The Berkeley Group has been named Britain's second most admired company across all industries at the 2017 Management Today Most Admired Companies awards.
As well as ranking first for inspirational leadership, the quality of goods & services, financial soundness, quality of management, and value as a long-term investment, Berkeley also took home the top award for most admired company in the construction sector at the multi-industry event at Claridges in London.
Berkeley is currently building some of the best new communities in England, including the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, Woodberry Down in Hackney and Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich, all of which will be home to more than 10,000 people.
Last year, the company supported more than 30,000 jobs and committed half a billion pounds to affordable housing and community facilities while contributing over £2.6 billion to the British economy - the equivalent of £32 for every person in the UK.
The Berkeley Group has also had more than 850 apprentices on its sites and offices over the last 18 months and is creating 519 acres of public realm and planting 9,500 trees across London and the South of England.
Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of the Berkeley Group, said:
"I fundamentally believe that building more good homes changes people's lives and transforms our society. It gives people pride and puts the aspiration back into communities. It is a huge honour for Berkeley to be voted one of Britain's most admired companies and shows that new development can be a real force for good in this country."
"Above all, I would like to thank our staff. This is a direct result of their hard work, helping to create a commercially successful, socially responsible business. We hope to go one better at the Awards next year!"