Chess has recorded another milestone in their 24-year history, picking up two awards at the 2017 ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for’ awards.
This award marks eight consecutive years in the highly coveted 100 Best Company listings, not only were Chess placed 2nd in the 2017 mid-size category but founder and Chief Executive of Chess, David Pollock, was also named the UKs Best Business Leader.
David commented, “The Best Leader accolade is an award for all Chess leaders who work tirelessly to make Chess a great place to work. As a business, we’ve been voted 2nd, an amazing achievement after being listed for eight years in the top 100! I’m proud to work at Chess, I’m proud to work with all our great people and I’m proud of how hard we drive the business to not only be a great place to work but to be a great place to be a customer… Today is a day to celebrate our success, what a great way to start 2017.”
Chess people not only benefit from health and medical plans but also have access to duvet days, half-day Fridays, monthly and annual bonuses, Life Assurance, a share-option scheme, flexible working hours, complemented by some more unusual benefits such as Feng-shui offices, massages, pub clubs, breakfast clubs, yoga and happiness training conducted by the company CEO David Pollock. Chess employees are also encouraged to play their part in the wider community with Chess raising a fantastic total of £66,500 for charity in 2016.
David Pollock further explained how the company vison has empowered its people to help Chess achieve year-on-year growth to today stand as a business with a turnover of £120million. “Our growth creates opportunity for everyone to progress their career, to develop knowledge and skill, to gain reward and recognition and to maximise their potential. The growth and success of our people ensures the growth and success of our business which is why we are so passionate about making Chess such a great place to work. We’re lucky to work in a fast moving, dynamic, growth industry and our people really embrace the opportunities which that provides. We’re proud of our achievements but are even more excited by our future plans”.