Alzheimer’s Research UK places 19 in East of England’s ‘Best Companies’ to work for

04 November 2022

Cambridgeshire-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has again been recognised as one of the Best Companies to work for in the East of England.

The charity, with its head office in Great Abington, has been accredited as a 3* World Class organisation and placed as the East of England’s 19 Best Companies to Work For. This is accolade is measured by an extensive survey, asking employees about different workplace engagement factors including: My Company, My Team, My Manager, Personal Growth and Wellbeing.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is also celebrating being named as one of UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, placing 48, and Charity’s 3 Best Organisations to Work For, along with being shortlisted for a special award recognising the work undertaken on reducing their environmental impact.

Dedicated to better understanding, diagnosing, treating and reducing the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Since the charity was founded in 1992, Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £38.2m in research in the East of England, where over 52,000 people are living with dementia. The charity is currently investing in 28 research projects in the area, including at the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia, worth £7.5m.

Earlier this year, results for the Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, made history, proving it’s never been more important to continue supporting vital research to find life-changing treatments and one day, a cure, for people living with dementia.

Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“It’s an honour to be recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the East of England for the third year running, an award that could not be made possible without our dedicated employees.

“Dementia is our greatest medical challenge and without life-changing preventions and treatments, one in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime. I’d like to thank our brilliant workforce who recognise the power of their efforts and continue to wave the flag for dementia research, so that one day, we will end the heartbreak of dementia.”

Alison Kelly, Director of HR at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“It’s a privilege to have been given the opportunity to work alongside some of the most passionate, inspiring, and dedicated people over the last six years. This year, I have seen a real strength among our team as we regain momentum after the difficult and uncertain economic period that COVID-19 brought us. I’m incredibly proud to be part of such a forward thinking and supportive organisation and knowing that the work we’re doing is changing lives.”