Bath company among Sunday Times best places to work 2024

Nine Feet Tall is based in Bath
Nine Feet Tall is based in Bath -Credit:Nine Feet Tall handout

A Bath-based change management consultancy has been named among the best places to work in the UK. Nine Feet Tall was included in the Sunday Times annual list of the country's top employers.

The awards recognise organisations which have consistently high levels of employee experience and wellbeing, and are based on feedback from staff.

The accolade comes as Nine Feet Tall celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founder and chief executive Esther McMorris set up the business in 2004 with an ambition to create a consultancy focused on "employee wellbeing, inclusion and collaboration".

She said: “At Nine Feet Tall, we pride ourselves on being people-focused, internally and externally, by creating a nurturing and inspiring working environment. I am so incredibly proud to be recognised on the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Work’ list for this. Credit must also go to my exceptional team who have helped make this happen."

Since launching in 2004, the company has delivered more than 250 change programmes, helping hundreds of clients in industries including retail and consumer goods, housing, construction, manufacturing, legal and financial services, and the third sector.

"It feels fitting, and also humbling, to celebrate our two decades of business and achievements with this accolade," Ms McMorris added.

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The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards survey uses 26 questions from WorkL’s employee engagement survey, developed by behavioural scientists, data analysts, psychologists, business leaders, academics and other independent parties to most accurately monitor employee engagement, wellbeing and discretionary effort in the workplace.

Lord Mark Price, founder of WorkL and former managing director of Waitrose and deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: "There is a clear correlation between those companies that have happy and engaged workforces and those that get extra from their people. These companies that have happier employees have lower staff turnover and lower sick absence."