2018 Best Workplaces in the UK

LONDON, 26 April 2018Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, was named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute UK for the fourth consecutive year. The firm ranked no. 19 in the Medium Category for 2018. The recognition, given annually, honours organisations with high trust, engagement and culture among its employees and leadership.

“It is a huge honour to again be recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute,” said Alexia Beattie, Baird’s Human Resources Director in Europe. “Because this award is driven mostly by feedback from employees, it is both humbling and gratifying to see Baird’s name on the list and know that our ongoing commitment to being a best place to work is recognised.”

In addition to appearing on the UK’s Best Workplaces list for the past three years, Baird has been recognised for the past 15 years on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S. This year, Baird ranked no. 12 on the list, the firm’s tenth consecutive year in the Top 25.

The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. The methodology used by Great Place to Work® to create the UK Best Workplaces list includes both an employee survey and an audit into the organisation’s management and HR practices. To be successful, participating organisations must achieve a high minimum score in their employee survey, a survey which measures the levels of trust and engagement in the organisation. The award also recognises the strength of leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies to create its workplace culture.

For additional information, please contact:
Baird Public Relations                                                                           
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About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $200 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. Robert W. Baird Limited and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.