A BROMSGROVE firm has been named in the Top 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times, achieving an impressive third place.

Housebuilder Churchill Retirement was praised for its staff benefits, wellbeing initiatives, and special events for the entire workforce and their families such as celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.

Charitable arm the Churchill Foundation was another big vote-winner, enabling colleagues to join in with various fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including a charity sleep out which raised more than £25,000 in aid of End Youth Homelessness.

Spencer J McCarthy, chairman and CEO of Churchill Retirement Living, said: “This is the fifth year in a row that we’ve been named as one of the UK’s best companies to work for, as voted for by our own colleagues, and I’m delighted with our top three position.

"It’s a fantastic achievement and something every single member of the team can be proud of. My brother Clinton and I run the business based on strong family values and I’ve said many times that our fantastic team of people – the Churchill family – are the key to our success.

"I believe in looking after my team and treating them well, so it’s great to see that recognised with this award.”

The Top 100 rankings are based on an anonymous company-wide staff survey.

Churchill gained its third position based on colleagues’ views, as well as those of an independent judging panel.

The Sunday Times Best Companies survey has been produced and published annually since 2001 to measure and acknowledge excellence in workplace engagement.

It includes an extensive staff survey with questions measuring eight equally weighted workplace "factors” including leadership, my manager, my team, wellbeing, fair deal, my company, personal growth, and giving something back.

In addition to the staff survey each company is judged on policies, processes and facilities.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in London earlier this month, which was attended by 40 staff together with team members from construction sites, sales offices and regional head offices.