William Blair was named a “Best Mid-Sized Company to Work For” in the UK in a Best Companies’ survey released on May 21.
The firm also was recognized as a best financial service organization.
The survey conducted by Best Companies, an employee engagement consultancy, measures workplace engagement across several categories. Employees are asked to rate their manager, their company, their company’s commitment to giving back to local communities, the quality of the company’s leadership, pay and benefits, wellbeing and work-life balance, and opportunities for personal growth.
William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm, has more than 20 offices worldwide. The London office has a workforce of about 100 employees serving institutional investors and the European banking community.
Anu Sharma, head of European investment banking for William Blair based in London, said: “We are honoured William Blair was named a ‘Best Company to Work For’ in the UK, a recognition of our dedicated team members who have provided exceptional service to our clients and served their communities during a year of unprecedented change.”
Tom Ross, head of international distribution for William Blair Investment Management based in London, said: “This honor underscores William Blair’s mission of empowering colleagues, delivering client success, and engaging in our communities. I am truly proud of how William Blair employees embraced the tremendous changes we all experienced in the past year with agility, creativity, and empathy.”
The independent, employee-owned company has its own charity foundation that matched employee contributions for COVID-19 and social equity programs to reach total donations of more than US$1,000,000 for those causes in 2020. In addition, William Blair has supported UK charities throughout the years, including Wrap Up London, City Harvest London, and Ronald McDonald House UK.