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Veramed achieves ‘World Class’ 3 star Best Companies accreditation

Veramed achieves ‘World Class’ 3 star Best Companies accreditation



[London, April 13th, 2021] Veramed, one of the UK’s fastest growing Contract Research Organisations (CRO) providing specialist statistics and programming services to the biopharmaceutical industry, has been accredited with a three star rating by Best Companies, showing ‘world class’ levels of employee engagement.


The prestigious accolade granted to only a fraction of organisations worldwide, was awarded following Veramed’s exceptional grading in the Best Companies ‘B Heard’ employee survey covering company culture, leadership, charity initiatives, mental health and more. 


Veramed achieved its outstanding rating thanks to its demonstrable commitment to employee development, wellbeing and mental health programmes, a flexible work-life balance and company wide charity initiatives to promote employee satisfaction and engagement. The initiatives include:


  • The Veramed Excellence Programme - providing employees with specialised support, practical training and industry exposure, ensuring a 90% staff retention rate.
  • An industry leading Graduate Training Programme - a 12 week, hands-on programme to nurture and develop early-career talent with a 96% retention rate since 2018.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme dedicated to mental health awareness, with free access to support and counselling services for mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.
  • Regular 'Pulse' surveys to track the employee experience and set up the necessary support networks.
  • Commitment to flexible work schedules that instill a modern-day work-life balance based on individual needs.
  • B Corp accreditation to ensure Veramed meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.


“I am incredibly proud to see Veramed achieve a 3 star rating and be recognised as a world class employer with Best Companies.” said CEO and Co-founder, Matthew Jones, “As a CRO with people at its heart, this achievement is down to how we operate as a team and how we live by our core values of integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do. In what has been a tough year for many, we have come together and adapted as a team, which makes this achievement that much more special. We are committed to giving our employees the right environment, tools and support to thrive and we will use this recognition to help steer our continued progress well into the future.


The accreditation cements Veramed’s position as a forward-thinking employer prioritising mental health and employee development in an evolving working world. The award further boosts Veramed’s strong reputation for staff retention across its UK, Europe and US locations and delivering high-quality outcomes for its portfolio of global biopharmaceutical clients.


Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Veramed Limited on their achievement. Best Companies have been producing the accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisations like Veramed have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”.

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Last Updated: 15-Apr-2021