Price Bailey is once again awarded as a Top 5 Best Accountancy Firm to Work For, by Best Companies 2023, securing position 4 in the league tables.
This comes following an “outstanding” recognition by Best Companies in June 2023, where the firm received a 2-star accreditation for its exceptional commitment to employee engagement.
Price Bailey was also acknowledged as one of the top 50 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England and London and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK.
In the same year, the firm finished 20th in the Apprenticeships Top 100 Employers league table, and received the Workforce Developer award at the 2023 Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, recognising the “best of British business”.
Renowned for its people-focused culture, Price Bailey continues to champion a “Smart Working” policy, recognising that all employees have a life outside of work and placing emphases on working “smarter not harder”.
The firm also prioritises well-being and mental health, with volunteer Mental Health ambassadors helping individuals who may need urgent or impartial support and signposting – with all employee volunteers trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Commenting on the culture at Price Bailey, Martin Clapson, Managing Director, said:
Our goal at Price Bailey is to ensure that every employee finds fulfilment in the role and can see how their contributions allow us to deliver excellence to our clients.
“Our team thrives in a culture that values openness, curiosity and innovation and we empower our people to challenge the norm. This allows us to continually develop our offerings and services.
It’s great to see the firm awarded by Best Companies and we are committed to continuing to nurture the Price Bailey culture, prioritising our staff welfare, as we continue to grow and develop.”
2023 also marked the highest intake of trainee recruits to date for Price Bailey, with 41 new trainees joining the firm. In July, Duncan Crooks, a Senior Manager who leads the Resourcing function and specialises in trainee recruitment commented on the intake:
“We know that diverse talent can be found from all walks of life and academic backgrounds, so we are committed to ensuring that our trainee programmes are accessible to all young people who have a passion for accountancy and an eagerness to learn.
Our trainee programmes and the young talent they attract are the future of the firm and I’m delighted to welcome our 41 new starters.”
This year also marked the return of the firm’s annual in-person charity day following the pandemic.
The event, which was held in October, involved all four of the UK offices, with charitable activates including car washes, treasure hunts and a firm wide quiz, taking place across London, Norwich, Sawston and Bishop Stortford.
The firm’s volunteers were positioned at local train stations in Cambridge, London King’s Cross, London Charing Cross, Bishop’s Stortford and Norwich, gathering support and bucket collections from members of the public.
Price Bailey are soon due to announce the total amount raised, with the firm pledging to match the charitable donations up £50,000, which will be shared between the Samaritans and other local worthwhile causes.
Price Bailey was founded in 1938 with one office in Bishop’s Stortford and a single partner. Today it has 39 partners and 11 offices in locations across London, and East Anglia and a strategic international presence.
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