Lancashire and Cumbria law firm Harrison Drury has secured a place on the prestigious Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list.
The firm has been awarded a Three Star Accreditation from Best Companies, the employee engagement specialists that compile the list and which appears annually in the Sunday Times.
The recognition is due to Harrison Drury achieving a high score on Best Companies’ survey, which examines the ins-and-outs of company life and reveals how employees really perceive their working environment.
Harrison Drury has introduced a number of ways of engaging with staff, including ‘interactive’ meetings where employees are encouraged to give their views and have them taken into account when business decisions are made.
John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury, said: “We’re always striving to make our working environment the best it can be. Having a happy and high-performing team is the only way we can offer the best to our clients. It feels great to have our efforts recognised by Best Companies and to know we’re officially one of the top businesses to work for in the UK.
“We want to use this a springboard to improve further and to show potential legal recruits that they can have a great legal career here in the North West.”
Harrison Drury is one of the region’s fastest-growing law firms and has gone from 23 staff in 2010 to 72 staff in 2015.
Other measures taken by the firm to engage staff include having a clear and understandable vision, mission and values, and having regular and transparent communication with staff.
To promote strong leadership, a number of employees have gone through leadership and mentoring courses. The firm also contributes to a staff social scheme to encourage team building.
The firm will officially receive its accreditation in February 2016 when it will also find out where it ranks in the list of the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.