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RENTSHIELD DIRECT, part of the Barbon Insurance Group, is celebrating a double success after being named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, and winning ‘Best Improver’ at last week’s award ceremony.
The listing is arguably one of the highest accolades in the business community and is ranked based on honest, unbiased feedback from staff members across a number of criteria, from wellbeing to development opportunities.
Rubbing shoulders with some of the UK’s best-known brands and companies, Rentshield Direct is delighted to have made the list for the first time in its history. It also picked up ‘Best Improver’ award (for mid-sized companies), a separate accolade that recognises the company’s commitment to improving staff satisfaction and engagement.
Martin Totty, chief executive of Barbon, said: “This is a huge achievement for Rentshield Direct and for the Group as a whole, it’s testament to how hard the team works to create an encouraging, inspirational environment for everyone. We are incredibly proud of our team here, and I couldn’t be more delighted for them.
“On behalf of the management team, I’d like to thank our staff for taking time to provide their opinions about the company, and our workplace, and we look forward to celebrating with everyone in the coming weeks.”
Rentshield Direct is part of the UK’s largest tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company, with 35 team members located at its Teignmouth office.
To mark the achievement, Rentshield Direct will be holding a ‘Best Companies Day’ event at its Teignmouth office on March 2, with activities, giveaways and competitions for staff to show the company’s appreciation for their support.
Explaining how staff wellbeing is at the heart of the business, Helen Lloyd, head of facilities at Barbon, said: “We have a series of programs and workshops for our staff to help them become the best they can be, both in and out of work, so to win Best Improver is a great recognition of those efforts.
“We pride ourselves on offering the very best for our teams, and the take-up of initiatives such as our Wellbeing Agenda – which promotes a healthy work/life balance – has shown that staff respond well to the company’s attitude towards them.”
Martin added: “Our commitment to provide the very best for our customers is mirrored by our drive to support our staff in the best ways we possibly can as these two go hand in hand.”

We’ve been named a top employer in The Sunday Times 2018 list

Each month we release the Rentshield Rental Index, keeping you abreast of rental patterns and trends from your area and throughout the UK.
Key headlines from the January 2018 Rental Index
  • Average rents across the UK rose by 2.4% in January 2018 when compared to the same month a year previously; the average monthly rent is now £909
  • Rents in London increased by 2.3% in January 2018 than in the same month of 2017; the average rent in the capital now stands at £1532 a month
  • When London is excluded, the average UK rental value was £760 in January 2018, this is up 2.3% on last year
  • Rentshield’s January Rental Index reveals that rents rose in 11 of the 12 UK regions covered in the research

The January Rental Index