Press Statement – Bureau Veritas awarded for second year running Top Employers United Kingdom certification

Birmingham, 14 March 2014:  For the second year running Bureau Veritas UK Limited has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings and has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification.  Out of a strong field, Bureau Veritas was ranked in the top twenty of companies receiving certification.


The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world. Those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.   Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification.


Paul Barry, Chief Executive, North West Europe, Bureau Veritas comments:


“We are delighted that Bureau Veritas UK has been recognised yet again by the Top Employers Institute as one of the UK’s top employers and are particularly pleased to be ranked in the top twenty.  To receive such a prestigious award two years running reflects the value that we place on our employees.  We join over 70 other esteemed companies that received this year’s award including: Bentley Motors Limited, Camelot Group of Companies, DHL Express UK, Estee Lauder Companies UK, Harrods, RWE npower and Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd.


“Over the past 12 months we have focused particularly on developing management skills and providing career development opportunities. 200 employees completed our Management Development programme, 90 line managers participated in ‘Managing Performance’ workshops and a further 90 employees attended our Line Managers Career Development workshops.   We have also invested significantly in our flexible benefits packages, such as dental coverage and enhanced medical insurance provision.  In addition, we continue to provide a wide range of core technical skills training for our operational field based employees, such as a Chartered Engineers programme.


“We recognise the importance of investing in our employees’ professional and personal development and offering a stimulating and rewarding workplace culture.  To be an employer of choice we need to have an exceptional employee offering and this award is a real endorsement of our people practices.”



Notes for Editors:

The Top Employers Institute assesses employee offerings on the following criteria:

  • Primary Benefits
  • Secondary Benefits and Working Conditions
  • Training and Development
  • Career Development
  • Culture Management

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit:


About Bureau Veritas

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high-quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. Bureau Veritas is recognised and accredited by major national and international organizations and works across a wide range of industries worldwide. The UK business is headquartered in Birmingham, has 1190 employees and is based in office locations stretching the length and breadth of the UK.


In 2013, the group posted revenues of €3.9 billion; the company has 61,600 employees worldwide, with 1,330 offices and laboratories, in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (stock symbol: BVI).



Gaye Charlton
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