Trade-only merchant Williams & Co has been recognised as the 76th best company to work for by The Sunday Times.
From the company’s beginnings in Portsmouth in 1972 as a local plumbing and heating trade merchant, it has grown to have 36 trade counters and three regional fulfilment centres across England.
Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For magazine said: “I would like to congratulate Willliams & Co on their achievement of a Two Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace.
“We are proud that organisations like Williams & Co focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”
Managing director Ray Stafford says: “Workplace culture comes from 1,000 little interactions with team colleagues and how your line manager treats you when you are going through a tough time, whether your ideas are listened to, and lots of other, relatively small things which collectively can make or ruin every day. Everyone contributes, but the supervisors, team leaders, assistant managers and branch and department managers are among the most critical in making or breaking the workplace culture.”