecological consultancy awarded The Sunday Times Best Places to work

by | May 29, 2024 | Latest, News

Arbtech, an ecological consultancy based in Chester has been named among the Best Medium-sized Organisations in the UK to work by The Sunday Times.

The annual survey, powered by WorkL, analyses 70,000 organisations across the UK using six factors of reward and recognition, instilling pride, information sharing, empowerment, wellbeing and job satisfaction as qualifying criteria.

Arbtech founder and CEO, Robert Oates, comments on the accolade, saying: “At this company, employees come first. Every time. Ask the directors of the firm you work at currently, what’s at the heart of their business’ strategy and success, and they start talking about client relationships. What they should be talking about is employee relationships.”

The ecological consultancy is recognised for its 40 day holiday allowance, subsidised gym membership, as well as a selection of free subscription- Audible and Pret A Manger- to name a couple.

As well as its encouragement for team recognition and reward with its ‘Cheers Mate’ scheme that enables employee-to-employee bonuses from individual wish lists any time someone goes out of their way to help another member of the team.

The team at Arbtech comment on their experience working for the company, saying;

“The flexible workdays are truly flexible, and they allow me to fit work around my life instead of fitting my life around work”, says Shaun Rowe, graduate arboriculturist.

Marketing manager, Andy Wards, adds: “Every employee is fully trusted to do their job without unnecessary micromanaging, but at the same time, help is always on hand for anyone who wants it.”

On average, the team at Arbtech assists more than 8,000 projects every year and has so far supported over 50,000 projects since starting work in 2005.