Porterbrook achieves star rating from Best Companies

Ranks among the top 75 companies to work for in the Midlands

Porterbrook has been accredited as one of the Midlands’ top companies to work for and received a coveted Best Companies star rating, based on the results of an employee survey. For the past twenty years, Best Companies has surveyed thousands of employees and rated the UK’s top places to work, using a proprietary methodology which measures levels of workplace engagement and wellbeing.

The anonymous survey addressed how employees feel about a range of issues, including leadership, personal development, and giving back to the community. Porterbrook was found to have ‘very good’ levels of engagement across its workforce.

Porterbrook’s employees are involved in a wide array of projects, from managing a fleet of more than 4,500 rail vehicles, to developing innovative solutions to help decarbonise Britain’s railway. Last year, Porterbrook launched the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, HydroFLEX, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. Alongside its day to day operations, Porterbrook is also a long-term supporter of the charity the Railway Children and is a sponsor of its Three Peaks Challenge.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and Founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Porterbrook on this achievement. Best Companies have been producing the accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisations like Porterbrook have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook, said: "I am delighted by this accreditation from Best Companies, as we pride ourselves in being an employer of choice both in the Midlands and in the wider rail industry. Making sure employees feel engaged and valued is critical to meeting our goals as a company, delivering for our customers and realising our ambitious pipeline of innovative projects.”