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Startups' new owner MVF in sixth position, with Startups 100-listed Ovo Energy, BrewDog and Young Gun-founded Zuto also ranked in the index

The Sunday Times has announced its 2017 index of the 100 Best Companies to Work for, with’s new owner MVF ranked in sixth place for the UK, and first place for London.

This is the 17th year for the index which canvasses the opinions of hundreds of thousands of employees on key factors such as leadership, wellbeing, pay and benefits, a company’s impact on societies and local communities and to what extent it challenges its staff.

As well as Young Gun-founded and Startups 100-featured MVF, there were a number of other familiar names on the index: Startups 100-listed gas and electricity company Ovo Energy, founded by Young Gun Stephen Fitzpatrick, was ranked at 20 and Startups 100 independent brewery BrewDog, founded by James Watt and Martin Dickie, came in at 80.

Gym chain Pure Gym, which merged with Startups 100 company The Gym Group in 2014, also made the list in position 91, while Young Gun-founded car finance platform Zuto was ranked 93rd.

The annual index also listed the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, with Startups Awards-nominated carwow ranking ninth, Startups 100-featured Ella’s Kitchen, the organic children’s food company,  in 26th, and employee benefits company Perkbox, last year’s Startups 100 number two business, in 70th position.

Helathcare recruitment start-up TFS Healthcare, founded by Young Gun Ben Cambage, was ranked 96th.

857 businesses registered to take part in the 2017 index, with 82 new entries making the final line up.


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