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Capital One is celebrating after being named the best place to work in the UK for a record third consecutive year.

Staff at Capital One enjoy the best working environment in the country, according to the Great Place to Work® Institute.

Representatives of the company were presented with the Best Workplaces in the UK 2015 (large category) accolade at the Institute’s awards event in London on May 13.

The outcome was based on a survey of the credit card business’ employees and a rigorous assessment by independent experts of workplace culture and management practices.

The company has been rated number one in the awards’ large category – open to all UK businesses with over 500 employees – for three years running.

Karen Bowes, International Vice President of HR at Capital One, said: “We are thrilled to be the recipients of such a prestigious award for a record third year running. Our ambition is to make lives better and this underpins everything that we do.

“We’ve worked hard to create and maintain an environment that truly is a great place to work and we look forward to building on this in years to come.”

As a measure of staff advocacy, 24 per cent of new recruits in 2014 were referred by existing employees.

Tom O’Byrne, CEO of Great Place to Work® UK said: “This is the third year that Capital One has topped the large category which is a record for Great Place to Work®.

“We are tremendously proud to be part of their achievement – not only for Capital One itself, the people who work there and the customers they serve – but for helping to change people’s perceptions about the financial services industry, setting a benchmark for other financial institutions to match and helping to improve the industry as a whole.

“They share our passion and commitment that by trusting and respecting people there are virtually no limits to what an organisation can achieve.”

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