Watford based pub operator JD Wetherspoon has been named as one of the  Top Employers in the United Kingdom.

It was named in fourth place overall in the large organisation category, ahead of companies including Tesco, Asda, McDonald’s and Marks & Spencer.

Wetherspoon was the only pub company to be named as a Top Employer.

It is the 11th consecutive year that Wetherspoon has been certified by The Top Employers Institute, the independent organisation behind the Top Employer awards.

The certification is based on independent research that shows that Wetherspoon, whose head office is in Reeds Crescent, Watford,  has "outstanding HR policies and offers excellent working conditions". 

Wetherspoon was assessed on primary benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions, training and development, career development and company culture.

Wetherspoon legal and personnel director, Su Cacioppo, said: "We are extremely proud to be named as one of the UK’s top employers.

"Wetherspoon employs more than 32,000 staff across its pubs and at its head office and we are committed to offering each and every one the best opportunity to succeed and grow with the company."