Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Trust together were named as one of the best companies to work for in Britain at The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards event in London last Thursday.
The organisation came in at number 67 and retained its position as the only private bank and trust company on the listing, which results from Britain’s largest ever survey into workplace engagement. This year, 402,903 employees across all industry sectors were surveyed and 259,935 responded.
Stuart Cummins, chief executive of Nedbank Private Wealth International, said: “We are very proud to once again receive such a strong endorsement from our own employees. Having joined the company in March 2018, it is particularly pleasing to see such a positive result as we implement an innovative growth strategy and aim to build on our established reputation as a high net worth boutique private bank and wealth manager.
“We exist to protect our clients, advise them with integrity and make their lives easier, and we appreciate that a fully engaged workforce is crucial to achieving this. We have an amazing team and continue to make significant investments in recruiting and developing the best people. We have been rewarded with an exceptional level of staff loyalty. More than 65 per cent of our staff have been with us for over five years and 36 per cent for over 10 years. From a client perspective, this translates into exceptional continuity and quality of service.”
Daniel Bisson, managing director of Nedgroup Trust, said: “I am delighted to see our company honoured once again on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For listing. It is a testament to the teamwork and commitment of all the people in our business and their shared sense of purpose.”
Nedbank Private Wealth has had an impressive track record over the years, having appeared on The Sunday Times listings for 14 out of the past 15 years. In 2014 the company received a special award for the exceptional achievement of appearing on the list for 10 consecutive years. It was one of only three companies across the UK to attain this and the only financial services company to have ever achieved such an unbroken run of awards.
The Sunday Times listings are compiled by Best Companies Limited and celebrate the very best workplaces in Britain every year. Employees within each organisation are surveyed and businesses are judged based on feedback directly from their staff. The survey explores staff perceptions of eight key aspects of the business: wellbeing; personal growth; fair deal; company leadership; employees’ feelings towards their managers, team and company; and what the company gives back to society.