Preston-Based KR Group wins ‘One to Watch’ accreditation

8th October, 2018 - 12:00pm

Preston-based KR Group is celebrating winning a best companies 2019 ‘One to Watch’ accreditation recently.

The best companies ‘One to Watch’ accreditation is a special status awarded to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future.

Achieving a ‘Ones to Watch’ accreditation takes a BCI score of at least 600 and reflects organisations with ‘good’ levels of workplace engagement, KR Group scored 640 which is based on honestly feedback from employees and measures how engaged people are at work and how they feel about their employer.

Simon Thompson, CEO at KR Group said: “We are delighted that KR Group has been recognised as ‘One to Watch’ for 2019 by Best Companies. As a workforce we are working hard with our ever growing team to increase engagement with a focus on improved training and development and community involvement. This award is testament to the dedication and the hard work by all our employees”.

Johnathon 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 engagement workforce who tells us that this is a best company to work for”.


About KR Group

  •  Founded in 1998, KR Group is the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s.
  • Its companies include the UK’s leading equity release adviser, Key Retirement, specialist lender more2life, annuity provider Primetime and referral service Key Partnerships.
  • As a group, we are proud of our heritage – over 1 million people have come to Key Retirement for help with financial planning in retirement and more2life has helped homeowners access more than £1bn worth of equity.

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