For the second year running, Ironmongery Direct has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2021 by Great Place to Work®. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has improved its year-on-year ranking, to be recognised for its strengths in making the workplace enjoyable and inclusive for all.

The Best Workplaces Award recognises companies that promote a healthy workplace culture through management credibility, respect, fairness, trust, pride and camaraderie. The Great Place to Work institute assesses this using an anonymous employee survey to gauge levels of trust in the company and their colleagues. A further assessment evaluates the organisation’s HR and leadership practices, policies and culture. Of the 183 companies short-listed, Ironmongery Direct ranked 58th in the medium-size category, moving up in the rankings from last year’s result.   

“We are extremely proud to be named as one of the Best Workplaces in the UK by Great Place to Work, for the second year running,” says Marco Verdonkschot, MD at Ironmongery Direct. “It’s a wonderful achievement that solidifies our efforts to create a working environment that is accessible and beneficial for all of our colleagues. This fantastic result is a testament to our staff who feel confident in the workplace and work hard to achieve Ironmongery Direct’s goals.”

“We know that a motivated workforce means our customers always get the very best treatment in return, and we are continuously looking for ways to improve our workplace and employee well-being. Our ongoing learning and development programme encourages our employees to deepen their knowledge of the industry, gain new skills and ignite personal growth.”