Mayor’s official promotional company for London ranked by Sunday Times as one of the UK’s 100 best not-for-profit organisationsLondon & Partners, the Mayor's official promotional company for London, has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s best organisations to work for.
It is the first time that London & Partners has been named in the newspaper’s rankings, which are based on employee opinions and are the country’s most searching and extensive research into employee engagement.
The company ranked 86th in the 2015 Sunday Times rankings of Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For; it was previously listed as ‘one to watch’ in 2014, London & Partners’ first year of entering the awards.
London & Partners was founded by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in April 2011. The company took over the previous promotional roles of Think London, Visit London and Study London and promotes the capital to the world, attracting businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors. The company aims to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spending, creating jobs and growth.
London & Partners has been particularly successful at delivering value for London, with a successful return on investment of 15:1, and in the last financial year alone the work of the company has resulted in £328 million in economic benefit for the capital and created 4,450 new jobs. It has also launched major initiatives to promote London, including London Technology Week, the London Story, the Autumn Season and London's Guest of Honour.
Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, said: “We’re an extremely young company, so to achieve this placing so soon in our lifespan is an amazing achievement and testament to the drive and dedication of our staff. Our placing shows that those who work at London & Partners are fully engaged at delivering value to our wonderful city by building its international reputation, attracting students and visitors, and encouraging foreign investment.
“Our staff also enjoy a congenial working environment, bolstered by modern practices such as remote working and hotdesking. We also operate out of a state-of the-art riverside office, which has recently been refurbished and showcases the best of London to visitors, clients and stakeholders alike.”
The 2015 results were announced at the Sunday Times annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 25th February in Battersea Park, London.