ILKLEY-based online training provider, High Speed Training, has been listed as one of ‘the best 75 places to work in Yorkshire and Humberside’ by industry body, Best Companies.

In addition, the company is featured as ‘one of the best 75 places to work in Yorkshire and Humberside’ and ‘The UK’s 100 Best Small Companies to work for’ - as voted for by employees themselves. The listings come after the training company received a 3-star accreditation rating for its commitment to workplace excellence, which is the highest level of attainment awarded and is viewed as a ‘world class standard’ by Best Companies.

The training provider, which offers courses in food hygiene, mental health training, safeguarding and health and safety amongst many others, has certified over 1.5 million learners to date through its online training courses.

Dan Jordan, CEO of High Speed Training, said: “The truth is, no company can become an exceptional place to work without that desire coming from the team that works there. A great place to work is about working with people who care and feeling like you are empowered to do a great job.

“As we continue to work from home, this has been more true than ever. Witnessing the adaptability and camaraderie High Speed Training employees have shown over the last 12 months has been a privilege and I just want to thank them for the growing community we have all built together.”

Brenda Peake, Head of HR at High Speed Training, said: “We’re thrilled to have been recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Yorkshire, and one of the top 100 small companies in the UK! Not to mention - one of the top 25 places to work in education and training in the country, which is an accolade we should all be proud of.

“At High Speed Training we are committed to putting people first and one of our core values is that we are all building a company ‘together.’

“This achievement is testament to the quality of our staff and culture which is built firmly around teamwork.”

The company has been awarded the prestigious accolade for its approach to workplace engagement, representing ‘world class’ levels of engagement. Such achievements come after High Speed Training implemented a number of new initiatives to support its staff during the pandemic, such as company-wide wellbeing schemes, ongoing virtual support and virtual socials to support mental and physical health.

The company also introduced regular recognition initiatives through online softwares Betterworks and Perkbox. Staff members, as well as senior leadership, are encouraged to publicly recognise colleagues for their hard work and use quarterly allocated budgets for teams or individuals to claim “perks” of their choice.

Best Companies has over 20 years’ experience in helping organisations measure and improve employee engagement using a robust methodology, with their accreditation standard certifying excellence in the workplace since 2006.

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, said: “Congratulations to High Speed Training on their fantastic achievement of a 3 star accreditation, which demonstrates that they take workplace engagement seriously and continue to put their people at the forefront of all they do. This has been rewarded through world class levels of engagement – well done indeed.”

For more information and to find out more about High Speed Training’s extensive offering of online training courses, visit: