ByBox’ CEO Stuart Miller is celebrating after his firm has received a two star accreditation in a national scheme which recognises the country’s best employers.
The company, which was launched in 2000, has sufficiently impressed judges who run the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2007 listings to earn two stars, which puts it in the “outstanding” class, and means it will be included in Best Red Book of employers that is being published by the Sunday Times in March. With its headquarters in Coventry, ByBox is the market leader in the UK and Europe in overnight parts distribution, and makes more than five million deliveries a year into its unique national network of 14,000 drop boxes at more than 750 locations. And as if that wasn’t enough cause for celebration, the nomination comes on the back of an award-winning 2006, after the firm came 12th in the Sunday Times top 100 performing technology companies of the year.
Mr Miller said: “I am absolutely delighted we have received accreditation in such a prestigious national competition in which less than 250 companies are accredited out of thousands of applications.
“Clearly our success as a business rests upon maintaining a motivated and happy workforce and so it is crucial to establish work practices which enable us to achieve that. “Establishing a corporate structure which fosters a community spirit and a sense of belonging within the company are both key to our success.”
Organisations are measured on eight factors, including: leadership, wellbeing, belonging, personal growth and giving back to the community. These are assessed by answering 16 questions identified by the judges. Firms are then given a star rating – out of three – before being ranked by industry experts. The firm will find out whether or not it has done enough to reach the top 100 at a gala dinner held in Knightsbridge at the Berkeley Hotel.
ByBox operates the UK’s largest dedicated through-the-night parts distribution business, and its pre-8am delivery service, which operates six nights a week, is 100 per cent predictable.
In September the firm came 12th in the sixth annual Tech Track 100 league table published in the Sunday Times. Tech Track 100 ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private tech companies based on 2003-2005 sales growth. ByBox has seen its turnover soar by a massive 155.98 per cent, from £1.9 million in 2003 to £12.6 million in 2005 rising to £18 million in 2006.