Everton has been named one of the best places to work in the UK for the third year running after becoming the first football club to be named on the prestigious Best Companies list back in 2018.
The Club has been named on the 2020 ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ list, an annual ranking and survey of Britain’s finest employers which is widely acknowledged as one of the most extensive studies into employee engagement in the country.
The Blues were the first football club to be named in the ‘Top 100’ list two years ago and have improved on last year’s position by 11 places to 60th in the rankings.
Everton are the only football club on the list and have maintained the ‘2-Star Best Companies’ accreditation status obtained in 2019, which further recognises the Club’s ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement.
Over the last 12 months Everton has developed and implemented a number of employee initiatives including the formation of inclusion and understanding groups for employees such as the Women’s Network and LGBT+ Network.
The Club debuted on the list in 96th place two years ago before improving by 25 places into 71st position last year – in that time the Blues relocated offices from Goodison Park to new state-of-the-art facilities at the iconic Royal Liver Building, providing staff with a first-class working environment in the heart of the city of Liverpool.
Kim Healey, People Director at Everton Football Club, said: “We are immensely proud to be named among the best employers in Britain for a third year running – this is testament to our Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale’s business vision and people-centric approach.
“Everton has an incredible working culture and our business goals can only be achieved through nurturing the right working environment as well as giving our talented staff the platform to showcase their commitment, desire and knowledge. We value their continued contribution as we continue to strive to make Everton nothing but the best.”