Chess CEO and Founder David Pollock said:

“This week we achieved ten consecutive years in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK'.”

“In four of those ten years, we’ve been in the top three, reaching first place in 2018.”

“Our Chess Blueprint vision is to build a business we can be proud of. Easy to say much harder to deliver. It’s something that takes hard work, determination, bravery, constant change, evolution, positive attitude, loads of energy, belief, desire and above all passion.”

“Chess is a great place to work because of our great people. Everyone wants to work for a great company but it’s those people working together as one team who make it great.”

“I’m so proud of our people and their commitment to our culture. They are as passionate about making Chess a great place to work as they are passionate that we are a great place to be a customer.”“We thank all our customers, partners and employees for their support.”

Kate Wood, Director of Culture, added: 

“I am equally proud to achieve number 12 this year as I was when we placed first last year. It might sound strange, but, this year we’ve transformed. We’re in the midst of a transition from old world to new world and for any business that can be hard.”

“We know we’re on the right path for both the growth of our customers and our people, but with change comes an incredible amount of pressure. To still achieve number twelve shows our people are passionate about their personal growth and that of the business.”

“I am so proud to be part of Team Chess and to make the list for the 10th year running.”

Best Companies methodology is widely recognised as the most academically rigorous measure in present workplace engagement. 

Chess People benefit from health plans, a share-option scheme, flexible working hours, complemented by some more unusual benefits such as massages, breakfast clubs, the Harvest Festival rule, flu jabs, sponsorships for qualifications and happiness training conducted by the company CEO David Pollock.