Northumberland Business Awards: Employer of the Year Award winner – Arch

Karen Weir presents Arch Group director of business strategy Jacqui Kell with the Employeer of the Year Award.
Karen Weir presents Arch Group director of business strategy Jacqui Kell with the Employeer of the Year Award.

A development company that recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and supports team morale has been named Employer of the Year.

Arch took home the accolade at this year’s Northumberland Business Awards after judges praised it for its culture of staff engagement, creating a place to work where employees are valued and treated as individuals.

Sponsored by Weir Insurance, the award celebrates the business which equally values and supports its staff.

Director of business strategy Jacqui Kell said: “It is absolutely fantastic to win this award.

“It is great to have our achievements recognised.

“We provide free fruit to employees once a week to support healthy eating, and introduced the Better Health and Work Awards.

“The introduction of the health and wellbeing agenda at Arch has contributed to a shift in the perception of staff, and embedded their priority to look after the members of team Arch.

“We have some really talented staff and we want to retain them. We’re really happy to get this award.”

Maid to Butlers, Brucegate Dental and Alnwick Castle were also shortlisted for the award.

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