The pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry has been recognised in the prestigious “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020” list. The accolade recognises the MTC’s employee engagement and teamwork.
The MTC has been rated number 77 in the list, and accredited with a coveted Two Star rating.
MTC chief executive Dr Clive Hickman said the honour reflects the efforts taken to ensure the MTC is a great place to work, and that employees are engaged, highly valued and looked after.
“When the MTC was founded 10 years ago there were just two employees. Since then we have grown to more than 800 of the most talented engineers and technicians in Europe. It is pleasing that we should get recognition for being an attractive employer, which will help us to continue to recruit the best talent available at all levels in the organisation. We have ambitious growth plans and the quality of our people is vital.”
“Despite our rapid growth, we have tried to maintain engagement with our employees and we operate as one big team. The enthusiastic support that our people give each other adds to our technical capabilities and allows us to offer great support to manufacturing in the UK.”
Chief executive and founder of Best Companies, Jonathan Austin said,
“I would like to congratulate the MTC on its achievement. Best Companies has been producing the accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisation like the MTC have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”
The MTC received its status in the list for its Best Companies index score from the Best Companies survey which measures how engaged people are at work and how they feel about their employer.
The awards were presented at a special ceremony held at Battersea Evolution in London.
The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.
From left to right; Nick Rodrigues, The Sunday Times; Clive Hickman, chief executive, MTC; Vicki Sanderson, HR director, MTC