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AIR CHARTER SERVICE PLC (ACS) RECEIVES ACCREDITATION AS A “ONE TO WATCH” FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES’ BEST 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR LIST

7 April 2008

Air Charter Service Plc (ACS), the worldwide passenger and cargo air charter broker, today announces its accreditation as “one to watch” from The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to work for list.

This accreditation is particularly pleasing, coming as it does in the first year in which the company has entered the survey. The survey, participated in by well over 400,000 employees of thousands of British companies, is widely considered to be the definitive guide to British employers and as such it is unusual for a company to achieve accreditation without first cooperating in the survey for a number of years.

Accreditation offers the company a number of benefits. Firstly, there will be the kudos associated with being one of the very few, elite organisations carrying the accreditation logo. Accredited organisations will be able to use the logo and their star rating in their own marketing and recruitment activity. It will also appear in the Sunday Times’ annual ‘Best Companies Guide’. This book is marketed to a wide range of recruitment centres such as universities, libraries, careers offices, etc. as well as being available for purchase at leading book stores. The company will also be listed on the ‘Best Companies Accreditation’ website with their Best Companies Index score and star rating.

Christopher Leach, Chairman of ACS said: "Given that our growth depends on staff retention with our Brokers contributing increasingly the longer they have been with us, we needed to institutionalise good employment practices to the point of excellence.

“Our brokers go through a rigorous training programme, that we believe is unrivalled in the industry, and makes them the industry’s best practitioners.

“I felt that entering each year and working on the feedback results would be a way of growing as an employer, and systematically enhance staff retention. To narrowly miss being in the Sunday Times top 100 at our first attempt is absolutely amazing.”

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