Latin American restaurant group Las Iguanas are celebrating making the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the second time.
Rankings will not be announced until the official award ceremony in February with the full list, which celebrates the UK companies with the highest levels of staff engagement, published on 1 March 2015.
CEO Mos Shamel said:
“This is an amazing accolade and we are all immensely proud to be on the list for the second time. When the news that we had made the Top 100 came through I was very nearly knocked off my chair by the huge cheer around the office. That’s typical of the spirit of the whole team at Las Iguanas. We are first and foremost a people business and this achievement reinforces that.”
Las Iguanas also hold the Investors in People Gold Award and were the recipients of the Excellence in Reward & Recognition award at the inaugural IiP Awards 2014. Their incentive programme includes annual staff trips to Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Guyana, competitions to get dishes and drinks on to the menu and the Iguana Awards ceremony.
Three new restaurants are due to open by March in Torquay, Woking and Swansea creating 120 new jobs and bringing the total estate to 41, with a fast growing pipeline in place from April 2015.