HLM Architects sets high standard in Best Companies survey

HLM Architects has been listed as one of the Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work for 2021 and has been accredited as a ‘Best Companies 3 Star’ organisation, placing them in the top bracket for companies that truly excel at achieving high levels of employee engagement and wellbeing at a ‘world-class’ level.

Best Companies run an annual survey and recognition programme that measures how engaged people are at work and how they feel about their employer, before ranking them in its Best Companies Index.

As workplaces reopen across the country, HLM Architects is adopting a blended working approach, which will give all of its employees options to work in a variety of locations depending on the task in hand and in places where everyone can be at their best.

The practice also recently became an Employee Ownership Trust, transferring share ownership for the benefit of all of their employees.

Karen Mosley, Managing Director, said:

“Being awarded the highest standard for workplace engagement and wellbeing is a huge honour and a well-deserved accolade for our entire team. The level of connectivity and support we’ve seen displayed by everyone, at every level, every day has never been greater.  The pandemic has reinforced our view that if you create an environment where everyone feels empowered and supported to achieve their best, wherever they may be, and there is an unquestionable level of trust and respect for each other; you will achieve great things together.  As we plan our way back in to our studios, we’re hugely excited about our future smart-working approach, which will bring greater opportunities and wellbeing for everyone.”

In addition to its 3 Star Accreditation, HLM also made it onto three regional lists including London’s 75 Best Large Companies to Work for 2021, The North West’s 100 Best Companies to Work for 2021, and Scotland’s 40 Best Companies to Work for 2021.

HLM Architects is also appearing in the Top 5 Architects and Surveyors to work for 2021 List.

In recent months, the practice has achieved numerous awards including the ‘Architect’ award at the 2021 Cardiff Property Awards, being named the AJ100 Employer of the Year, and Architectural Practice of the Year in the Building Awards 2020.