Milton Keynes company in Times top 50 employers list

Fay Sharpe, managing director of Zibrant
Fay Sharpe, managing director of Zibrant

A Milton Keynes company has been named by The Times as one of the top 50 employers for women.

Events agency Zibrant, with offices in Breckland, has been placed among companies including Microsoft, Lloyds Banking Group and Unilever, as a result of its commitment to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, and significant female representation at board level (50 per cent).

In order to be considered as one of the Top 50, Zibrant was required to demonstrate that gender equality is an integral part of its business strategy and that consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace covers the entire organisation, as opposed to isolated areas.

As part of a rigorous judging process implemented by campaign on gender diversity, Opportunity Now, Zibrant also submitted detailed information about both internal processes and external activity that promotes gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

Fay Sharpe, managing director of Zibrant, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that we’ve been recognised as one of The Times’ 50 top employers for women this year, particularly as compared to much of the rest of the Top 50, Zibrant is a relatively small organisation of just over 200 employees.

“At Zibrant, we’ve found it essential to recognise that male and female employees often require support in different areas, and try to provide a flexible environment to reflect this. This has meant that talented individuals – regardless of gender – have been able to progress within the company.”

This is the second year that Zibrant has been recognised by The Times. The company was first honoured in 2012.

Zibrant offers a number of employee benefits including a flexible working environment, childcare vouchers and an annual development programme, which results in an internal qualification and salary enhancement.

Zibrant is a leading events agency and global expert with head-quarters in Derby and offices in Canterbury, Godalming and Milton Keynes. The company specialises in corporate meetings, event production, event management, venue- finding, strategic meetings management and accommodation services. The agency has 20 years of expertise in finding bespoke solutions for events in a range of sectors.