Celebrating Best Companies Day
UK contract caterer Blue Apple celebrated Best Companies Day on Friday 1 March. The occasion also marked its recent, independent One Star Accreditation and inclusion in the "op 75 list of "Best Companies to Work for in the East of England".
The occasion was the company's first participation in the Best Companies initiative which measures and analyses levels of workplace engagement within a business.
Research findings suggest an engaged workforce is likely to be highly motivated, productive and take pride in working towards attaining shared corporate goals. Accreditation involves a company-wide survey, with final scores measured against other companies in the Best Companies Index (BCI).
Ruston Toms, Founding Director at Blue Apple, says:
"We are so proud to have been recognised by the Best Companies Index. In just 12 short months Blue Apple has gained one-star accreditation, which represents ‘a significant achievement that shows an organisation is taking workplace engagement seriously’. It is testament to the dedication of our employees across the business and the team spirit we work so hard to foster within each site we operate. We wanted everyone to celebrate and share in this success, and that may or may not have involved a large number of cakes!
"It has been fantastic to see the many pictures and videos of our teams celebrating on Yammer [Blue Apple’s internal communications platform].
"We have always been committed to creating an inclusive, focused and dedicated working environment and this accreditation confirms that our efforts are having a positive impact. However, we will not rest here, and I have every confidence that our programmes for continuous improvement will see us build on this already outstanding achievement."
Operations team at the company's headquarters building handed out Blue Apple Shine Awards to mark the occasion. Shine Awards are an initiative to recognise the dedication of individual Blue Apple employees.