Greg Mace and his Rapport team celebrating Best Companies success.
One of the UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work For
Rapport has been named runner up in this year's listing of the "UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work For" from the Sunday Times.
The company, which provides corporates with fully managed front and back of house guest services, ranked in 45th position in last year's list. In the 2021 rankings, Rapport also topped The Sunday Times "Business Services’ Sector Best Companies to Work For" list, also achieving a third-place ranking on the "London’s 75 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Greg Mace, Rapport Guest Services founder and managing director, comments: "Everyone at Rapport is incredibly humbled to have achieved such high positions in the Best Companies lists. After the year we have had, I cannot think of a better way to acknowledge the exceptional work of our fantastic Rapport team since the start of the pandemic.
As these three awards suggest, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our Rapport family feel supported, connected and positive about the future. Our people are at the heart of our business, and the culture at Rapport is second to none, and accolades like this serve to drive us on to continue to be one of the best companies to work for."
Donna Catley, Chief People Officer, Compass Group UK & Ireland, adds: "This is an outstanding achievement for Rapport. I am absolutely delighted that the Rapport team have achieved this accolade. It’s fantastic that the team has been recognised for their people focused approach. Despite the challenges the last year has presented, Rapport ensured all their teams were fully supported and have really excelled in their health and wellbeing provision. We are so proud to have Rapport as part of our wider company."
Rapport stepped up its training and development during lockdown, delivering over 12,500 person-hours of training between March and December 2020. The award-winning company also renewed its focus on employee health and wellbeing, introducing a number of innovative initiatives including a dedicated nutrition advisor to support the team and growing its company choir, who collaborated on numerous remote projects and produced a unique original song called The Rainbow After the Storm – the song symbolising positivity.
In December 2020, Rapport was awarded "Best Companies 3-star Status" which signifies world-class performance. Most recently, it has been recognised by The Caterer magazine as one of the "Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality".