Toyota GB has achieved its highest ever ranking in the annual Sunday Times Best Companies Survey 2020, with 15th place. It moved up from 22nd place in 2019 in the mid-sized company category (252-2,000 employees).
The company, which is based in Burgh Heath, near Epsom, conducts sales and marketing for Toyota and Lexus dealerships nationwide and employs more than 280 people. This is the third consecutive year that the company has ranked in the top 25 companies.
Toyota scored particularly well for employees being ‘proud to work for the organisation’, ranking second with a 92% score. Other categories in which it ranked higher than its overall position in the survey were seventh place for feeling that managers talk openly and honestly with employees and ninth place for employees loving their work at Toyota.
Toyota’s commitment to providing green mobility solutions and its 2050 Environmental Challenge to create a society where people, cars, and nature can coexist in harmony with nature were reflected in the fact that it ranked fourth for ‘believing that our company does enough to protect the environment’ and seventh for ‘making a positive difference to the world we live in’.
A special celebratory lunch for all employees was held at TGB’s Burgh Heath head office on Friday 6 March.
Paul Van der Burgh, Toyota GB President and Managing Director, said: ‘We’re really pleased with this wonderful achievement in jumping up the rankings so significantly. Our aim has been to create a working environment where everyone feels they can deliver their best contribution and we continue to innovate our services and employee experience, so it’s rewarding that 94 per cent of our staff said the organisation is run on strong principles. Our Management Development Programmes and work on well-being have clearly been beneficial too, as 92 per cent of staff said that ‘my manager cares about me as an individual.’