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The UK’s Best and Worst Bosses Located


The Cities in the UK where Britain’s best and worst bosses are located have been revealed.

According to a survey of 1,024 UK employees published in the One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper, workers in Manchester report having the highest opinion of their bosses – with 63% of employees in the home of Kellogg’s rating their manager as either “good” or “excellent.”

Bigwigs in Southampton stole second place with 62%.

Bosses in Leeds – where ASDA Walmart and are headquartered- followed closely behind with 61% rated positively by workers.

These were closely followed by those in London (58%) and Glasgow (57%).

Nationally, 56% of the UK workforce were positive about their boss’ performance – and just 13% described them as ‘poor’ – suggesting overall, British bosses are an effective and popular bunch.

Alan Smith, UK Managing Director at One4all Rewards, commented:

“It’s great to see how many workers have a high opinion of their bosses around the UK – clearly, effective management is one of the British workforce’s strengths.

“It is important to the success of businesses that workers view the individuals in the management team and their skills and abilities with respect. High standards and an effective, considerate working relationship permeate down throughout the workforce and can have a big impact on not only morale and the culture within the company, but also productivity, the quality of work being produced and staff retention rates.

“It’s interesting to see just how popular the UK’s business leaders are, but there are a small number who are unfortunately not quite winning the loyalty of their staff – indeed, more than 1 in 10 (13%) go as far as to say their boss is ‘poor’ – so there is some work to be done by those in certain organisations.”

Bosses in Plymouth (56%), Nottingham and Norwich (both 55%), Liverpool (54%) and Sheffield (53%) completed the top 10.

For more information and to download the One4all Rewards Review of UK Management, click here.

One4all Rewards are industry experts in benefits and rewards. Working with over 6,000 businesses of all sizes nationwide, One4all Rewards helps to transform customer and employee relationships through successful rewards and incentive schemes.

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