• Kia UK named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in the large company category
  • Kia were also ranked in the Best Workplaces for Women last year

Kia UK has officially been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2024 by Great Place To Work®.

Officially announced last night at the prestigious Best Workplaces Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House and hosted by Comedian Katherine Ryan, the company ranked highly in the large company category.

Excellent responses were given by Kia staff on areas such as working atmosphere, trust in management, corporate strategy, pride in working for the company, benefits, facilities, and sense of security. Great Place To Work® performed rigorous evaluations of hundreds of employee survey responses alongside Culture Audit™ submissions from leaders at each company to create the 2024 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list. They then used these data insights to benchmark the effectiveness of companies’ employee value propositions against the culture their employees actually experience.

Kia Awarded best workplace in UK

Only those businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces™ status.

Gemma Benbow, People and Organisation Director at Kia UK Limited said: “We’re proud to achieve this accolade in addition to being included in last year’s Best Workplaces for Women. A company is only as good as its people, so it’s fantastic that Kia UK has not only been independently certified as a Great Place to Work® but also recognised as one of the top large employers in the UK. Employee satisfaction is hugely important to us as a customer-focused organisation, so it is great that they have reported positive experiences towards their colleagues, leaders, and jobs.”

People are the foundation of Kia UK’s ‘Power On’ strategy and the business has a real focus on developing, supporting and retaining employees. In early 2023, the company launched its ‘Inclusion Plan’ to cover leadership, recruitment, talent, and support for employees with a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Policies have been updated and new development offerings have been created to help Kia become a better and even more diverse employer. The company regularly brings employees together to celebrate success and marks the standout contributions of individuals through an employee recognition scheme.

Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place To Work® UK, said: “At Great Place To Work®, our overarching goal has consistently been to enrich the world of work by empowering companies to evolve into exceptional organisations that cater to everyone. We wholeheartedly endorse the idea that what’s ‘better for business’ aligns with what’s ‘better for people’, ultimately contributing to a better world For All™.

“Year after year, it’s truly inspiring to witness a growing number of organisations earn a spot on our UK’s Best Workplaces™ List, we’ve seen our client’s Trust Index scores increasing meaning the bar for being on this List getting higher. This recognition is no mean feat and highlights companies across the UK that excel in fostering high levels of trust in leadership, instilling pride in their workforce, and cultivating strong camaraderie among colleagues. These crucial elements collectively contribute to creating workplaces where employees feel they can truly be themselves and thrive in a supportive environment. Congratulations to Kia UK for being part of our 2024 UK’s Best Workplaces™ List.”

In July 2023, Kia UK was named one of the Best Workplaces™ for Women by Great Place To Work®, for providing an inclusive work environment for all and ensuring there is a positive and supportive environment for women too. Kia was officially accredited as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation in May 2023.

On International Women’s Day (8 March 2024), Kia UK celebrated by further putting the spotlight on employees, with the announcement of its relaunched employee resource group (ERG) for women, ‘Thrive’, as well as inviting a guest speaker to discuss how making an organisation more inclusive is ultimately better for everyone. The group aims to offer a safe space for people to talk and come together, create change, generate new ideas and discuss current issues.

To view the full Great Place To Work® UK’s Best Workplaces™ List, visit: