Rygor recognised nationally for employee development

By Nick Batten on 24 June, 2024

The team at Westbury-based multi-franchise automotive company, Rygor Group Ltd. has been named as a UK Best Workplace for Development™ 2024 (large companies) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. 

Rygor Group’s inclusion on the UK Best Workplaces™ list 2023 and 2024, certification as a UK’s Best Workplace for Wellbeing™ 2023 (plus its certification as an official Great Place to Work® two years running) has been awarded because of overwhelmingly positive feedback from team members. 

The TRUST INDEX survey asked Rygor Group (which includes: Rygor Auto, Rygor Plant, Apex Body Solutions, Apex Van Solutions and newly-launched Rygor Land Systems) employees to respond to 60 core statements, which are asked consistently of all organisations taking part in the initiative. 

To compile the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List, Great Place to Work® reviewed Rygor Group’s company culture, benefits, approach to leadership and development, alongside anonymous responses from employees in the TRUST INDEX© survey. Great Place to Work® then used these data insights to benchmark Rygor’s employee value proposition and people strategy against employee feedback. Only the businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces™ status. 

Rygor Group’s inclusion on the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development™ list 2024 follows a significant period of enhancement for the award-winning automotive company. 

Last year, the Group underwent a full rebrand, and launched three new businesses, enhancing the range of quality services it offers customers. In addition, Rygor Auto launched its first passenger car aftersales offering at its site in Gloucester, and in June 2024, officially opened its Mercedes-Benz passenger car aftersales site in Heathrow – further extending the range of expertise offered. 

John Keogh, Rygor Group’s Managing Director, said, “I am so proud that Rygor Group Ltd. has been recognised yet again as a UK Best Workplace™ – this time for the ways we develop our team members. We know people come to work to feel fulfilled and we believe in providing opportunities to progress. Our team members are key in the next phase of our business’ growth and we’re always looking at what more we can do as a business to develop them. We’re always looking at ways we can further support our team to be the best they can be; whether that is through our bespoke in-house professional skills development programme, industry qualifications, our Rygor eLearnings, communications training, HR for managers skills hub, or even wellbeing seminars.” 

Kate Ruberry-Shoemack, Director of People and Communications at Rygor Group Ltd., added, “Over the past 12 months we’ve invested heavily in our company culture, and the benefits and initiatives we offer our team.

“For us, being a UK Best Workplace for Development™ isn’t a nice to have – it’s at the heart of our business and who we want to be and what we want to offer our team. We understand that to be the best in the industry, we must continue to do the best we can for the amazing team members already working for Rygor, and those who will join our team in the future.”

Pictured above: (top of page) Some of the team at Rygor