Berry makes Sunday Times Top 100 Companies List

Berry Telecom, one of the UK’s leading business phone systems supplier, was last night recognised as a Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For (2019). The Sunday Times Top 100 List represents the best companies in the UK to work for according to survey responses from employees at those organisations. Late last year, Berry was notified that it’s staff engagement scores had reached ‘extraordinary levels’ and was so awarded Best Companies three-star accreditation, the highest standard available. But it was only at the prestigious ceremony held last night at London’s Battersea Evolution that Berry learned it has achieved 81st place on the Top 100 List.


Berry staff and Board of Directors at the Battersea Evolution

In addition to the nationwide list, Berry climbed up the rankings further to make 6th place on the Top 100 companies in the South West Region. The regional list represents companies from all industries and size and so is an incredible achievement for the seven-year-old telecoms company taking part in this initiative for the first time.

Berry decided to take part in the Best Companies scheme to not only have its workplace officially recognised as a workplace of choice, but to use the results to help further improve its offering to staff. The engagement survey measures how staff feel about eight different factors, Berry scored exceptionally well in the Leadership, My Company and My Team categories which reflects the focus it has put on staff motivation, development and team building.

Berry’s Co-owner and Finance Director Jo-Anne Udy when speaking about the company’s accomplishment said: 

“We have always thought we had something special going on at Berry, a unique vibe, a positive working culture and a real family-focus, but to have this officially acknowledged by such a trusted and reputable authority as the Best Companies organisation, this for us is a very special accolade.”

Simon Langford another Berry Co-owner went on to add: 

“We’ve always felt that if we look after our staff, they will look after our customers, so for us this really does mean our customers are in safe hands. On behalf of Paul Hallam, Jo-Anne Udy, Andrew Legg and myself, the Berry Board of Directors, we’d like to thank our staff for their continued enthusiasm and belief in what we’re trying to build here at Berry. We know we have the best workforce in the business!”


L to R: Berry Board of Directors Paul Hallam, Simon Langford, 

Andrew Legg and Jo-Anne Udy

Berry Telecom was established in 2011 by Paul Hallam and Simon Langford who after working for another telecoms providers thought “we can do this better ourselves”, almost eight years later Berry now has close to 100 employees, two office locations and a string of industry awards. In 2019, Berry plans on further expansion and is in the process of doubling the size of its sales team. Berry Telecom is the UK’s number one reseller of Ericsson-LG business phone systems and are experts in the field of cloud and PBX systems, networks, mobiles, calls, lines and business broadband.

To find out more about which other companies are on the Sunday Times List 2019, you can visit https://www.b.co.uk/the-lists/