The list was compiled from feedback from over 65% of Howdens 11,000 employees.

Howdens, the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, has placed at number 10 in the Best Big Companies to Work For list 2022.

Companies appear on the list based on the feedback their employees gave through an engagement survey, with over 65% of Howdens’ 11,000 employees taking part.

Howdens had previously achieved 14th position in the Best Big Companies to Work For list when last participated in 2020.

Andrew Livingston, Chief Executive Officer, Howdens, said: “We are incredibly proud to have increased our ranking in this list. It’s based on our employee’s feedback and is a true a testament to the unique culture that all Howdens’ employees help to create.

“To achieve such consistently high scores demonstrates how much we care and invest in our people. While we take the time to celebrate this award, we always strive to be the best.”

As part of the process, Howdens was also shortlisted as one of five companies to receive the ‘Best Companies Giving Something Back Award’ in the big companies category, recognising its innovative approach in supporting charities and local communities, and its efforts to lessen its impact on the environment.

Kirsty Homer, Group HR Director, Howdens added: “Howdens was founded on the principle of being worthwhile for all concerned – our customers, our suppliers, our communities and, of course, our employees. Engagement is fundamental to that principle.

“Through listening and open communication, we better understand each other’s values and aspirations and, more importantly, how we can support each other to succeed. It’s the clarity of shared goals that drives employee engagement and business success for Howdens.”