Posted on Feb 18, 2022
National Training Provider Learning Curve Group (LCG), are delighted to announce their 37th rank in the Best Companies Top 100 list and 2 star accreditation. LCG also earned their rank positions as the 4th best Education and Training organisation in the UK and the 8th best organisation in the North East from the survey results from their employees. The training provider has also recently retained their Gold Investors in People status.
The award winning company, which has its head office based in County Durham, has grown in recent years to expand their staff numbers across the whole country to over 800. LCG employees, who call themselves the ‘Purple People’, have built up a passionate culture within the business and are a crucial part in making LCG an amazing place to work.
Brenda McLeish OBE, CEO of LCG, said: “I am delighted with our position in the Top 100 list and our 2 star accreditation from Best Companies. The best part about this achievement is that it’s awarded by feedback from our Purple People. Learning Curve Group would not be the successful, thriving business that it is today without our Purple People at its heart working hard every day to transform lives through learning. We will continue to make Learning Curve Group an amazing place to work and listen to our employees.”
On Friday 25th February LCG employees across the country will be celebrating their Best Companies ranking by finishing work early at 3:30pm to get together and enjoy some cake and fizz with their colleagues.
The training provider has recently announced its new employee benefits, Purple Perks, which came into place in January. LCG asked its employees what benefits would improve their work life balance and make them happier at work, to which the answer was ‘time’. The business listened to its employees and introduced early finish Friday’s, long service awards and buy or sell holidays.
Louise Clough, Director of People at LCG, said: “It is so important that we survey our employees regularly to understand how they are feeling and listen to them. We don’t just do these surveys as a tick box exercise, we use the results to engage with our Purple People better, understand what they want, and make LCG an amazing place to work. It is important to us that everyone is happy at work. This is why we have introduced our new Purple Perks to give our staff more flexibility and time with their families. I am so happy with our Best Companies results as it shows we are doing the right things to keep our employees happy.”
LCG also gave their employees two extra days of annual leave last year, in addition to their 26 days. Brenda McLeish OBE decided to give her Purple People a full day off after the England vs Italy Euro Final back in June, as she recognised this was such an exciting event that may be a once in a lifetime occasion and it was important for everyone to enjoy it with their friends and family. Brenda also decided to give her employees an extra day off on Christmas Eve, to ensure that after a tough year of Covid restrictions, employees could have extra time off to spend the festive period with their families.
The training provider has understood the clear benefit of listening to their employees and giving them flexibility. They believe that this is why their staff feel so engaged with the business, have a positive outlook on work and are dedicated to what they do.
Learning Curve Group are currently recruiting for a range of roles across the country to support the companies exciting growth period. They are on track to become the largest and most diverse training provider in the UK by 2025.