NORTHUMBRIAN Water has been named as one of the UK's Best Workplaces for Women.

The company achieved a 19th place ranking on the list in the Super Large Category, published by Great Place to Work UK on Wednesday, July 20.

Micky Nicholas, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Northumbrian Water, said: "We're committed to creating a working environment that’s inclusive and fair for everyone.

"So, we are absolutely delighted at the news that we’ve been listed as one of the UK's best workplaces for women," he said.

Northumbrian Water is the only water and sewerage company to make the list.

The water company created a new female health group highlighting its support for a variety of women's physical and mental health issues, including the menopause, fertility, and women's safety.

The organisation has a Women in STEM network, aiming to help female colleagues with career progression.

Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work UK, said: "These results are based on what women themselves have anonymously reported to us about their workplace experience and how well represented they are in the workforce and management.

"Only by first identifying the gaps in workers' experiences can organisations truly take action to close them, which is why analysing employee experience is important.

"We are proud that the data and insights we provide organisations helps on that continuous journey."