Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has been recognised as one of the Best Large Workplaces in Europe for the fourth time. 

However, it is the first time Topaz, which was acquired by the Couche-Tard Group late last year, has made it into the top ten. Topaz was one of only three Irish companies to be recognised in the Large Workplace category.

In February the company was recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the eleventh time and presented with a Laureate in recognition of ten years consistent ranking in Ireland’s annual Best Workplaces list.

Ruth Mellett, director of human resources at Topaz, said it was a fantastic achievement for Topaz to be recognised on the European stage.

“Achieving a top ten position is huge for us especially following on from the award in February. The quality of the companies we were up against in sectors like financial services, information technology, telecommunications as well as retail was of an extremely high standard. Just as in Ireland, we are the only fuel and convenience retailer on this European wide list, so that makes it hugely satisfying and reinforces our position as an industry leader” she said.

“This is a very exciting time for the company, following on from our acquisition of Esso’s Irish business and then becoming part of the Couche-Tard family. Our aim at all times is to enhance the customer experience and our success in that regard is due to the professionalism and dedication of our employees. We would like to thank each and every one of them - all 2,000 – for helping to make Topaz such a great place to work.”

Best Workplaces sets out to recognise the finest employers and therefore the most satisfied workforces in Europe. It is the largest employment survey of its type.