Legal practice Thorntons, has been awarded the titles of Large Scottish Employer of the Year and Best Scottish Employer of the Year at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2016.
The firm which employs more than 400 employees across its 10 offices collected this accolade at the Awards Ceremony in Glasgow on Wednesday 5 October.
Jack Robertson, Chairman at Thorntons, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the titles of Best Large Employer and Overall Best Scottish Employer 2016. We have invested in our firm through a number of strategic mergers in recent years and our legal and support teams across all our locations are vital to our continued success. We carried out an Employee Survey earlier this year and were thrilled with the positive feedback we received from people. As a service business, a high level of colleague engagement is crucial to delivering excellence to clients.
“We continue to invest in our training and internal developments at Thorntons as we look to ensure that our colleagues appreciate the value they add to the firm and our client services.”
The Business Insider Best Employer Awards aim to recognise and reward companies who put employees at the heart of their business, promoting development and health & wellbeing to strive in their industry.
The Large Scottish Employer of the Year category is open to all large Scottish headquartered companies with more than 150 employees.
This accolade comes on the back of the SME300 result where Thorntons was recognised for the biggest recruitment rise with its employees rising from 229 to 430. This rise in recent years has been a result of the firm’s recruitment drive and growth plans.
Thorntons has offices in Anstruther, Arbroath, Cupar, Edinburgh, Forfar, Kirkcaldy, Montrose, Perth, Dundee and St Andrews.