Specialist management consultancy recognised yet again by Great Place to Work Institute
Baringa Partners has been named third in the top places to work in the UK by The Great Place to Work® Institute, a top three spot for the sixth year in succession. This latest accolade follows three years of winning the top award outright. It was awarded laureate status in 2011.
Baringa Partners, the consultancy, which focuses on the energy, financial services and utilities markets in the UK and continental Europe, took the top spot for the first time in the 2010 Best Workplaces awards, having come second in both 2008 and 2009.
“People are the beating heart of our business, and it matters to us a lot that they see Baringa Partners as a great place to work,” said Mohamed Mansour, Managing Partner of Baringa Partners. “Our people-centric culture has helped us to attract, develop and retain some of the most talented and experienced people in our industry. At the same time we are working with many of the leading companies in our sectors to deliver some of their most complex and challenging projects.”
Over the last year Baringa Partners has grown to almost 300 employees and increased revenues by more than 25 per cent. It has also developed its new Energy Advisory Services Practice, formed following the merger with another leading energy consultancy, Redpoint Energy; and is expanding its Process Transformation team.
Baringa Partners has also reinforced its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) over the last 12 months, with 114 staff (43 per cent of the total workforce) giving 714 hours of their time to voluntary projects.
“Baringa Partners takes CSR very seriously and proactively encourages voluntary work with good causes among our people,” continued Mohamed. “It’s an important part of the balanced a multi-faceted relationship between our organisation and our people that we are trying to foster.
“We are fully committed to maintaining an environment in which everyone can feed into the Baringa of the present and the future. And we take inspiration from the way in which some of the larger international employers, who feature strongly as both Great Place to Work laureates and entrants, have been able to maintain workplaces where people thrive and feel they belong while growing headcount and operating over multiple regions.”
Everyone in Baringa is encouraged to be actively involved in developing the approaches taken to achieve individual and corporate growth and goals. Baringa has developed its Vision for 2020, developed in consultation with people from across the business, and has used this as a basis to refresh the five year corporate strategy. The cornerstone of strategy development will be internal ownership and engagement, providing the opportunity for as many people as possible to feed into the core decisions that will affect the future of the company.
More than 10 million employees within 5,500 organisations are involved in The Best Workplaces Programme, making it the largest of its kind worldwide. The rankings include input from both management and employees ensuring the process captures all aspects of a workplace’s culture, values and successes.