Recruitment outsourcing specialist de Poel (now trading as GRI) has been added to the annual Best Companies to Work For listing.

Securing a place in ‘75 Best Companies to Work For in the North West’, significantly this is the first time Best Companies has produced regional lists – in partnership with Business Insider.

The listing comes after a management buyout in 2016 – in which Andrew Preston, group MD at the time, assumed the role of CEO after he and the management team acquired a majority stake in the business from the previous owner and founder – and a powerhouse deal in January 2018 – in which de Poel was acquired by Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI), creating the world’s largest pure play neutral vendor.

Andrew Preston, CEO, said:

“After I took up the reins 18 months ago, it is fantastic to be recognised for our commitment to employee engagement and dedication to making de Poel a great place to work, with the Best Companies listing.

“The MBO – and recent acquisition – have provided the perfect springboard to relaunch the business; ringing in changes, formalising company values, investing in technology, introducing a new way of working and delivering record performance.

“Our core values of collaboration, integrity, success and excellence and mantra of ‘Win More, Do More, Be More and Together More’ are demonstrated throughout the organisation on a daily basis.

“I very much look forward to continuing to nurture our organisation as an exciting business with opportunities for everyone, grow our leading position and deliver high performance, year on year”.

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