Regional Charity ranked 34th on Sunday Times Top 100 not for profit organisations debut

Marking their 45th Anniversary throughout 2020, Anglia based charity Access Community Trust has just received another reason to celebrate after being acknowledged for the 1st time as one of the Top 100 Best Employers to work for by The Sunday Times and Best Companies.

Employees of the Access team attended the annual event in London, where over 2000 people gathered to hear the results. With only two regional organisations making the list, Access Community Trust debuted into the list in 34th position.

Judged against an 8-factor model, the allocade reviewed how the charity embraces and engaged with its workplace team and empowers them to reach their full potential whilst ensuring a pleasant and rewarding place to work.

The Trust, established in 1975, continues to work tirelessly with local communities throughout Suffolk and Norfolk to combat homelessness and social exclusion whilst promoting positive wellbeing and employment through its range of social enterprises.

Emma Ratzer MBE, CEO of Access Community Trust, speaking at the event commented,

“As an organisation that helps so many in need within our region, it is imperative to have a strong, resilient and dedicated workforce, which delivers Access’s values to the best of their abilities. It is my belief that to ensure we deliver the best service to our clients, who we support daily, we continue to empower and develop our staff members to be the best that they can be.

To debut in The Sunday Times top 100 list at position 34 is humbling and I am so proud to be part of and lead a strong, growing and dedicated family of employees, that truly do care about each other and the charity’s aims. They strive to go that extra mile in what can sometimes be trying situations. This award is about and dedicated to them!”

To celebrate this accolade, the charity will be taking part in #BestCompaniesDay on Friday 28th February, where it invites customers of its social enterprise brand of coffee shops SAMS to help celebrate with a freshly brewed coffee for just £1, alongside providing colourful and healthy celebration fruit hampers to many of its projects for staff and clients to enjoy.

(Left to Right) Nick Rodrigues, Editor of The Sunday Times Best Companies Supplement, Access CEO Emma Ratzer MBE with team member Lisa McDowell

To view the full list of winners click here