UKRD “3 Star Best Company” Status for 2013

UKRD News Logo

12:01pm 2nd January 2013
(Updated 6:58pm 2nd March 2015)


Commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, has been told by the Best Companies organisation that it has retained its prestigious 3 Star “Best Company to Work For” accreditation for 2013, for the fourth year in a row.

 

The group, which operates 16 local commercial stations across the country, including recent SONY Nations and Regions Award winners, Stray FM, KLFM and Spire FM, first gained the accreditation in 2010 and since then has maintained its position as one of the most highly recognised companies in the radio sector to work for in both this process as well as the “Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” which, for the last two years, has seen it take the number one position.

Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers, said he was “delighted and very proud” that the company was sustaining this level of recognition. “We work incredibly hard at delivering a values based culture in our organisation and this recognition helps confirm that we continue to be on the right track. As the only commercial radio operator recognised in this way, it’s a great tribute to our managers and teams that it’s been gained for a fourth year in a row.”

UKRD will hear in February whether it has maintained its position within the Sunday Times Top 100 lists but William Rogers has confirmed that there will be no change of direction in terms of management approach and style.

“We are a local radio operator with a distinct philosophy and management style and we are not going to be changing that,” he said. “Maximum local autonomy and maximum team engagement are keys to the successes we are seeing on the ground and the company’s commitment to both of those things will continue.”

“We have seen a remarkable level of performance across the group throughout 2012 and with audiences generally up across the portfolio, turnover now moving up strongly in the majority of stations, dividends to our shareholders up and our teams producing tremendous successes in terms of community activity levels and awareness, why would we want to ditch the genuinely local radio model for something that seems to be faltering elsewhere,” said Rogers.

Share This Story

Most read
UKRD Group Ltd

UKRD launches Encore Radio

UKRD's brand new national radio station dedicated to Musical Theatre launches today.

UKRD Group Ltd

Star Radio North East Saved from Closure

UKRD has today announced that it has reached agreement with the View TV Group to sell them Star Radio North East, thus ensuring that its future is secured.

Newer article

UKRD Appoints Advertising Creative Director

UKRD News: One of the best known and respected creative writers in the business, Mike Bersin, is to join UKRD Group, taking up the post of Advertising Creative Director.

Older article

Sun FM Managing Director to Retire in Early 2013

UKRD News: Sun FM’s Managing Director, Helen Edmondson, has confirmed that she is to retire in the spring of next year after many years at the helm of the UKRD owned station.