Excalibur engagement excellence recognised in 2023 UK Best Companies to Work For

By Nick Batten on 6 November, 2023

Swindon-based Excalibur Communications, the leading South West communications and IT solutions provider, has been recognised as a Best Companies, UK Top 50 Best Small Company to Work For 2023. 

This is the first time Excalibur has been a Top 50 company and marks the fifth year of securing a Top 100 accreditation since 2017. On top of this, Excalibur has been ranked third in the Telecoms Top 5 Best Companies to Work For and is the South West’s 34th Best Company to Work for 2023.

Best Companies is a national accreditation scheme that offers a true measure of workplace engagement and is an established benchmark of employee engagement within British business. It reviews detailed data on company benefits policies, processes and facilities alongside confidential staff surveys that include reviews of leadership, wellbeing and opportunities for growth.

Speaking about Best Companies 2023, Peter Boucher, Excalibur CEO, said, “We know that if our team are fully engaged, it boosts job satisfaction and inevitably, drives Excalibur forward. The Best Companies to Work For 2023 accreditations highlight our efforts in continuing to make Excalibur a great place to work. We are particularly proud to be a top 50 company and named as a top three, Best Place to Work within our own telecoms sector.

“Alongside our culture, a key driver for partner engagement has been the implementation of a more dynamic People Plan. Spearheaded by our People Director, this plan is reviewed by our Board each month. Far from paying lip service, this process ensures that every team member is properly supported, in both their careers and individual wellbeing.”

The Excalibur Communications team

A key objective for Excalibur is to be ‘Famous for Customer and Employee Engagement’, and in 2023 the company has seen engagement levels rise with 19% of employees, who the company calls ‘partners’, being internally promoted, including to Senior Leadership and Board positions, 40% of partners completing the Living Leader development programme and Sales productivity increasing by 25%.

Excalibur Partner Engagement Goals have been realised through its People Plan, Reward and Recognition and Company Culture. The firm’s teams are brought together as much as possible via in-person business updates, team check-ins, and an abundance of staff events; in 2023, this has seen a World Mental Health Day event, an annual Awards Party, and a joint team challenge, raising £12,000 for local causes. 

The awards took place on Thursday 2nd November in London.

Pictured: (top of page) Peter Boucher, Chief Executive Officer of Excalibur Communications