Well, we said it would be a fantastic night, and it was! The STR Group is delighted to announce we were awarded Employer of the Year 2023.
Attended by some of the best in business, the News Business Excellence Awards celebrated the achievements over the last year of companies and professionals in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Held at the Guildhall, the glittering evening began with drinks and dinner, followed by the awards announcements and obligatory dancing and celebrations long into the night!
Some of our superstar staff, (l-r) Ross Sanderson, Emma Hopping, Charlie Hall and Jack Baker
Our application featured some compelling reasons we felt we deserved this recognition. Throughout 2021 and 2022, as the world began its journey out of the Covid era, STR invested heavily in its infrastructure and its people. From our first-class training academy, investment in IT, our workspace and the local community, through staff benefits, commission packages and flexible working approach, to our ‘you do you’ approach and commitment to EDI, we demonstrated a clear case as to why we’re worthy of the award.
Crucially, we included testimonials from staff across all levels and time-served; there can be no stronger commendation than when your staff wants to tell the world what a wonderful place they work!
“What a brilliant feeling it was to come into the office this morning and find the winner’s trophy for ‘Employer of the Year’ on my desk! This was a culmination of the work completed over the past 2 years and a significant win for us as a business. We have all worked so hard to improve the experience of everyone working at STR and our people will always be at the centre of everything we do. We’re not stopping here (and we never will) but we’re well on our way to being the employer of choice I want us to be.”
Brett Stephens, CEO
The team prepares to party: Hollie Smith, Charlie Hall, Kerry Critchall, Emma Hopping, Neil Dexter,
Jeremy Ross-Clyne, Debbie Little, Jack Baker, Hannah Macdonald and Ross Sanderson (l-r)
We wouldn’t be here, winning awards without the amazing people that work for us. A massive thank you from the Board to all our colleagues throughout Operations and Shared Services for everything you do.
We can’t wait until next year!
For the full list of winners, visit the News Business Excellence Awards website via the button below.