The New World Trading Company, operators of The Smugglers Cove, The Club House
The New World Trading
With 24 venues across the country, NWTC runs seven brand concepts and employs over 1000 people
How the research was done
The Sunday Times invited staff from across NWTC to give their opinions about their employers and working environments. This feedback was then analysed to determine a place on the list.
Questions ranged from how staff feel towards their management and immediate colleagues to pay, work/life balance and how much the company gives back to society. NWTC work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure staff satisfaction is at its peak and go above and beyond to achieve this. With three successive years on the list, in the top ten, NWTC attributes its success to the hard work and dedication of its management teams across the business.
The expansion of its pioneering benefits and people-investments, including the Chef Academy, NWTC Tribes – an innovative and exclusive employee initiative that splits the company into ‘TRIBES’ to both collaborate and compete against each other in challenges for points and prizes, greater paternity and maternity benefits, the People’s Conference – a training day which champions personal development, grants for courses and personalised training programmes, all-staff Christmas party celebration and enhanced health benefits, has all led to NWTC retaining a proud place on the distinguished list.
Chief Executive Chris Hill says: “Achieving 5th place on the ‘Times 100 Best Companies’ list is a massive accomplishment for us all and to know that we’re continued to be recognised as the best company to work for in this industry is a huge accolade.
“This year has again seen us focus on our people; continuing to innovate and appreciate our staff who play a crucial part of the company’s success, while empowering our dedicated, loyal and talented management team to lead the different areas of the business forward. We’re delighted to have this recognition – it’s well-deserved for all.”