Best Professional Firm to Work For

For a firm that can demonstrate that its employees believe it to be a great workplace. Selection: Highest ranked firms by size in the MPF Best UK Professional Firm to Work.


From left: Brian McConnell of Hydrock, David Conder of KPMG and Matt Rogan of Lane4

From left: Brian McConnell of Hydrock, David Conder of KPMG and Matt Rogan of Lane4


KPMG - Winner 2008 - Large firm

KPMG are an organisation who understands that in order to attract, motivate and retain the very best talent they need to create an environment that is challenging, creates opportunity, fosters teamwork and is great fun.

KPMG - Winner 2008 - Large firm

They have introduced a number of innovative ways of engaging with employees such as a ‘Newsroom’ on their intranet and ‘Get Connected’ cascade presentations; their ‘I-Factor’ awards scheme has enabled people to contribute to the success of the organisation and the ‘Leadership for Excellence’ programme has given KPMG Partners an opportunity to develop themselves through an individually tailored programme.

Finally, KPMG continue to support more and more employees to put their skills, talents and energy to work for the wider world and make a real difference to their communities.



Making Hydrock the best company to work for in their industry is one of the objectives stated in their business plan and they are pulling no punches in trying to get there!

All employees have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the company’s activities, from goal setting to socialising. Everyone in the company knows what is expected of them, what is going on, how they contribute and how much their contribution is appreciated.

Hydrock offers employees opportunities to try new experiences, support to develop themselves professionally and personally, great family friendly working conditions, a sense of involvement and the opportunity to make a difference!


Lane4 Group

From Olympic performers to rugby coaches, classical pianists to parents, Lane4 Group are a unique group of people. Creating high performance environments is at the core of what they do and Lane4 practice what they preach.

Managing Director, Adrian Moorhouse, delivers a monthly ‘state of the nation’ to all employees where he reflects on how the business is performing and encourages people to share news and views in an open forum. Employees are provided with the opportunity to share learning, knowledge and experiences with each other at monthly ‘Magic Monday’ sessions and quarterly ‘Company Days’.

From the annual trip to the corporate Games to an impromptu drink in the pub to celebrate a birthday, employees at Lane4 enjoy spending time together and feel part of a close-knit community.


Best Companies

Best Companies, the name behind The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists, are workplace engagement specialists. We are an organisation dedicated to “helping make the world a better workplace.”

We have extensive experience in running robust employee surveys, and interpreting the implications for creating a great workplace. Since 2001 we have received responses from nearly 750,000 employees from over 3,000 organisations. Needless to say, we have a wealth of real life examples of good practice that demonstrate how you can give your business a better chance in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


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NCC Group
Hyder Consulting