EY, Deloitte, Baringa and Protiviti named great UK employer

18 June 2019 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read

With an on-going war for talent meaning companies must do more than ever to attract new blood, a quartet of consulting firms have been listed among the best workplaces in the UK. The selection by Great Place to Work celebrated the efforts of EY, Deloitte, Protiviti and Baringa Partners in creating a vibrant and inclusive working environment for their staff.

Since 2000, Great Place to Work has conducted research into what makes a great workplace. According to the site, a great workplace is one where employees feel valued and trusted, have a sense of purpose, and are proud of what they do and who they work for. Top employers also focus on trusting, listening to and caring for their employees, with employee wellbeing being high on the agenda; effective leadership and line management, and a strong culture aligned to a strong business strategy, are also important.

In its latest due diligence on UK employers, Great Place to Work concluded that a select group of 120 employers can call themselves one of the UK’s best workplaces. Among them are four players from the consulting industry.

EY, Deloitte, Baringa and Protiviti named great UK employer


Location: London
Employees: 15,600

In the last 12 months, EY has introduced a number of new initiatives to help support its UK staff. In recognition that financial worries can significantly affect a person’s wellbeing and performance at work, EY opened a ’financial wellness hub’. Late last year, meanwhile, EY also introduced a week of special paid leave for those experiencing domestic abuse – an initiative welcomed by domestic abuse charities.


Location: London
Employees: 17,590

Deloitte’s UK wing has put 6,000 of its most senior leaders through extensive inclusive leadership sessions, rolled out mandatory online inclusion development sessions to all its people, and ensured that they are able to escalate any concerns they may have when it comes to respect and inclusion.

Baringa Partners

Location: London
Employees: 582

An independent business and technology consultancy founded in 2000, Baringa Partners offers every employee a total of 10 Training Points per year which equates to a total of £5,000. These points can be spent on a range of internal or external training courses, conferences, coaching, or contribute towards the cost of professional qualifications. Last week, Baringa was also named one of Europe's top employers.


Location: London
Employees: 227

According to Protiviti, it is working to create a diverse company culture and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of collaboration. The firm deploys a tailored recruiting approach which sets out to understand how each candidate can potentially fit within the organisation.