Britain’s Most Admired Companies


Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) is a peer-review study of corporate reputation as seen by a company’s closest critics – its competitors and financial influencers. Conducted by reputation specialists Echo Research, this year’s survey involved interviews with 247 board reps, analysts and City commentators.

Britain’s largest public companies and leading employers are asked to rank their competitors. View the full list here.

Respondents were also asked to name their Most Admired Leader in a vote across sectors.

Running since 1990, Britain’s Most Admired Companies remains one of the most in-depth and best-established corporate reputation surveys in the UK.

The List


These are the 247 companies we surveyed this year, shown in alphabetical order. 

The Top 20 Most Admired Companies will be announced at an awards ceremony at Claridge’s on 3rd December. They will receive a trophy on the night and will be profiled in the December edition of Management Today magazine. We will also be announcing sector winners and the leaders in 13 different criteria including innovation and global competitiveness.
  • 3
  • 3i
  • AB InBev (UK)
  • Abcam
  • Admiral
  • Aggreko
  • Aldi
  • Alliance Boots
  • Anglo American
  • AO World
  • ARM
  • Arriva
  • ARUP
  • ASDA (UK)
  • Ashtead Group
  • Associated British Foods
  • Aston Martin
  • AstraZeneca
  • Atkins (WS)
  • Auto Trader
  • Avanti Communications
  • Aveva Group
  • Aviva
  • B&M (European Value Retail)
  • Babcock International
  • BAE Systems
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Barclays
  • Barr (AG)
  • Barratt Developments
  • BASF (UK)
  • BBC
  • BCA Marketplace
  • Bellway
  • Bentley Motors
  • Berkeley Group
  • BHP Billiton
  • BMW Group UK
  • Bodycote
  • Boot (Henry)
  • Bovis Homes
  • BP
  • British Land Company
  • Britvic
  • BT Group
  • BTG
  • Bunzl
  • BUPA
  • C&C Group
  • Cairn Energy
  • Capita Group
  • Capital & Counties Properties
  • Carlsberg (UK)
  • Carnival
  • Centrica
  • Chemring Group
  • Cineworld Group
  • Close Brothers Group
  • Co-operative Group
  • Coats Group
  • Cobham
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group
  • Computacenter
  • ConvaTec Group
  • Costain Group
  • Countryside Properties
  • Cranswick
  • Crest Nicholson Hldgs.
  • Croda International
  • CYBG
  • Daily Mail & General Trust
  • Dairy Crest Group
  • Derwent London
  • Diageo
  • Direct Line Group
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Domino’s Pizza (UK)
  • Drax Gp.
  • Dunelm
  • E.on UK
  • easyjet
  • EDF Energy
  • Ei Group
  • Elementis
  • Equiniti
  • Essentra
  • Experian Group
  • Fever-tree Drinks
  • FirstGroup
  • Flutter Entertainment (previously PaddyPower Betfair)
  • Ford of Britain
  • Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • G4S
  • Galliford Try
  • Gamma Communications
  • Genus
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glencore
  • Go-Ahead Group
  • Great Portland Estates
  • Greene King
  • Greggs
  • Halfords
  • Halma
  • Hammerson
  • Handelsbanken (UK)
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Hays
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • Hill & Smith Holdgs.
  • Hilton Food Group
  • Hiscox Ltd
  • Homeserve
  • Honda UK
  • HSBC
  • Iceland
  • IG Group
  • IMI
  • Indivior
  • Ineos
  • Informa
  • Inmarsat
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • International Airlines Group
  • Intertek
  • Intu Properties
  • ITV
  • IWG
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Just Eat
  • KCom Group
  • Keller Group
  • Kier Group
  • Kingfisher
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Land Securities
  • Legal & General Group
  • Liberty Global
  • Lidl
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Man Group
  • Marks & Spencer
  • McCarthy & Stone
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • McLaren Automotive
  • Meggitt
  • Merlin Entertainment Group
  • Metro Bank
  • Micro Focus Int.
  • Millennium & Copthorne
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Mitie Group
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co. (UK)
  • Morgan Sindall Group
  • Morrison (Wm)
  • National Express
  • National Grid
  • Natwest
  • NEX Group
  • Next
  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK
  • NPOWER
  • Ocado
  • Oxford Instruments
  • PageGroup
  • Pearson
  • Pennon Group
  • Persimmon
  • Phoenix Group Holdings
  • Playtech
  • Premier Foods
  • Prudential
  • QinetiQ Group
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Redrow
  • Reed Global
  • RELX
  • Renishaw
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Restaurant Group
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Rotork
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • RSA Insurance
  • Ryanair
  • SAGA
  • Sage Group
  • Sainsbury (J)
  • Santander UK
  • Scapa Group
  • Schroders
  • SEGRO
  • Senior
  • Serco Group
  • Severn Trent
  • Shaftesbury
  • Sirius Minerals
  • Sky
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Smiths Group
  • Softcat
  • Sophos Group
  • Spectris
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering
  • SSE
  • SSP Group
  • St James’s Place
  • Stagecoach
  • Standard Chartered
  • Standard Life Aberdeen
  • SThree
  • Synthomer
  • TalkTalk Telecom Group
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Telefónica UK (O2)
  • Tesco
  • Toyota Manufacturing UK
  • Tui Travel
  • Tullow Oil
  • Ultra Electronics
  • Unilever
  • United Utilities
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Vesuvius
  • Victrex
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Vodafone
  • Wates
  • Weir Group
  • Wetherspoon (JD)
  • WH Smith
  • Whitbread
  • William Hill Group
  • Willmott Dixon
  • Wizz Air Holdings
  • Wood Group (John)
  • Workspace Group
  • WPP

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