Vision Security Group (VSG), is celebrating after being certified as a “Top Employer” for the fifth year running.

The company, which offers security services across the UK, was recognised by The Top Employers Institute as a “Top Employer UK 2016” for providing its colleagues with an excellent working environment, during a ceremony on Wednesday, 10 February.

The Top Employers Institute is a global body which reviews the working environments that organisations create for their colleagues.

It analyses employers on a number of criteria including workforce planning, culture, leadership development, performance management, talent strategy as well as learning and development.

VSG, which employs more than 6,500 people across 2,000 locations in the UK, has now met these standards annually for the past five years and is delighted to be certified as a leading employer.

Barry Dawson, Business Director at VSG, said: “It is a great achievement for VSG to be certified as a Top Employer for the fifth year in a row and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far.

“Our people are key to our business’ success and are central to everything we do. We remain dedicated to providing an outstanding working environment for our colleagues while also offering great benefits as well as excellent training and development opportunities.”

Since its launch in 2000, VSG has become the fastest growing company in the UK’s security sector. The company offers total security solutions include guarding, system, remote monitoring, training and background screening.

Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute: “The Top Employers Institute examines the HR practices and offerings that each participating company puts in place for its people, to create and maintain optimal employee conditions.

“Our in-depth examination concluded that VSG provides an outstanding employee experience, with high quality initiatives that engage, reward and motivate employees, ensuring that people can develop themselves personally and professionally, and build a rewarding career.”