Britain's Most Admired Companies

Britain’s Most Admired Companies survey has been running since 1990 and gives an insight into the corporate reputations of the country's top businesses.

Using responses from board-level representatives, as well as analysts and City commentators, the survey is a peer-review of corporate reputation, as seen by a company’s closest critics – its competitors and financial influencers.

Britain's largest public companies and leading employers across 24 sectors are asked to evaluate their peers. Each sector comprises a maximum of 10 companies. Using 12 criteria, participants rate their sector’s rivals on a scale of 0-10 (0=poor, 5=average, 10=excellent).

The study, now run by reputation specialists Echo Research , adds up to a revealing exercise that gets to the heart of what makes business succeed.

Use the navigation bar to the right to read last year's results.

Britain's Most Admired Companies 2018 will be revealed at an awards dinner at Claridge's on 4th December, hosted by Haymarket Media Group's owner Lord Heseltine. The results will also be published on Management Today and in the national press.


“These awards are an annual highlight. Winning one was a very special moment personally and for the company, as judging reflects the views of a broad group of peers, business partners and competitors."
Nigel Wilson, CEO, Legal and General

“The awards are unique and valuable. They are judged by our peers and enable us to test our brand against the UK’s most respected companies."
Tony Pidgley CBE, chairman, Berkeley Group


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Nicky Dawson, international development director
Email: nicky.dawson@haymarket.com Tel: 0208 267 4669

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Jamie Thomas, content partnerships director
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See the full table

The 234 companies in BMAC 2017 ranked.

Britain's 12 Most Admired

The most reputable companies in the UK.

Britain's top in each sector

From banks to building supplies.

12 Measures of success

The 234 companies are ranked on 12 criteria.

BMAC 2017: Company Showcases

A little more about some of our most admired.

Previous BMAC results

View the businesses that topped the tables in years gone by.

Britain's Most Admired Companies 2017: Why reputation really matters

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