We’re very pleased at Hiscox to have be included in the Top 12 Most Admired Companies in Britain, according to research (external link) published by Management Today. The study which seeks to shed light on the corporate reputations of Britain’s top businesses, has highlighted Hiscox’s innovation, inspirational leadership and the ability to attract, retain and develop top talent.
The Management Today research was conducted in conjunction with Leeds Business School who asked Britain’s largest public companies in 24 sectors to evaluate their peers, then score each company out of 10 across 12 criteria.
We’re in esteemed company, joining businesses such as Unilever, who came top of the list for the third year in a row and Berkeley Group, the house builder that has topped its category for the 12th year in a row.
“You can lose my money, but never risk my reputation; it’s much harder to win back.” ‒ Robert Hiscox
The rankings are based on evaluation by our industry peers and is an attempt to quantify the value of a good corporate reputation. As an insurer, we know that reputations can take years to build and only seconds to destroy and protecting the reputation of our customers is core to what we do.
Innovation is also key to staying ahead of the game and Management Today’s report makes reference to Hiscox’s efforts to capitalise on the burgeoning market for cyber insurance. To build a market position we have worked hard to develop products that offer a simple solution to a complex risk, and know that we must continue to respond to the changing nature of cyber threats.
We need good people from a diverse range of backgrounds to do what we do, and aim to employ the best in the business. Our reputation as an employer of choice was cemented this week with a Glassdoor Employee’s Choice award as a Best Place to Work in 2018, an accolade entirely down to positive feedback from our employees on what it’s like to work here.
It’s the quality of our people that makes Hiscox stand out. So I’m pleased that their hard work, and dedication to putting customers first is being recognised.