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Kantar Worldpanel named in The Sunday Times Top 100



Kantar Worldpanel named in The Sunday Times Top 100

Kantar Worldpanel UK is celebrating its listing in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies for the fourth year. The market research agency was listed 72nd in the 2014 ranking of this prestigious scheme. It is a double-celebration as Kantar Worldpanel Ireland has also been recognised in the equivalent Great Place to Work Ireland competition. This is the first year the company has entered Ireland’s respected listing and it was ranked 11th in Best Small Workplaces in Ireland.

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, created by Best Companies, is based on staff opinion across on eight key factors of workplace engagement including management, employee well-being, personal growth and positive impact on society. The leadership of Tim Kidd was highlighted by Kantar Worldpanel staff as a significant factor in employee satisfaction, with 79% of people feeling inspired by their managing director and 75% stating that he runs the company on strong values. Additionally, 81% of staff feel they make a valuable contribution to the success of Kantar Worldpanel, which they describe as having a “strong sense of family with colleagues who go out of their way to help each other”.

Great Place to Work Ireland,, also measures and recognises success in employee engagement. The scheme assesses staff satisfaction through measures including fairness, respect and credibility, to determine the trust and pride employees feel for their organisation.

Tim Kidd, managing director of Kantar Worldpanel UK, Ireland and USA, comments: “The recognition for both our UK and Ireland companies is a fantastic milestone for Kantar Worldpanel. We are proud to have continued building on our success, rising further up the Top 100 and joining the Ireland ranking for the first time.

As these rankings show, taking pride in what we do is engrained in the fabric of Kantar Worldpanel. Our staff embody this pride, bringing it to their work, clients and colleagues. Our role as trusted advisors to our clients is built in the strength and quality of our staff. We’re pleased to see that our people identify the value of their contribution to the success of Kantar Worldpanel.”

About Kantar Worldpanel

Kantar Worldpanel is the world leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on continuous consumer panels. Its High Definition Inspiration™ approach combines market monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored market research solutions.

With over 60 years’ experience, a team of 3,000, and services covering more than 50 countries Kantar Worldpanel’s expertise of shopper and consumer behaviour has become the market currency for brand owners, retailers, market analysts and government organisations globally. To have one of our experts speak at your upcoming event get in touch.

Proud to be one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For in 2011 we deliver unique insights and commentary in fields as diverse as FMCG, impulse products, fashion, baby, telecommunications and entertainment, among many others.

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