OVO awarded UK Top Employers certificate 2018
01 February 2018
Bristol, 01 Feb 2018 – OVO Energy, the UK’s leading independent energy provider, has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers certificate of 2018 for the first time. Headquartered in Bristol and with offices in London, the Top Employers Institute has awarded the company for its exceptional employee offerings and conditions.
OVO Energy underwent a rigorous judging process to meet the required high standards set by the Top Employers Institute. The company was assessed on its workplace initiatives such as planning, talent strategy, learning and development, performance management and culture.
The global certification company recognises leading employers from around the world and annually assess companies that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and strive to continuously optimise employment practices. Headquartered in Bristol, OVO Energy is currently growing its footprint in London with 1,300 employees in both its Bristol and London offices.
David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute said: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that OVO Energy provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”
Charlotte Drew, Senior Customer Service Advisor at OVO Energy said: “It is really exciting to be part of a company that has been recognised for its great employee conditions on such a big scale. Their employee benefits are amazing and they have really helped to nurture my personal career growth in the role, offering learning and development opportunities, as well as regular one to one feedback meetings with my manager.”
Libby Townsend, HR Director at OVO Energy said: "We are delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer by the Top Employers Institute. At OVO Energy, we strive to create a dynamic and values-led work culture. We offer leadership and coaching qualifications to staff through OVO University (an ILM accredited centre), flexitime for non-customer facing staff, wellbeing support via an external partner and more - including twice yearly parties to thank staff for their hard work. It is these unique offerings that make OVO Energy a great place to work, which in turn attracts great people who deliver the best for customers.”
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Notes to Editors
As part of the Top Employers process, participating companies must complete a strict research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the research process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified OVO Energy’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.
About OVO Energy
OVO Energy is one of the leading independent energy suppliers in Britain. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Stephen Fitzpatrick, OVO Energy redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. With a mission of creating the world’s most trusted energy company, OVO Energy has attracted nearly 800,000 customers and has been recognised as the uSwitch Energy Supplier of the Year.
About Top Employers Institute
The Top Employers Institute is a global certification company recognising excellence in the conditions that employers create for their employees. Founded in 1991, the company has created a community of more than 1,200 top employers across 116 countries. They currently work with over 5,000,000 employees.