UKRD “3 Star Best Company” Status for 2013

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12:01pm 2nd January 2013

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.

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