Award for City Halls
Two city centre venues have been praised for their good staff relations.
Good news for Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall staff after learning that their bosses have been named some of the most employee-friendly in the country. The venues have been named in 68th place on the prestigious UK’s Top 100 ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ in the not-for-profit category, doubly pleasing in the year when Symphony Hall is celebrating its 21st anniversary.
Performances Birmingham Limited, the registered charity which manages Town Hall & Symphony Hall, was awarded Best Companies’ One Star Accreditation in the not-for-profit category, and was also the only music and arts charity to feature in the final selection. The announcement was made during a celebratory dinner on Wednesday.
The commendation recognises the company’s commitment to its workforce and to making the day-to-day working life of its staff the best it can be. The Top 100 list is compiled from a detailed independent employee survey, conducted by workplace engagement specialists Best Companies, which looks at aspects of workplace performance and best practice in areas such as leadership, well-being and personal growth.
Commenting on the award, Performances Birmingham Director Andrew Jowett said, “This is a great achievement for any company, and particularly welcome for us in Symphony Hall’s 21st year. Our staff are our greatest asset and fundamental to our ability to deliver the world class performances and superbly professional service for which our venues are known.”