UKRD Gains 2011 Three Star 'Extraordinary' Best Company Accreditation for Second Year in a Row

UKRD Gains 2011 Three Star 'Extraordinary' Best Company Accreditation for Second Year in a Row

8:50pm 1st February 2011

For the second year running, private radio operator UKRD Group has been accredited by the Best Companies organisation with a three star “Extraordinary” status for 2011 in an announcement made this week.

The company, which improved its rating from a two star accreditation in 2009 to three stars in 2010, was notified of its success this week at an event in Milton Keynes at which Chief Technology Officer, James Wenger, and Assistant Company Secretary, Sian Woods, collected the award on behalf of the group.

It is the first assessment of the company’s performance since the acquisition of The Local Radio Company in mid 2009 and the accreditation is based upon the views of the newly enlarged complement of staff, now standing at over 250 and spread across 15 radio stations. The assessment preceded the groups recent acquisition of 107 The Bee, which now brings its total portfolio to 16.

Independent inspection identifies the top companies to work for in what is the largest survey of its type in the world. Renowned for its rigorous selection, companies are rated on their abilities to inspire and engage staff, encourage development and make a difference to the area in which they operate.

“Star Status” is determined by the Best Companies Index score and the three star level is the highest which can be achieved. This years accolade is made all the more special as it is the first full year in which the newly enlarged group has included each of the new members of staff integrated into its operation following the acquisition of The Local Radio Company after a contested takeover in 2009.

Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers, was delighted with the announcement. “This is a tremendous result for all those people in our company who are totally engaged in the activities of the organisation every day and who work within a culture that seeks to maximise their involvement and influence,” he said.

“It is particularly impressive bearing in mind that this is the first full year the newly enlarged group has included the views of all those people who have joined the UKRD operation since the acquisition of The Local Radio Company and it clearly shows that they have taken to their new environment fantastically well. I am hugely proud of all the managers and teams in our organisation and this achievement is theirs.”

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