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Bacs wins a spot in UK’s Best Workplaces™ roll call



Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs) - the organisation behind Direct Debit in the UK - was named one of the UK’s best workplaces, at a prestigious awards ceremony held last night (3 May).

The company made the final shortlist in the category for organisations with 20-49 employees, awarded by Great Place to Work® as part of the annual Best Workplaces™ rankings – this is the first time Bacs has achieved this honour, having first entered last year.

The methodology behind the ranking is one of the most rigorous available and uniquely comprises both an employee survey and an audit into an organisation’s management and HR practices. The award recognises the strength of Bacs’ leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies which have created a successful workplace culture.

Bacs CEO, Michael Chambers, said: “This represents a real team effort by everyone in Bacs to create a workplace in which all of our colleagues can flourish. As CEO, I’m immensely proud of the team we have which, day in, day out, goes the extra mile to deliver a first-class service with the utmost professionalism.”

Tom O’Byrne, Great Place to Work® CEO said: ‘We are delighted to see Bacs on our Best Workplaces™ list this year. It is a validation of the strength of their leadership and their commitment to creating the kind of culture which attracts and retains the best talent and where people have pride in what they do and want to do their best.

“The hallmark of a great workplace like Bacs is that their policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance.“​

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Notes to Editors:

About Bacs:

Bacs has been maintaining the integrity of payment related services since 1968, with responsibility for
the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of UK automated payment methods, Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit, as well as the provision of managed services for third parties, such as the Cash ISA Transfer Service, and the development, management and subsequent ownership of the Current Account Switch Service.

More than 120 billion transactions have been debited or credited to British bank accounts via Bacssince its inception; in 2016, nearly 6.25 billion UK payments were made this way, while a new record was also set in September 2016 with the number of transactions processed by Bacs in a single day reaching a high of 109.3million.

A not-for- profit entity which has maintained carbon neutral status since 2012, Bacs is a membership
company limited by Guarantee.

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About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to
create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help
employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the
organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be
addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from over 7,000 organisations
across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously
improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance.

We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their
achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.

We share our learnings through our research and publications at national, regional and global level, as
well as through conferences and events.

To see the 2017 Best Workplaces™ list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust, high-
performing workplace culture, visit

Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_UK.
For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit