<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017: Best Place to Work

PUBLISHED: 12:32 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 November 2017

Best Place to Work

Best Place to Work

Archant

We reveal the winner of this year’s award for Best Place to Work, sponsored by BPE Solicitors

Last night, on November 2, we celebrated the region’s best innovative engineering and manufacturing companies at the third annual Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards.

The glittering ceremony held at Cheltenham Racecourse celebrated the incredible achievements made by companies who really do put the Cotswolds on the map, drive the region’s economy and keep the area at the top of the tree when it comes to entrepreneurship and business success.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the award for Best Place to Work, sponsored by BPE Solicitors.

This year’s runner-up:

Batten & Allen, Cirencester

This family-owned business started 40 years ago in a garden shed and has grown to become one of the biggest stamping companies in the UK.

Despite exporting 650m parts every year, the emphasis is still family first, and all employees are encouraged to maintain their work-life balance. Family issues can be dealt with openly, without retribution, which instils a culture of trust.

Staff are supported with time and funding to expand their academic qualifications and the culture is to promote from within. MD Shawn Batten believes money in the bank is there to protect the workforce, suppliers and customers in the event of a financial downturn.

Customers who visit the factory are asked to comment on the organisation, and their feedback often involves “everyone looks happy”.

And the winner is...

Truturn Precision Engineering (Charfield) Ltd, Stroud

Teamwork, honesty and openness towards all aspects of company life is ingrained in the culture. The firm has won the Investors In People GOLD Award and involves all staff in the winning of work and all areas of continuous improvement.

Teamwork is key.

If targets are hit, staff are treated to cream cakes, and It’s A Knockout-style team building events help gel the workforce. Employees feel part of the decision-making process in this give-and-take environment.

To find out more about the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017 and our sponsors, visit emiawards.cotswoldlife.co.uk/2017-finalists/.

Were you at the awards? Tweet us your pictures @cotsbusiness #CotswoldEMI

Click here to return to the full list of the finalists and winners.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Cotswold Life

12:42

The Cotswolds is home to an extraordinary range of companies operating on the global stage. Lucy Parford looks at 50 of the best

Read more
11:36

More than 360 people joined the Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council at Treetops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park

Read more
11:24

A Wantage accountancy firm which specialises in helping small businesses grow has been internationally recognised at the Investors In People (IIP) Awards

Read more
11:15

Ecotricity’s new three-windmill site at Alveston, south Gloucestershire next to the M5, will provide enough electricity to power more than 3,000 homes for the next 30 years

Read more
11:04

Did you attend the Oxfordshire Business Awards launch? You could feature in our social photos...

Read more
10:28

From lone wolves to sophisticated gangs bringing down global services, the internet is a minefield for businesses. Simon Yeoman, General Manager of Fasthosts, negotiates the pitfalls

Read more
Yesterday, 16:31

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53

Visit Farm491 at Stand 707 at the LAMMA Show 2018 on January 17 and 18

Read more
Yesterday, 14:37

The Passionate About People 20:20 campaign is a year-long charitable movement that celebrates the Groups’ 20th year anniversary, starting in January 2018

Read more
Yesterday, 14:24

A total of 21 new roles have been created to cater for the growing needs of the business across both electrical and plumbing, including engineers to work with New Build, Commercial and Homeowner clients, as well as support staff for administration roles

Read more
Yesterday, 14:04

The chamber looks forward to receiving your entries to make the 2018 Business Awards the best ever!

Read more
Yesterday, 12:48

The critically acclaimed comedy returns to our screens for series two, and you could be one of the first to see it!

Read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

We find out whose career is going places in the Cotswolds...

Read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Driving a Great British future with the heritage of the past is what the Morgan Motor Company is all about. Frank Tennyson meets its MD Steve Morris

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Cotswold Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Cotswold's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search