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Iceland named the UK's best big employer Friday, 24th February 2012
The Sunday Times has named Iceland Foods the UK’s best big company to work for.
Founder and chief executive Malcolm Walker was also named the best leader of a big company in the UK.
The budget frozen food retailer has moved up to the top spot after being named sixth in 2011, continuing a steady ascension that saw it ranked 13th in 2010 and 14th the year before.
“We’ve always known that Iceland is the best company to work for, not just in the UK, but in the world, and it is great to have this confirmed by such a respected independent survey,” Walker told The Grocer.
“When we first entered [the list] in 2009 I said I wouldn’t be happy until we were number one and I am absolutely delighted we have now achieved this goal. Our ranking is decided entirely by what our own people said during the survey about working for Iceland, so I want to say an absolutely massive thank you to all of them.
“They are simply the best team anywhere, and the fact that they have remained so positive and committed throughout all the uncertainties of our share sale is an absolute inspiration.”