Celesio UK, which includes the LloydsPharmacy network, is certified as one of the Top Employers United Kingdom 2014

Celesio UK is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings including use of colleague performance management tools and development programmes such as ‘MyPad’ and ‘Reflections’.

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. Celesio UK has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification.

The Top Employers Institute (formerly known as the CRF Institute) globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in the UK. Celesio UK is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification and is delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified Celesio UK’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

The Top Employers Institute assessed Celesio UK’s employee offerings on the following criteria:

  • Primary Benefits
  • Secondary Benefits and Working Conditions
  • Training and Development
  • Career Development
  • Culture Management

Eleanor Nickerson, Manager of UK Operations for Top Employers Institute: “In 2013 we’ve seen trends of the last couple of years starting to come to fruition with many Top Employers starting to reap the results from the coaching, mentoring, and apprenticeship programmes they’ve implemented.

“We’re seeing a heavier focus on succession planning, in particular with companies developing their current and future leadership. Many of our certified companies have developed creative and inclusive leadership programmes that help to develop their top talent and ensure that it’s a win-win situation – you have engaged employees who have an exciting and rewarding career path ahead of them, and organisations with talented, long-term leadership that’s aligned with their business.”

Commenting on the recognition, Karan Paige, HR Director at Celesio UK said;

“Achieving the status of being one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2014 is a superb achievement for our organisation: it demonstrates that there are some great things happening across Celesio UK that we can be really proud of. 

 “This award is a springboard for us to keep improving our colleague experience, so that wherever colleagues work within Celesio UK they are able to deliver great experience for our customer s and give them compelling reasons to come back to us again and again.”


To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit: www.top-employers.com