A KNUTSFORD car dealership has been awarded second place in the Sunday Times 'Best Big Companies to Work For' awards.

Sytner Group owns the Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, McLaren and Bentley garages in the town as well as hundreds across the country.

This is Sytner's best ever result and continues a trend that has seen them become the only UK company ever to achieve a top five position for six years in succession.

The Sunday Times survey reflects the views of the firms employees - a record 79 per cent of whom responded.

According to the poll, no other workforce believed they it could contribute as much to the success of their business, feel as proud or as stimulated by their job as the team at Sytner, which represents some of the world’s leading brands, including BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Land Rover, Porsche & Ferrari.

Darren Edwards, managing director, said: "If you are having fun you are more likely to work together as a team. It is that teamwork which ensured we had a record year in 2014 and it is what makes Sytner the best, most consistent, Big Company to work for in the UK."

And the culture goes beyond getting the day to day job done too. The company actively encourages support for charities and staff even get a day off each year to volunteer for local good causes.