Local Charity Celebrates Best Companies and Sunday Times Listing

For the 8th year running, Community Links, a local mental health charity, has achieved Best Companies Accreditation and is listed 26th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit companies to work for.

The Best Companies 2015 two star award, which is based solely on employee feedback, recognises Community Links as an 'Outstanding' employer, identifying “Leadership” as the highest ranking factor. Community Links is only one of two Yorkshire based organisations to reach the top 30!

Chief Executive Ruth Kettle is delighted that the organisation has won this award. Ruth comments: "I am absolutely delighted that Community Links has been awarded Best Company status again, it is a fantastic accolade and really demonstrates the value we place on our staff in terms of investment, training and a genuine interest in their well-being. We are always looking at ways to manage workplace stress and go the extra mile to ensure our employees are fully supported to achieve a work-life balance. I’m really looking forward to working with all of our excellent staff and service users to ensure the continued success of the organisation."

Celebrating their achievement, Donna Gooby, Director for Diversity and HR said  “All employees are highly skilled, professional, passionate and committed to achieving excellence but we've never taken this dedication for granted, so we're thrilled to know that our goal of making Community Links a truly great place to work has received official recognition from Best Companies." 

Launched in 2006, the Best Companies Accreditation was established to acknowledge corporate excellence in the workplace and takes the format of a Michelin style star system. The Sunday Times Top 100 award ceremony was held on February 25th at Battersea Evolution in London and the Top 100 lists supplement will be published in March.