Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone celebrates achieving three star accreditation in the annual Best Companies to Work For – 2021 – for employee engagement, which is classed as world class levels of employee engagement and is the highest star rating you can achieve. At the Best Companies Awards on 21 May 2021, Touchstone ranked 35th in Best Large Companies to work for in the UK, 3rd Best Companies – Charity to work for in the UK and 12th Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber.

Touchstone has been a top 10 Best Company since 2017 and has been in the top 100 since 2013. Alison Lowe, CEO at Touchstone commented “Touchstone is delighted to have been placed 35th in the Best Large Company to work for list, as a result of moving from the  Best Not for Profit Best companies list in 2021. This is a massive endorsement of the quality services our staff have continued to deliver during the most difficult of times for us all.  I am so proud that Touchstone colleagues have been validated in this way, their care, compassion and skill are second to none and they deserve all the plaudits that this ranking gives them.  As I look to a future where I no longer work for this fantastic organisation, I know Touchstone is extremely well placed to continue to inspire communities and transform lives.”

Touchstone provides mental health and wellbeing services to over 10,000 people annually throughout West and South Yorkshire – mainly to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and often in partnership with other organisations.

Touchstone regularly wins national accolades for its best practice in diversity and inclusion. In addition to Best Companies Lists for employee engagement, the charity is ranked 44th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list. Touchstone is also Investors in People Platinum accredited.

For more information about Touchstone’s accreditation, please follow the link https://www.b.co.uk/companies/touchstone