The Best Companies to work for list was published last week and I’m still experiencing a mix of wonderful emotions to see three of our members win the highest 3* rating. Just 205 firms from 2.8 million active companies in the UK were awarded this accolade.

Because I know the leaders of these companies very well, and what they each do for their respective businesses, it caused me to consider what they’ve got that others haven’t. In many respects they are quite different, but in several key areas they’re very similar – I’ve identified three characteristics that to my mind are key ingredients for the incredible success of Moneypenny, Street Group (Spectre) and Ashtons.

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