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Best Companies

Every year, we ask our team to anonymously tell us what they think of working here. Best Companies, the organisation behind the Sunday Times Awards, carry out the survey for us and this year, have recognised us as a 'very good' place to work.

Employee Engagement at Frettens

We take employee engagement very seriously at Frettens. We want to create the best possible working environment for our team.

Every year the whole team take part in a survey for Best Companies which is the organisation behind The Sunday Times Awards.


The results and feedback help us to establish what we can do to improve the environment, working conditions and generally make people feel a lot more involved within the organisation.

Best companies to work for

Responses are completely anonymous we share all the results and feedback with our staff and we use a feedback to continually improve the working environment. 

We were recognised for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 and were recognised as a 'very good' place to work as a result of our good engagement score. We were also recognised as one of the top 25 law firms to work for, the top 25 companies in the South West, and the top 50 best small companies in the UK.

Best Law Firm to work for South West Best Small Company to work for Frettens Solicitors

Recognition as a best company to work for

This year’s survey also highlighted the following areas as worthy of special recognition. Whilst private healthcare is a great benefit we offer to employees, we were particularly pleased to be recognised for Long Service, having a high percentage of women 

Matthew Fretten on employee engagement

"One of the things that is very easy to say is we put our staff front and centre of everything we do. It's a different matter when you actually run an anonymous survey every single year and ask your staff to confidentially rate you out of 10.

If we can’t measure employee engagement, we can’t really claim to have an engaged workforce.  I’m very pleased to say through the Best Companies survey we’ve had some very terrific results. There is plenty of stuff to work on and we do take it very seriously and action all the things that come out of it."

Employee Engagement at Frettens by Operations Manager, Catharine Snow

In the video below, our Operations Manager, Cat Snow talks about how we use the results of our annual employee engagement survey to continuously improve the working environment for our team.