Plumbers merchant in Top 100 companies to work for in UK

Positioned at number 76 in the country

25 Feb, 19

Plumbers merchant Williams & Co has been listed in the Top 100 Companies to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times.

Plumbers merchant in Top 100 companies to work for in UK

The company was announced as the 76th best company, at the awards ceremony in Battersea Park, London.

Last year, Williams & Co made it onto the London Stock Exchange’s Top 1000 companies to inspire Europe.

In addition, in 2018, it also achieved an “Outstanding” accreditation from The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for competition.

Established in 1972 in Portsmouth, as a local plumbing and heating trade merchant, Williams & Co now has 36 trade counters.

It also boasts three regional fulfilment centres across England, offering a same day delivery service across the country.

Managing director of Williams & Co Ray Stafford commented: “I can’t make this a great place to work. Along with colleagues in the senior leadership team, I can make mistakes which wreck the workplace culture, but even our best work will not make it great.

“The very most that the senior team can achieve is to create an environment in which everyone else can make it a great place to work.

“Workplace culture comes from a thousand little interactions with team colleagues and how your line manager treats you when you are going through a tough time, whether your ideas are listened to, and lots of other, relatively small things which collectively can make or ruin every day.

“Everyone contributes, but the supervisors, team leaders, assistant managers and branch and department managers are among the most critical in making or breaking the workplace culture.”