Nottinghamshire YMCA nationally recognised as a ‘Best Company’

The Sunday Times will honour Nottinghamshire YMCA at a national awards ceremony next month after praising the charity in their ‘Best Companies’ survey.

Nottinghamshire YMCA, which works to support vulnerable adults and young people, has been recognised in the ‘not-for-profit’ category of the national newspaper’s annual ‘Best Companies’ survey for 2019. Most notably, the charity was awarded top score ratings for ‘staff engagement’ and ‘leadership and management’.

Created by The Sunday Times to promote ‘a better workplace’ for all, the survey invites employees from around the UK to complete a questionnaire evaluating the different areas of their workplace.

To qualify in the ‘not-for-profit’ category, companies must employ at least 50 employees, achieve one of the highest ‘Best Companies Index’ scores and be a public organisation such as a charity or company set up for community benefit.

Dedicated to promoting social responsibility and affordable services for all, Nottinghamshire YMCA delivers a variety of family and youth development programmes ranging from childcare and day camps to Adventures Guides. The charity also provides supported housing for adults and young people, including transitional homes and residential care provisions for children.

“We are all deeply honoured to receive this national recognition,” said Will Wakefield, Chief Executive Officer at Nottinghamshire YMCA.

“It is caring people who make a not-for-profit company a great place to work. Maintaining high standards in any organisation requires taking social responsibility alongside a great deal of hard work – our ‘staff engagement’ survey rating is particularly encouraging as it shows just how committed to our cause the YMCA workforce really is.

“It is our mission to provide services that nurture individuals to belong, believe and become who they want to be.

“Whether we are ensuring a homeless young person has a safe and warm place to sleep or delivering Adventure Guides programmes for families across Nottinghamshire – the special ingredient is always our fantastic team putting our service users at the heart of everything we do as a movement.

“We would like to extend special thanks to our wonderful local company supporters – Pulse, R &D Architects and Safe and Sound – for generously sponsoring our transport, accommodation and table costs so YMCA staff can attend the ceremony.”

Nottinghamshire YMCA will discover at the ceremony whether the charity has been named a ‘top 100’ company.

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