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UKRD Best Medium Sized Company to Work For

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12:01am 4th March 2012
(Updated 6:49pm 6th March 2012)

The most comprehensive survey of workplace opinion in Britain has revealed that UKRD, which Minster FM is part of, is the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

The organisations’ rankings are contained in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, published in a dedicated 80-page supplement with The Sunday Times on March 4th.

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey is compiled from results given by employees to 70 questions related to workplace culture, covering their company’s leadership; their personal wellbeing; career development; pay and benefits; their feelings towards colleagues, managers and the company as a whole; and giving something back to the community and environment.

UKRD takes first place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the second year running. The group, which owns Minster FM, Stray FM and Yorkshire Coast Radio, is rated even more highly by staff this year, scooping 48 top scores in our 70-question employee survey (17 more than in 2011) and ranks first in all but one of our eight factors.

The fourth largest commercial radio operator in Britain, which in addition to its 16 radio stations develops software and owns 46 websites including price comparison engine savebuckets.com,  makes a difference to workers’ lives through development opportunities and improving working conditions, notably with its decision to end the traditional six-day week for journalists and presenters without reducing pay.

Furthermore, UKRD wins a special award for having the Best Leader. Chief executive William Rogers gets 95% positive scores for workers having a great deal of faith in him and for running the firm according to sound principles. Employees also find colleagues fun to work with (94%), think senior managers are good listeners (90%), say their immediate bosses care about them as individuals (88%) and that their jobs are good for personal growth (87%).

Full lists available on thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies


The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For



2012 rank

2011 rank


Business description





UKRD Group (Minster FM, Stray FM and Yorkshire Coast Radio)

Commercial radio group

York, Harrogate and Scarborough




Skipton Financial Services

Financial services





Loop Customer Management

Managed customer services


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