Cirencester based financial comparison website was named the UK's 7th Best Workplace in the small business category (organisations with 20 - 49 employees) in the annual Great Place to Work® list announced today.

They are the only Gloucestershire based business to appear in this category. The award recognises businesses across the country that care about and look after their staff, achieve a high level of employee happiness and engagement and have a workplace culture which attracts and retains talent and helps drive a successful business.

The methodology behind this list is one of the most rigorous available, uniquely comprising both an in-depth survey completed by employees and an audit into each organisation's management and HR practices.

Successful organisations must achieve a high minimum score in the employee survey which measures the levels of happiness and engagement in each organisation. The award also recognises the strength of leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies which creates the workplace culture.

Chris Morling, CEO of money.co.uk comments;

Our business success to date has been extremely rewarding, but receiving a Great Place to Work® really is one of the proudest moments in my career.

I have been lucky enough to surround myself with 38 best in class employees, all of which excel at their individual specialism. However, to know that they are happy and feel fulfilled in their roles is true success in my mind.

No business can grow and succeed in the long term without a happy and engaged workforce. We work hard and we have fun, I want everyone in my team to look forward to coming into the office and enjoy their jobs as much as I do.

Maintaining staff happiness is not just about benefits, it's about providing an environment within which they can grow and succeed without the fear of failure. Overall, I would describe money.co.uk as the closest thing you can get to a family business without actually being one.

Stand out employee benefits at money.co.uk include an annual all expenses paid overseas trip for the entire business with the team already visiting Florida and New York, games room, chill out area, free on-site gym and last year everyone received a minimum annual bonus of 45% of their salary.

money.co.uk, recently ranked the second fastest growing business in the UK in the Sunday Times Fast Track, was established in 2008 by Chris. The business remains the only independently owned and financed comparison website within the top players in the UK and currently employs around 38 people and attracts around 2.5 million visitors a month.

For more information about the 2015 Best Workplaces list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.co.uk. To see money.co.uk's latest vacancies visit the jobs page.


About money.co.uk:

money.co.uk, recently ranked second fastest growing business in the Sunday Times Fast Track, was established in 2008 by Chris Morling and remains the only independently owned comparison website within the top players in the UK. The Cirencester based business employs around 38 people and is currently one of the most used financial comparison websites in the UK, attracting around 2.5 million visitors a month. It's a free, online comparison service which allows customers to compare a range of personal finance products and utility services. The website compares over 20,000 products across 56 categories using over 800 comparison tables, offering consumers the best tools and information.

About Great Place to Work:

The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. We help organisations improve their business performance by understanding and improving their workplace culture. Our focus is on trust which is proven to be a key driver of sustainable engagement which leads to higher business performance.

Our unique, world-leading methodology is at the core of the Best Workplaces Programme, the largest and most respected global study of people management and workplace cultures which culminates in the Best Workplace awards. Every year around the world we survey and audit the cultures of around 6,000 organisations representing some 11 million employees. This gives us unrivalled data and insights into HR and management trends and good people practices. We share this knowledge via our research, publications and events.

Follow us online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_UK. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit .