KR Group Wins National Accreditation

6th March, 2019 - 12:00pm

6 March 2019: Preston-based Key Retirement Group (KR Group) is celebrating winning a ‘One to Watch’ accreditation in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for List.

This accreditation is given to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future and they are considered to have a ‘good’ level of workplace engagement. The scores are judged against nationally agreed benchmarks and based on honest feedback from employees – measuring how engaged KR Group colleagues are in the workplace and how they feel about the company.

Simon Thompson, CEO at KR Group said: “I am delighted that KR Group has been recognised as ‘One to Watch’ for 2019 by Best Companies.  In the past 12 months, our headcount has increased from 422 to 529 across the company and from 308 to 397 just at head office in Fulwood. For us to be nationally recognised for the hard work we put into engaging with colleagues at a time of significant growth and change for the company is testament to the dedication of our internal teams.”

Jonathan Austin, CEO & Founder of Best Companies said “I would like to congratulate KR Group on your achievement. Best companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisations like KR Group have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tells us that this is a best company to work for.”


Key Retirement Group:

Pioneers in the equity release market, Key Retirement Group is on a mission to be the UK’s leading retirement finance expert, focused on helping people finance a better retirement. Celebrating its 21th anniversary in 2019, the Group has helped over-55s release more than £5 billion worth of equity from their properties.

Evolving to meet the financial needs of the increasing over-50s market, brands within the Key Retirement Group umbrella include the UK’s leading equity release adviser (Key), innovative later life lender (more 2 life), respected referral service (Key Partnerships) and leading later life service provider (AIR Group).

At the heart of Key Retirement Group is the determination to grow the size of the equity release market, continue to help develop advice standards across the industry, support the growing number of equity release advisers active in the sector and innovate through the development of new retirement lending products.

The Group is proud to be one of the largest private employers in Preston and its brands have garnered almost 100 industry and consumer awards since launch.


For more information, please contact:


Lee Blackwell

Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs

Key Retirement Group




Rachel Mann

Key Retirement Group

01772 508322



Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Katie Ormrod

0207 282 1023