It is great news to hear that one of my clients UKRD who own various radio stations in the UK have had the notification that they have made the grade again this year to be at The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards in 2015. As a corporate photographer in London I have been previously asked on many occasions to attend and take all the official photographs for the company who stage this event, Best Companies.
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UKRD “Best Company” and gains 2015 Sunday Times Top 100 listing
12:11pm 5th January 2015
Private owned radio operator, UKRD Group, has been told this week that it has once again been accredited with an “extraordinary” Three Star Rating for 2015 by the Best Companies organisation and has also been notified that it will definitely have a place on the 2015 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For listings.
The confirmation came as Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers, wrote to each team across the company confirming that they had had their best ever start to a financial year, “breaking all previous revenue and profit records through the first quarter ending in December 2014.”
“The news of our recognition for the sixth year in a row as an “extraordinary” Three Star company to work for, as rated by the Best Companies organisation, is testament to the fantastic managers and teams we have working right across the company and, whilst we won’t know what position in the Sunday Times 100 Best Company lists we hold until the end of February, it’s great to be told in advance that we’ve gained a top 100 listing for the sixth year in a row,” said Rogers.
UKRD has been accredited the Number 1 spot by The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies lists in each of the last four years from 2011 through to 2014, with Rogers himself being given a “Special Award” as the “Best Leader” of a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies mid-sized company for each of the last three years.
“We’ve had a superb start to our trading year,” he said. “Two of our stations, Yorkshire Coast Radio and Wessex FM, appear in the top three local stations with the highest Reach figures in England, our revenues have delivered strong growth right across the portfolio and our profits are seeing very good growth indeed.”
Rogers said, “the local focus is truly paying off and we are seeing the clearest evidence yet that when you deliver truly local radio to an audience that is keen to be served by the kind of committed teams we have in all our stations, the results feed through. Genuinely local commercial radio is a success story and I’m immensely proud that UKRD remains true to the principles of local radio for local people delivered by locally based and focussed teams.”
The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for Awards 2014
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Peter Austin of Alternative Images Photography has been commissioned by Best Companies, now the tenth year in succession to photograph the events on the evenings of the 26th and 27th February for their publicity and also to work alongside the Sunday Times photographic team to produce images for all companies who will attend the awards evenings in February.
Alternative Images is experience at photographing event evenings and has been supplying images to corporate companies for many years. A dedicated team is able to offer a complete solution to your requirements with a comprehensive array of services based around several key areas.
Alternative works closely alongside the team at Best Companies and the event producer to add content to the show to make it even more entertaining and a great success. The area Peter specialises in is to capture fun images of the guests as they arrive and these are displayed on two giant screens as a graphic as the guests take their seats amongst the hundred or so tables that can take fifteen minuets to complete.
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UKRD Group Ltd is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom that owns and operates 16 local commercial radio stations. They have been positioned 1st in 2011, 2012 and again making the hat-trick in 2013 at The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards.
The Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For is compiled from the views of employees and the policies of employers. Using a methodology now in its eleventh year and designed exclusively for the British workplace, it identifies best practice defined by performance in eight key indicators of workplace engagement, covering staff opinions on their leadership, their manager, immediate colleagues, pay and benefits, wellbeing, the firm’s willingness to give something back, people’s personal development and overall sense of affiliation with their employers.
The UKRD group is headed by their CEO Mr William Rogers who has commissioned for the third year in succession Peter Austin of Alternative Images to produce framed pictures for all of the individual radio stations. A montage of images that were taken on stage receiving the awards has been designed by Peter to include the individual radio station logo along side the UKRD logo.
As a corporate photographer Peter has covered the awards evenings held by Best Companies in association with The Sunday Times for the past eight years being a regular spot in his diary.
Peter Austin with William Rogers of the UKRD Group
The group every year hold a managers conference at various locations throughout the UK. This year the location chosen was Kilworth House Hotel and pictured on the left Peter with William delivering the frames to be distributed to the various station managers.