betty Named In Broadcast's Top Places To Work In TV
BETTY NAMED IN BROADCAST’S TOP PLACES TO WORK IN TV
betty has been named in Broadcast’s Top 20 Best Places to work in TV 2017. The report, published by Broadcast, highlights that 18 per cent of betty staff are from diverse backgrounds.
The company is also singled out for using trainee schemes including Creative Access and the Mama Youth Project and for ring fencing an entry-level job to be filled by the disabled community to start in 2017. Staff regularly attend networking events aimed at people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the joint managing directors frequently speak at diversity seminars.
Among the perks offered at betty for staff and freelancers are free breakfast, subsidised massages and free weekly yoga.
To be eligible for the survey, staff were asked to fill in an employment engagements survey and bosses completed an employer benefits and policies questionnaire. The results were analysed by Best Companies Group which benchmarks a wide variety of industries. They then came up with a list of the top 20 comprising of 18 production companies and two businesses from other areas in the industry.
Joint managing directors Matthew Littleford and Neil Smith said: “It’s great that betty has been recognised as one of the best indies to work at. We are firmly committed to making the company an inclusive and diverse business and the report highlights our ongoing efforts in that area. We want it to be a place where people learn and grow, where family commitments are important and not an inconvenience, and where staff can have fun and do their best work.”
betty makes high quality programmes across all popular genres for major global broadcasters including The Undateables, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, Everest Rescue, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke, Tricks of the Restaurant Trade and Too Ugly for Love? With offices in London and New York it specialises in creating content to talk about. In 2011 betty was bought by Discovery Communications. Its shows have been sold to more than 63 countries worldwide.