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Construction firms feature strongly in best companies list

More than a quarter of the firms in this year’s Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For are construction-related.

Lincoln-based developer and contractor Lindum Group appears highest, in 5th place, up from 13th last year. Another 25 contractors, developers, housing and engineering companies appear in the list, published yesterday.

Mace, Willmott Dixon Group, Davis Langdon, Ramboll Whitbybird Rider and Levett Bucknall all made it into the 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Firms featuring for the first time include housing association Calico, engineering consultancy MWH UK, ISG Pearce, Cruden Group, services firm JN Bentley and BAM Construct.

Construction services group Hydrock came 13th, down from 4th last year. Managing director Brian McConnell said: “It’s great to get the recognition for what we have done. It’s a powerful message which will help us to recruit the highest calibre staff possible.”

List sponsors Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development chief executive Jackie Orme said: “It is not just about prestigious listings and names up in lights. It can make the difference between success and failure.

“The importance of being a great workplace does not diminish in tough times. Things may look different, but what remains constant in these companies is the commitment to motivated employees.”

The annual list is compiled by Best Companies and includes the 100 best firms to work for, the 20 best big companies to work for and the top 100 SMEs.