A company that owns two restaurants in Bucks has been named The Sunday Times Best Places To Work.

Heartwood Collection, which owns the Jolly Farmer in Chalfont St Peter and Brasserie Blanc in Beaconsfield has been recognised by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s best places to work.

Heartwood met the stringent requirements with an average 81 per cent engagement score in the workplace survey, 9 per cent above the average industry engagement rating.

Measuring reward and recognition, information sharing, empowerment, well being and job satisfaction, Heartwood Collection scored ‘excellent’ in four out of the six workplace categories.

The survey results highlighted that Heartwood’s employees feel supported in their career development and they are recognised for the valuable contribution they make to the business.

People director at Heartwood Collection Helen Melvin said: “We are delighted to have been placed in the Sunday Times Best Places to work.

"It reflects the time and investment we put into creating workplaces our teams are proud of, where they feel recognised and valued.

"The insights we have gained from taking part also highlight how we can continue to ensure Heartwood Collection remains a positive working environment for everyone.”

The result follows the Group’s recent double win at the Publican Awards, winning ‘Best Operations Team’ and ‘Best Managed Pub Company (1-50 sites)’ for Heartwood Inns and the Restaurant Magazines R200 ‘Best Food Led Pub Group 2023’.