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CPC recognised in UK's Best Workplaces for Development™ 2024 list


By Toby Belshaw

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) has officially been named as one of the UK's Best Workplaces for Development™ 2024 by Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.

CPC ranked 56th in the brand-new UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List which recognises companies making employee development a key part of company culture and this recent news come after earlier this year CPC was recognised as one of the UK’s Best Medium Workplaces.

The listed workplaces offer employees the chance to better themselves, to learn new skills, and to progress within the organisation. By being included in the List, the companies have demonstrated they understand that development is not one-size fits all, and they actively support every single employee to undertake their own tailored journey of growth. Because of this, their people are fuelled by a sense of purpose, feel valued by their employer, and give their best to the organisation.

CPC’s inclusion on this exclusive list officially acknowledges the ongoing commitment to development, innovation, and employee growth. In the past year we have invested over £45,000 in training for our employees and over 1500 hours of CPD to ensure that our employees are well-equipped with the latest skills and knowledge, which leads to improved performance and productivity. 

CPC People Development Director Jane Davies said, “ I’m very proud to be part of such a tremendous team at CPC and delighted that we have been recognised and named on the UK's Best Workplaces for Development™ 2024 list. Our people are the heart of our organisation, and we work hard to develop and foster a learning and development culture here. I want to personally thank the team for taking the time to complete this survey and for their ongoing support and hard work towards CPC’s vision to be the procurement partner of choice for the education sector.” 

“Employee training and development isn’t just about teaching employees to do their jobs. It’s about showing employees they are valued and that there is a path of progression available. When employees don’t see opportunity, they don’t bring their best selves to work and productivity and retention will be adversely impacted,” said Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place To Work® UK.

“Employee development is future-focused and evidences a commitment to employee’s long-term growth. It ensures your people feel valued, and feeds into the overall company culture and strategy.Each year, we recognise organisations whose thriving workplace cultures are enabling both their people and their business to flourish. Opportunities for learning and development are a crucial element of this success, which is why we’re so thrilled to be recognising this year, for the very first time, the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development. Congratulations to Crescent Purchasing Consortium for being part of our 2024 UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List." 

To compile the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List, Great Place To Work® reviewed each company’s culture, benefits, approach to leadership and development, alongside anonymous responses from employees. These data insights are then used to benchmark each company's employee value proposition against the culture employees actually experience. Only the businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces™ status.

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