Small satellite mission provider, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), has been recognised as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, and the only space industry company to make the listing.
SSTL ranked number 89 out of the 997 companies that took part, with staff giving a top 20 score to finding their work stimulating, saying they feel proud to be working for the world's leading provider of small satellite missions. SSTL was also recognised as a 1* (First Class) Best Companies To Work for the third year running. Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Group Chairman and founder of SSTL, added: "Since SSTL's formation in 1985, highly motivated people have been the company's most important asset. The innovation and total commitment that our staff bring to each and every project, enables us to satisfy our customers in a technically demanding field. We reflect this view in striving to make SSTL the very best place to work" Jackie Orme, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said: "Being a Best Company to Work For is not just about prestigious listings and names up in lights. Engaged staff understand when times are tough and will respond by going the extra mile. Their companies will be the ones best placed to emerge strongly in a recovery."