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Skyscanner is a great place to work: it’s official!

Skyscanner scoops string of honours in UK's biggest employer awards.

Skyscanner has come SIXTH in The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For awards.

SKYSCANNER is the sixth best medium-sized company to work for in the UK, according to an annual contest to find the best employers in Britain – The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For.

The Sunday Times list ranks the best of Britain’s businesses. While Skyscanner came 86th in the Best 100 Small Companies list in 2011, this year it went straight in at number six in its debut appearance in the Best 100 Mid Companies category.

This was not the only achievement in an amazing night for Skyscanner. The company scooped the top honour in TWO categories: ‘Most Exciting Future’ and ‘Best Personal Growth’, while it also came second for both ‘Company Pride’ and ‘Most Inspiring Leaders’. The company also scored in the top 25 for every measure, including Leadership, Wellbeing, My Company, Giving Back, Personal Growth, My Manager, My Team and Fair Deal.

In a further triumph, Skyscanner won Best Learning and Development (for a mid-sized company) for its work on Skyscanner University, with staff saying that ‘opportunities to learn and grow are unlimited’. The company also scored highest on ‘being excited about where our company is going’. CEO Gareth Williams came second for Best Leader.

Head of Learning and Culture Ruth Chandler says: "This is a tremendous achievement and we are delighted to win this award – it pays tribute not only to the people who had the vision to start Skyscanner University and the enthusiastic team who now manage it but also all those in the company who volunteer to pass on their knowledge – whether that is sushi making or key business skills"

Skyscanner's David Hunter, Sarah Freestone and Ruth Chandler

Cathy Wilson, Director, Talent and Organisation Development, comments: "This award is rich reward for the commitment taken from the whole team – not just HR or management, but everyone at Skyscanner – to make this a truly exceptional place to work. It is one thing to know ourselves how great this company is, but it is even better that having this recognised by such an esteemed organisation as Best Companies has enabled us to show this to the outside world."

The list is devised by Best Companies, who have been producing and publishing the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ lists since 2001 to measure and acknowledge excellence in workplace engagement. The results are based on the largest employee engagement survey of its type in the UK. The responses from these surveys are collated and combined to produce an overall engagement score for each organisation. Only the organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify for the 100 Best Mid Companies to Work For list. A total of 897 organisations entered and 250,000 employees took part.

The rankings are based purely on the views of Skyscanner’s UK-based employees, who have been with the company for over two months, who took part in the survey in October 2013. For every survey completed Skyscanner donated £5 to Disability Snowsport UK, who work to make sure that anyone with a disability, may it be learning, sensory or physical, can ski or snowboard alongside other people.

The full list of the Best 100 Mid Companies, as well as the other awards, Best 100 Small Companies, Best 25 Big Companies and Best 100 Not for Profit Companies, are available to see here. The Sunday Times publishes the results online, along with profiles of each successful company, on Sunday 2 March.

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