• Press Release
  • February 22, 2019
  • United Kingdom

Outstanding ‘People First’ culture propels Arcadis into Sunday Times Top 25 Companies to Work For

United Kingdom - Arcadis has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s Top 25 Big Companies to work for. With winners assessed across a variety of factors including workplace engagement, leadership, staff well-being, development opportunities, company culture and values, Arcadis’ entry into this prestigious annual list sets it apart as truly going the extra mile to create a thriving workplace environment.

Ranking in 12th place overall, Arcadis’ ‘Best Companies’ accreditation has only been made possible thanks to an outstanding commitment to workplace engagement, a strong wellbeing agenda and a desire to make a difference to society. It is testament to the significant investment Arcadis has made to creating a positive environment in which its people can be their best.  

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists are derived solely from the views of employees. The highly competitive ‘Big Companies’ list spotlights the leading 25 companies in this particular category. To join the list, organisations must employ at least 3,000 full-time employees and have some of the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores overall. 

Commenting on the results, Mark Cowlard, UK CEO of Arcadis, said: 

“An engaged workforce is happier, motivated and more productive, and I’m proud that our people genuinely feel we have an environment at Arcadis that enables them to grow and realise their potential. Our ‘People First’ approach is all about building something for our people, by our people, and we are committed to attracting the best talent and providing the best opportunities to learn, collaborate and – importantly - work on some really exciting projects. 

“Over the last year we have been making an unprecedented investment in our business and our people. From implementing clear and consistent business models and processes, through to promoting flexible working solutions and supporting our employees to grow and expand skillsets to meet future market needs, our focus has been to embed best practice and equip our people for success. Our ethos is all about striving to improve people’s quality of life, and I’m delighted to see this being played out in every aspect of our business.”

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, said: 

“I would like to congratulate Arcadis on their achievement being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organisations like Arcadis focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”  

Arcadis was also recently recognised by Glassdoor as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019, thanks to its Employees’ Choice Awards. This commendation is also based entirely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, company and work environments. 


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