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Carey Olsen Bermuda Ltd took top honours at the first attempt, making a perfect debut in the eleventh edition of the RG Business Top Ten Employers Awards, presented by PwC.

The international law firm’s success marked the second successive year that a first-time entrant topped the rankings after professional-services firm Frontier Financial Services pulled it off in 2018. Frontier scored well again, placing third.

FedEx Express, the most successful employer in the history of the Top Ten, placed second for the second year running, to add to the company’s four first places.

There was one notable first for 2019: the first educational establishment to make the standings, as Warwick Academy claimed sixth place. The school was one of four newcomers to the Top Ten this year, along with re/ insurance companies Lancashire Insurance Ltd and Athene Holdings Ltd, and top-ranked Carey Olsen.

FedEx, another former winner Bacardi, and Fireminds, cemented their status as great employers by making the grade once again, while Frontier, ABS and Horseshoe Group, built on their debut success of 2018 with a second successive Top Ten ranking.

The survey is based on the views of employees, with the data processed by Global Research, a leading quantitative research firm who partnered with the magazine on this project for a ninth year. Professional-services firm PwC Bermuda provided generous sponsorship for an eighth consecutive year.

Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader, said: “PwC congratulates this year’s winners for setting a high standard for what Bermuda’s employers can achieve. We commend each of the Top Ten Employers for leading the way in

creating a workplace culture where their people can perform at their best.

“At PwC we believe in empowering our people to find a sustainable balance between work, well-being and personal growth. Each of our winners should feel proud of their success in this area and of their outstanding employee benefits, career growth opportunities and corporate responsibility initiatives.

“We are pleased to continue our support and sponsorship of these prestigious annual awards, and we are delighted that this year saw a record number of entries representing a wide range of industries and services.”

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