A charity based in Hammersmith which helps young Londoners prepare employment has itself been named as one of the top 20 best places to work in the UK.

The Resurgo Trust, in Macbeth Street was named on the list in the annual UK Best Workplaces Award.

Great Place to Work, which organises the awards, say winners are more likely to employ staff who are engaged and enjoy their jobs, and also find it easier to recruit new staff.

Resurgo Trust founder Tom Jackson said: “We are thrilled to be named as one of the UK’s best places to work. At Resurgo we have worked hard to create an environment where staff are valued. We strive for excellence and want everyone to succeed.”

The non-profit organisation runs the Spear programme which helps disadvantaged 16 to 24 year olds into work , and was named Charity of the Year by the Guardian in 2013. It runs programmes in Chelsea, Fulham , Hammersmith, Harrow and Shepherd’s Bush . Bethnal Green, Camden and Clapham Junction.

It was launched in 2004 and now helps 750 young people every year.

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Mr Jackson continued: “Through our Spear programme, which helps unemployed young people get into work, we encourage young people to set high aspirations and to strive for professional excellence.

"Our staff work incredibly hard to change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in London. This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire team.”

Great Place to Work is an internationally renowned consultancy that helps organisations create a working culture where there is trust and engagement. CEO Tom O’Byrne said: “We are delighted to see Resurgo on our Best Workplaces list this year.

"It is a validation of the strength of their leadership and their commitment to creating the kind of culture where employees enjoy coming to work and want to do their best.

“The hallmark of a great workplace like Resurgo is that their policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance.”