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Eden named in Newsweek’s list of UK’s top 100 most loved workplaces for 2022

Newsweek today announced their first annual rankings for the UK’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® list - and the Eden Project came in at eleventh place.


Early morning sun rising up over Eden Project Biomes


The 2022 UK’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® are the result of a collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company.

The results were determined after surveying more than 1.4 million employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000.

The list recognises companies that put respect, caring, and appreciation for their employees at the centre of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.

Dawn George, Eden’s Chief People and Culture Officer, said today: “This award is great recognition of all that we do at Eden to ensure this is a place where people love to come to work and be part of a thriving team.

“We are a values-led organisation where the employee voice and contribution is vital. We encourage team members to look at their personal values and how these cross over with Eden's and we weave the values through how we work and support everyone.”

Eden opened to the public in 2001 and since then the educational charity and social enterprise has attracted more than 23 million visitors to its home in a former clay quarry.  In Cornwall and beyond, Eden employs 430 people and has 120 volunteers.

How positive workers feel about their future at the company, career achievement, how much employer values align with employee values, respect at all levels, and the level of collaboration were the five critical areas measured to gauge employee sentiment.

In addition, areas such as inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging, and company response and adaptability to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as return-to-office rules, were identified and analysed in relation to the five critical areas measured.

BPI and Most Loved Workplace Founder and CEO Louis Carter said: "The companies on this list represent the best at placing love at the centre of their employees’ experience.

"The number of applications this year and analysis of survey data reinforces our original findings that love is the strongest predictor of the strength of a company's culture, employee engagement, and satisfaction."

For the full Newsweek list of 2022’s Most Loved Workplaces, visit