Larking Gowen wins Norfolk’s top employer award
Friday, 22 November 2019
Larking Gowen is delighted to be named Best Employer in this year's Norfolk Business Awards.
The awards, attended by more than 500 guests at the Norfolk Showground Arena, was hosted by TV actor, James Nesbitt, star of Cold Feet, Murphy's Law and The Hobbit.
Larking Gowen is one of the UK's top 40 accountancy and business advisory partnerships. It was established in Norfolk more than 130 years ago and has six of its eight regional offices based in the county.
The firm was shortlisted for the award last month along with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Holkham and Liftshare.com.
Jon Woolston, Managing Partner at Larking Gowen said: "The awards have been a fantastic event and we're delighted to be recognised as Norfolk's Best Employer, especially after being up against such strong competition.
"Passion for our People is one of our core values, and where we believe the success of our business lies. For us, it’s more than just a slogan.
"We have worked hard to make Passion for our People a reality because it’s the skills, energy and dedication of our teams that make everything else happen in our business."
Head of HR, Amanda Ninham, said: "Wellbeing is central to everything we do and is the focus for all of our people practices, from training and development to rewards and recognition and our relationship with our local communities.
"Our Wellbeing programme is successful through buy-in from the leaders in our organisation, and making a high level of care and commitment, to each and every one of our people, central to our culture.
"This award is an excellent result and shows that working hard to make our business the best possible place for people to work, pays dividends. It’s very rewarding."
In the Best Employer award, judges were looking for evidence of opportunities for personal growth, a rewards strategy that drives performance, strong values embedded in the organisation, a positive culture which recognises and values difference, and strong talent attraction and retention strategy.
They also looked at the entrants' approach to wellbeing and mental health, and their support for the local community.
This year's Best Employer award was sponsored by Pure and Birketts.