Sapphire Shines in Three Categories for Best Companies 2022

24 May 2022

Sapphire has been recognised as the 6th Best Accountancy firm to work for in the UK.

Leading contracting and accounting specialist Sapphire has been listed in a further two Best Companies 2022 categories, ‘39th Best Small Company in the UK’ and ‘51st Best Company to work for in the North West’. Achieving all 3 accreditations in their first year of entering is a massive success.

Sapphire has enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent years, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and IR35 legislation changes. Tackling these challenges head on, Sapphire has been driven by its motto; “Turbulence creates the opportunity to try and do things better.”

Sapphire staff, Bramhall

The Sapphire team celebrate the announcement

It was founded just under a decade ago by a group of experienced professionals with the aim of helping freelancers and contractors to fully understand their financial affairs, by providing real-time financial status information and unique personal advice.

One way for employees at Sapphire to advance in their careers and develop their skill sets is through their bespoke learning and development platform, Sapphireology. The online platform has been created to attract and retain the best talent at the accountancy and payroll provider, and includes everything from the company’s history and culture, through to specific modules for those looking to master their roles and learn about other departments. For those that are successful in ‘Sapphireology’, promotions and pay rises are on offer.

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The Sapphireology platform is just one initiative at the employee-owned company to make it a great place to work. A dedicated team made up from individuals across the business is also tasked with implementing ideas on everything from training, career development, and environmental issues to continuously improve the company’s culture as it enters its next phase of growth.

Mark Connor, Sapphire’s Managing Director said; “It’s a huge achievement for us to have featured in the Best 100 Small companies to work for. We believe high employee engagement is the key to providing as much value as possible for our clients. With this in mind, our ultimate aim is to become the best company to work for in the UK; we’ve still got work to do, but to be independently recognised as one of the best employers in the country is something we as an employee-owned company can all be immensely proud of.

We’ve got an amazing team here already, who are all extremely committed to helping us achieve our already ambitious growth plans. Alongside this, we’re constantly on the lookout for the best talent to come and join us, so we hope being recognised as one of the best employers to work for in the UK will only strengthen our position further.”

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A leading player in the contracting market, Sapphire provides a tailored range of Employed and Self-Employed solutions to contractors trading under the Sapphire Contracting brand.

The firm also comprises an SME accountancy division, Sapphire Accounting, and a newly created financial brokerage team, Sapphire Growth.

The firm, based in Bramhall, Cheshire, has over 50 members of staff and group turnover in excess of £300 million, boasting well more than 7,000 clients.

Company Directors: Mark Connor, Anthony Stevens, Lee Morrison.

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