Catering maintenance firm named top employer

Catering and refrigeration maintenance specialist McFarlane Telfer has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2014 Investors In People Awards.

The Maidenhead-based outfit saw off competition from more than 500 companies to land the accolade.

The company said it was a “major achievement” for the business, especially as it retained its Gold status earlier in the year.

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McFarlane Telfer picked up its prize at a ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London.

The judges commented: “With an exceptionally open and engaging culture, McFarlane Telfer has shown that they truly value their people and support them to grow and develop. Their leaders devote time and energy to developing and sustaining a culture where everyone is totally committed to the success of the business.”

The win ensures that the company’s trophy cabinet continues to remain well stocked.

Recently it landed an International CSR Excellence Award in recognition of its approach to supporting worthy causes and received four stars in the the EFQM Recognised for Excellence programme on its first application.

It also gained a British Safety Council International Safety Award earlier in the year.

Louise Reynolds, the company’s quality and compliance manager, said she was delighted that it has gained recognition for its efforts in the field of health and safety.

“We really do try and go the extra mile — from making sure our risk assessments are filled in, making sure our people have top class training and the certificates to prove it — to site audits to make sure we pick problems up in the field.”

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