(29 April 2021) London, UK- Elavon, which is part of U.S. Bank, has been named one of the U.K.’s Best Workplaces™ in 2021 for the second year running by Great Places to Work, a global organisation that benchmarks workplace culture. Elavon’s designation this year is in the large organisation category, and U.S. Bank’s Global Corporate Trust and Opayo by Elavon (formally Sage Pay, acquired by Elavon in 2020) are also recognised in the honour.
Elavon was benchmarked against large UK-based companies on a range of criteria for culture, management and benefits based on employee feedback and an independent audit. Elavon was highlighted as a centre for Excellence in Wellbeing after being measured on six workplace criteria: working environment, financial security, mental and physical health, interpersonal relationships, work-life balance and fulfilment.
During the COVID pandemic, Elavon supported employees as they worked remotely, prioritising health and safety and encouraging flexibility. New remote learning was made available and included courses on mindfulness and stress management, improving personal resilience, diversity, equity & inclusion and enhancing technology skills. Additionally, employees participated in virtual walks, online events, Courageous Conversations, and Yammer groups for encouragement and support.
Commenting on the achievement, Hannah Fitzsimons, President and General Manager for Elavon, Europe, said: “We are delighted to have been honoured for the second time as one of the best places to work in the U.K. It is a testament to the positive, inclusive and healthy culture we have been able to build and promote at Elavon with our employees.”
Tom Cubitt, Head of U.S. Bank’s Global Corporate Trust- Europe, added: “We are thrilled to be included on the Great Places to Work with Elavon list this year. Throughout the pandemic, we have been committed to helping employees thrive and so that we maintain our commitment to customers each day.”
Elavon, U.S. Bank and Opayo have U.K. offices in Newcastle and London.