The “Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2010” survey crowned IT reseller and IT services provider Softcat Ltd as number one. Although Real Business attended the awards ceremony in London last Wednesday as guests of Best Companies – the company behind the research – we were sworn to silence until today. Best Companies and the Sunday Times analysed feedback from 38,000 employees of over 570 small companies. Softcat took the top spot for ensuring employees truly enjoy working as a team. “This is a wonderful accolade for Softcat and a real tribute to all our staff,” says Peter Kelly, founder of the company. Softcat also scooped three other individual awards: “My Manager” (the feeling of staff towards their bosses), “My Team” (people’s impressions of colleagues), and “Personal Growth” (whether or not people feel challenged by their jobs). “When I set this company up 17 years ago, my key goal was to establish a workplace where employees would be happy and prosper,” Kelly continues. “We still have work to do, but this is perhaps a sign that we’re getting there.” Jonathan Austin, the CEO and founder of Best Companies, says this year’s results show the benefits of working for small companies: “Employees feel more secure working with small firms, and despite the inevitable redundancies some companies have had to make, employees think they are in a better position to go forward. The companies that are on this list are among the best employers, and are to be congratulated.” You can see the full list of winners here. Related articles:Who has the Friday Feeling? It’s nearly time to clock off!HR burden is stifling growth
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