Markerstudy Group is ‘living the dream’ after being named 11th in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list. A rapidly-expanding business, it was also handed the ‘Giving Something Back’ award for its road safety campaign Drive to Ensure.
The announcement of its position in the prestigious list came at a glittering awards ceremony last night (Thursday 27th February) at Battersea Evolution in London. It follows the business being described as ‘Extraordinary’ earlier this year and being awarded ‘three stars’, the highest achievement possible by Best Companies. Markerstudy Group employs around 3,000 staff in offices in Kent, across the UK and also in Gibraltar.
Known for its insurance services, companies include Markerstudy Insurance, Zenith Insurance, Auto Windscreens, TCW Group, Vision Vehicle Solutions, The Insurance Factory and new acquisitions BDML Connect Limited and Lancaster Insurance Services. It improved on its position of 18th last year, and was the top insurance business to be named in the mid-sized company category.
Interviews conducted as part of the awards found 87% of staff said they were excited about where the company is heading, taking it to 4th place overall. 88% of staff indicated they believe they can make a positive contribution to the success of the company, again putting it in 4th place, and 80% said that senior managers personally follow Markerstudy’s values of teamwork, recognition, learning and focused fun, giving the company a top 10 placement. Furthermore, 82% of employees had confidence in the leadership skills of their managers, making the company 9th and 82% of staff stated they loved working for Markerstudy Group.
Group CEO, Kevin Spencer, commented: “To be named as one of the best companies to work for in Britain is a monumental achievement for Markerstudy Group. We’re passionate about maintaining our culture, and rewarding and recognising our staff - from hiring Thorpe Park exclusively for employees, to running a competition to win one of 18 new cars, I can’t think of anyone else that puts as much fun into insurance as we do!”
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About Markerstudy Group
Markerstudy Group was named 11th and won the ‘Giving Something Back’ award at The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list 2014 and won both Employer of the Year and Large Business of the Year at the 2013 KEiBA awards. Markerstudy Group’s insurance arm includes Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited and Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support. St Julian’s is the MFSA regulated Insurance company writing EL/PL classes for the Group.
The following brands operate within the Markerstudy Retail Division: Blagrove Insurance Brokers, Caterer’s Club, Equesure, Insurance Choice, Insurance Factory.com, Insurance Factory Commercial, Insurance Shop, Mobilers, The Insurance Factory and Thames City Insurance, all of which offer value and choice to a wide range of customers. The Group recently acquired four businesses from Capita Insurance Services - Lancaster Insurance Services, Sureterm Direct, Delta Underwriting and BDML Connect.
Markerstudy Group also encompasses Auto Windscreens, which joined the Group in February 2011, TCW Group, acquired in June 2011 and Vision Vehicle Solutions Limited, purchased in December 2012.
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