IronmongeryDirect has been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2020, in a report compiled by Great Place to Work®. IronmongeryDirect was listed amongst 162 companies shortlisted for this award – a decision based on positive employee experience and HR and leadership practices that the company upholds.    

The Best WorkplacesTM  Award celebrates the companies that promote a healthy workplace culture through a combination of factors including employee trust, pride and camaraderie. Overall, 162 small, medium, large and super large companies were shortlisted – IronmongeryDirect ranked 59th out of all of the medium companies.

To achieve the award, the assessors examined IronmongeryDirect’s HR and leadership practices, policies and culture as well as responses to a Trust Index© survey shared with all its employees, completed anonymously to encourage honest responses. Overall, 86% of IronmongeryDirect employees said that the company “is a great place to work”.

The Trust Index© survey covers aspects including the credibility and fairness of management, whether employees feel that they are respected and if employees report a sense of pride in their work. Results from the survey account for ¾ of the final result.

IronmongeryDirect also provided detail of its policies that contribute towards the employee experience. This includes factors such as numerous employee benefits, how it inspires those that work for the company and transparent internal communications practices. This was part of The Culture Index©, accounting for the remaining ¼ of the final result.


Marco Verdonkschot, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “We are delighted to rank amongst a list of esteemed brands. To be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces is a huge achievement and is testament to our dedication to create a healthy workplace culture where our employees feel trusted, valued and loyal to achieving organisational goals. We are committed to driving our business performance through our biggest asset: our people, and I believe that the value and pride our employees place on working at IronmongeryDirect will ultimately be reflected in the customer experience.”

IronmongeryDirect is the UK’s largest specialist ironmongery supplier, with over 18,000 products, all with a minimum five year guarantee so customers can be sure of quality. The monitoring of competitor prices means customers always get the best deal. If customers need any advice or technical support, IronmongeryDirect’s skilled and highly knowledgeable team of GAI (Guild of Architectural Ironmongers) qualified specialists are available 7 days a week.

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