TELEMARKETING agency MarketMakers has been named one of the best places to work in the UK.
The Great Place to Work Institute has given the business the title of 34th best workplace in the country.
Operations director Henry Braithwaite said the positive, family feel at the company was part of its success.
He said: ‘The first thing people say is that there’s an amazing atmosphere.
‘Everyone is the business is performance-focused so there’s a real buzz about the place.’
The company employs about 350 people at its base in North Harbour, and Mr Braithwaite said there were plans to expand the workforce to 500 over the next two years.
He said: ‘What we’ll need is another 150 talented salespeople here in Portsmouth.’
Mr Braithwaite said there were regular social activities and employees were able to win trips abroad to places including Las Vegas and Dubai for outstanding performance.
‘Probably the biggest thing is being part of something successful. By putting in the hard work staff know they’re making a difference.’
MarketMakers does business-to-business telemarketing for companies such as Volkswagen and Lloyds Bank.
The top result follows a survey of 6,000 organisations around the world representing about 10m employees.
The ranking were made following a ‘culture audit’ –looking at how management creates trust and engagement in the workplace, and a ‘trust index survey’ – measuring the employees’ perspective of how effective those HR and management efforts have been.
Great Place to Work chief executive Tom O’Byrne said: ‘All best workplaces recognise the strategic importance of creating and maintaining high trust, highly engaged workplaces as this can improve business performance and, for many, the bottom line.
‘Organisations are increasingly recognising the value of company values when it comes to creating a successful workplace.’