Sarah Atkins, Director of People and Culture at EAAA, said: “Whilst I have always believed EAAA is a very special place to work, having national recognition is something that means a huge amount. These awards, based entirely on staff survey results, give our supporters and patients the insight that our critical care is managed by a group of very special individuals who together form a phenomenal team. To be awarded the top spot in the charity sector, and to place highly both regionally and nationally means an incredible amount to all of us. Nothing we do would be possible without the fantastic community which keeps us flying”.
“We managed to coordinate everyone in the charity watching the results online. I wouldn’t be surprised if air traffic control heard the whooping from the crew room when the first place was announced for the Charity Sector. Employee engagement is something that we’ve embedded into our DNA as we strongly believe that supporting and developing our staff ultimately gives our patients the best care possible. There is no team I would rather be part of and no service I would rather call on if the need arose.”
EAAA has maintained the Best Companies world-class, three-star rating for employee engagement, previously awarded to EAAA in 2019, when the charity last took place in the survey and was named 7th in the Top 100 Not for Profit Companies to Work For.
EAAA has recently also won Employer of the Year in the Norfolk Business Awards (November 2020) and SME Cambridge Business Awards (April 2021) achieving both local and national recognition for its commitment to its staff and is setting a brilliant example for local employers and not-for-profit organisations.