Part of the Tara Group, Cameron Homes, alongside sister companies Galliers Home and Keon Homes, has been ranked in this year’s exclusive ‘Great Places to Work’ and ‘Best Workplaces for Wellbeing’ nationwide listings.

Employing  250 local people across the region, the three companies are the only house builders to feature in the prestigious lists, leading the way in the industry with their commitment to creating a nurturing company culture and delivering employee satisfaction and excellent career development potential.

Ian Burns, CEO of Cameron Homes and Galliers Homes, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our companies and reflects our commitment to creating a positive, supportive culture based on our company values.  At its core, Cameron Homes  is a family business and our commitment to creating a positive, supportive culture flows through to ensuring our customers enjoy the very best services.

“The house building sector is often overlooked as a great career opportunity and our ethos of investing in people and creating an environment that encourages and supports careers is paying dividends, not only through awards such as this one but in attracting top talent to join us.

“At a time when we have invested further in a new graduate programme and new apprenticeships, it is particularly pleasing to be recognised for our achievements and see our people grow and develop.”

Richard Williams, managing director of Keon Homes, which specialises in building social housing as well as homes for private sale and rent, added: “It’s easy for companies to say they put their people at the heart of their business but often the reality doesn’t match up to this goal.

“Our founder Noel Sweeney was loved and respected for his commitment to giving people an opportunity to succeed, getting to know his team and supporting them to achieve their best.  This award is pleasing recognition that his legacy lives on across our businesses.”

With only 105 companies making the list for the ‘Great Places to Work’ and 93 medium-sized businesses listed in ‘Best Workplaces for Wellbeing’ across the UK, competition for rankings was fierce, with Cameron Homes placing 55th.

The Great Place to Work list listens to employee voices to determine what makes a truly great place to work. Organisations seeking a coveted place on the list must undertake a thorough, four-step process including a two-week employee trust survey and in-depth culture audit in order to achieve Great Places to Work certification. The annual ‘Best Workplaces’ lists is then selected from the pool of certified organisations with more than 20 employees.

The Best Workplaces for Wellbeing rankings comprise organisations which have succeeded in making their employees experience high levels of wellbeing in their workplace. To determine the list, culture experts analysed thousands of employee surveys, assessing their holistic experience of wellbeing at work though fundamental facts of employee wellbeing, including work-life balance, sense of fulfilment, job satisfaction, psychological safety and financial security. Evaluations also included an assessment of how well the organisation was able to deliver consistency of their employee experience across all departments and seniority levels.