CHESHIRE-based Peaks and Plains Housing Trust has gained recognition at The Sunday Times ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ awards, when it was rated as 21st in the UK’s top 100.

The annual rankings recognise organisations with a deep-rooted commitment to being the best they can be in every aspect of the workplace and supporting the day-to-day working lives of their staff.

This year alone, 897 organisations entered and 250,000 employees were surveyed, making it the largest survey of workplace engagement in the UK.

Peaks and Plains, which operates in Knutsford and the surrounding villages and across Cheshire and High Peak, employs a workforce of 229 and is dedicated to supporting its employees with a host of positive initiatives such as regular health and wellbeing days, flexible working, a work-based pension, healthcare cover, complimentary flu jabs and regular staff events.

Led by chief executive, Tim Pinder, the organisation was rated as number 38 at last year’s awards, as well as receiving the ‘Best Improver’ Award.

Despite this success the trust has continued to improve employee engagement throughout the year, which is reflected in this year’s high ranking.

Tim Pinder said: “We are thrilled to have come in at number 21 in this year’s Top 100 – this is a real improvement on last year’s results.

“With so many other highly reputable companies in the list, it is a great honour to be rated so highly, especially since that rating is based on direct feedback from our staff.

“Our success is testament to an outstanding team, with an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional services. We are, of course, always keen to improve and remain focused on ensuring Peaks and Plains is a great place to work.”