Festival City Theatres Trust, which operates the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh, was announced in position 84 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015 at an awards celebration in Battersea.
The Trust was the only theatre organisation included on the list and only one of four Arts / Education sector companies, along with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Bible Society and the National Trust. The full list will be published online and in The Sunday Times on Sunday 15 March as part of The 100 Best Companies to Work For 2015 lists.
This is the second major accolade for the Trust this year, after it was recognised in January 2015 with the prestigious Investors in People Silver Accreditation for business improvement through people.
The ‘best companies’ listing and the Silver accreditation from Investors in People recognise the Trust’s commitment to their employees and demonstrate a solid foundation of good practice.
Commenting on The Sunday Times Best Companies’ success and the IiP award Chief Executive of Festival City Theatres Trust, Duncan Hendry said, “We’re delighted to receive this recognition. We’ve worked hard to build a supportive working environment where people enjoy their work and share values of collaboration, consideration and professionalism. This award acknowledges that and the sustained efforts of our team.”
Festival City Theatres Trust, a registered charity, was set up in 1994 to open the Festival Theatre Edinburgh and merged with the King’s Theatre in 1998. The Trust employs 200 people, and operates both theatres as receiving theatres , with an eclectic programme featuring the best in touring drama, international contemporary dance and ballet, west end musicals, concerts and comedy.