Water company one of UK’s top employers

The North East’s water company has been named as the best employer of its kind in the UK.

Northumbrian Water Group is ranked as the number one employer in the UK utilities sector in business media firm Bloomberg’s 2016 list of the country’s best companies to work for.

Louise Hunter, its Director of Corporate Affairs, said: “We’re delighted to be named in the best UK employers list. This external recognition confirms what our employees already tell us — that we’re a great place to work, and in our own employee survey, 81 per cent of people told us they are proud to work for the company.”

The regional utility provider employs more than 3,000 people throughout the North East and supports 9,000 young people a year via its employability programme.