A welcoming, diverse culture is just one of the reasons why Liberis’ employees choose to go to work every day. There are many other reasons, according to UK’s Best Workplaces™ ranking just published by Great Place to Work®. Liberis, the London-based leading alternative finance provider, was recognised in this year’s ranking along with 127 other UK organisations.
Liberis, which launched in 2007 and now employs 97 staff members, is on a mission to finance UK small businesses.
To date, the Hammersmith-headquartered company has helped over 7,000 small businesses, advanced £220m in funding through its innovative Business Cash Advance and supported over 35,000 jobs in the UK. Through continued innovation and investment from the likes of Paragon Bank and British Business Investments, the company aims to support an estimated 100,000 UK jobs by 2020, providing huge social and economic benefit to the UK economy.
Testament to Liberis’ fair, open leadership practices combined with a commitment to fostering a considerate company culture, Liberis prides itself in placing its employees above all. Teamwork, diversity, organisation image, well-being and innovation were all contributing factors to the company’s success in achieving this accolade.
Jo Tripp, HR Director at Liberis says: “It’s always been important to us that Liberis truly is a brilliant workplace, where we respect our people and look after them in the best way possible. So even before going into the Great Place To Work process, we genuinely believed that we doing a great job! Having an independent company come in to assess this – to mark where we’re getting things right, and the areas where we can improve – has been a really useful, rewarding experience.”
“Working on our application and assessment was a great opportunity to pull the team together too. It was so lovely to sit in a room and just talk about all the wonderful things we do, and to share that across all of our teams. It’s been a real celebration of culture!”
Rob Straathof, CEO at Liberis said: “Our employees’ development is a key value at Liberis and a lot of time is placed in nurturing their growth. Appearing in the Great Place To Work rankings is a true vindication of our values as a company and testimony to the hard work we as a team put in day to day.”