Marshalls plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer of superior concrete and natural stone hard landscape products has been voted one of Britain’s most admired companies in a recent survey by Management Today and Nottingham Business School.
Results from the analysis show Marshalls coming out on top in the Building Materials and Merchants sector, third in the Community and Environmental Responsibility sector and twelfth in the overall ‘Most Admired League Table 2007’, only fractions from some of the UK’s biggest brands such as Rolls-Royce, Diageo, Capita Group and J Sainsbury.
Chris Harrop, Group Marketing Director for Marshalls, said:
“Marshalls is really very proud of this achievement which is based on peer group ratings and consolidates our status as market leader. In the Most Admired League Table, Marshalls has climbed a very significant 40 places this year, which is a true testament to our commitment to providing innovative products, inspirational design and expert installation whilst ensuring that our business is conducted in a highly sustainable manner.”
Highlights of the company’s year include a host of new innovative products, new customer services, pioneering ethical and bio-diversity initiatives, operational and product carbon reducing programmes and its increasingly recognised work in the community. Marshalls is also continuing to encourage people of all ages to be involved and celebrate good garden design through its three year sponsorship of the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Management Today survey, in conjunction with Nottingham Business School asked Britain’s 10 largest public companies in 22 sectors to evaluate their peers on their performance against nine criteria: quality of management; financial soundness; quality of goods and/or services; ability to attract and retain top talent; value as a long-term investment; capacity to innovate; quality of marketing; community and environmental responsibility; and use of corporate assets. This was also supported by leading City analysts who were polled.