Full-service digital agency, Steak, has achieved ‘one star status’ in the 2010 Best Companies accreditation scheme, which awards an elite ‘Michelin style’ star rating system for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement.

Based on staff feedback, organisations receive a Best Companies index score that determines their star rating compared to a fixed standard. 1,086 companies from both private and public sectors applied for Best Companies accreditation this year, of which 402 were awarded star status. Steak was one of only 28 media companies to meet the standard.

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, stated “We would like to congratulate Steak on their outstanding achievement. An engaged workforce is essential as organisations move out of the recession and into a more stable economic situation. No doubt many organisations have tackled redundancies and rapid change this year. But organisations like Steak that have kept on engaging their staff and making sure they are involved in the business will be in a good position for the future and should be congratulated for their efforts.”

Oliver Bishop, Steak’s CEO, commented, “In a challenging year we’ve managed to keep Steak’s people motivated and engaged, and develop our practices and processes to make Steak an even better place to work. We’ve gone from being ‘one to watch’ in 2009 to star status in 2010 and I’m delighted with this achievement.”

Published on: 2:25PM on 2nd February 2010