We have teamed with Best Companies Group, to find and recognise the best places to work in Cornwall.

The programme is based on the view of employers and the verdicts of employees over a number of key metrics, including leadership and planning, culture and communications, working environment, relationships with managers, training/development and pay/benefits.

The collected information will be combined to enable Best Companies Group to determine the strength and weaknesses of participating companies. They will then be assessed on this data, with the best being granted Business Cornwall Best Places to Work For status.

A full listing of the Best Places to Work in Cornwall will appear in Business Cornwall magazine. Participation is free of charge. All companies recognised in the listing will be able to use the Best Places to Work in Cornwall logo for promotional work.

Deadline for entries is December 16.

Why enter?

The ‘Great Resignation’ is impacting every employer in some way. In the UK, at least 20% of workers are planning to quit over the next year.

This massive shift in talent is impacting some companies more than others. Industries like leisure, hospitality, and retail are getting hit the hardest. Small and medium companies, which typically don’t have a robust recruiting team, are struggling to keep up with open roles.

But despite this turmoil, there is a golden opportunity.

The data on why people are leaving or ignoring certain companies is clear. People aren’t leaving their job to make more money or simply because they want something new. That is not the driving force to most departures. Most people are leaving because of the work environment.

People want to work at amazing workplaces. People want to work on high-functioning teams. People want managers who care about their employee’s success. People want to work at companies that treat their employees with respect and trust.

If you are reading, nodding along, and thinking, That’s us, we do that! then let us ask you this: who else knows how great your company is to its people? If it’s not everybody, then here’s the golden opportunity.

All too often, the best organisations are too humble to brag. But not telling that employer brand story makes it very difficult for the best workplaces to find the best people and thrive as a business. This is a self-inflicted wound that has real costs.

And that’s what entering Best Places to Work in Cornwall can do for you, highlighting and celebrating amazing workplaces so they can find and retain their top talent.


In order to be eligible to enter the Best Places to Work in Cornwall programme, organisations must:

  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in the United Kingdom
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in Cornwall*
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year

*To ensure credibility, organisations having 15-24 employees must have an 80% or better response rate on the employee survey. Temporary, per diem, seasonal, independent contractors, consultants, interns and volunteers are not counted in the number of employees or included in the survey process.

How it works

Best Places to Work in Cornwall is a two-part process designed to gather information about each participating dealership. Part one: the employer completes the employer questionnaire which details company policies, practices, benefits and demographics.

Part two: employees of the company complete the employee engagement & satisfaction survey, an in-depth set of statements based on a 1-5 scale of ‘disagree strongly’ to ‘agree strongly’. Both surveys are completed online.

Best Companies Group will combine the results of the two surveys to determine which companies make the list of the Best Places in to Work in Cornwall. Participating is free, and organisations will have the opportunity of purchasing an Employee Feedback Report from Best Companies Group which will provide comprehensive details of the surveys, including employee comments and benchmarking against peer.

For full details and to register click here. Deadline for entries is December 16.


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