Awards and Achievements

At totemic we are very proud of our awards and achievements as a company and individuals. Here are just some of the awards we have received or been nominated for.

Totemic (2014) Holdings Limited in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for nine consecutive years 2006 – 2014. Holder of official two star ‘Outstanding’ Best Company award 2014

Totemic is officially a top 100 company to work for !

Totemic (2014) Holdings Limited, the Grantham-based financial services company, has been voted the 45th best company to work for in the UK in The Sunday Times annual list.

Best Companies have also confirmed we continue to be an ‘outstanding’ organisation to work for and we are the second top company to work for in the East Midlands in the mid-sized company category and the top debt management company in the UK.

A total of 895 companies took part in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For this year, with the leading 325 organisations recognised in their official lists.

Our highest categories our employees recognised us for this year were: Wellbeing (15th in the country), My Team (35th) and Giving Something Back (46th).

80% of Totemic’s employees confirmed they feel that their efforts are recognised and valued; 83% say their colleagues are fun to work with; and 80% will go out of their way to support a colleague in need.

Established in 1992, totemic started out offering specialist debt advice to people in professions like nursing, the armed forces and the police. Today a key part of the totemic group is its debt management company, PayPlan, which helps over 100,000 people each year manage their debts.

The ethics of the company are also greatly appreciated by its workers who have a great deal of faith in its Managing Director, Philip Rann and the Leadership Team with a score of 73%.


Lianne Tapson, Totemics Strategic Human Resources Director with the 2010 awardThe Sunday Times presentation of our award to
Lianne Tapson, totemic’s Director of Engagement, said:

“We are absolutely delighted with our result in The Sunday Times Best Companies award 2014. We have been recognised as a top 100 company for the past nine years

“The main reason our employees tell us they feel so proud to work for totemic is that they make a positive difference to the lives of people with financial difficulties.”

Lianne Tapson, director of engagement

Arrears Management Assistance Department shortlisted for Institute of Money Advisers Performance Awards 2010 and also Credit Today awards within the category of ‘Money Advice Initiative’ May 2010

Diane Watson - 'Debt Counsellor of the Year 2009

Diane receiving her award

Diane Watson, Head of Payplan’s Special Advice Team, pictured second left, was awarded ‘Debt Counsellor of the Year 2009’ at the Credit Today Awards.



Advice Quality Standard PayPlan have been holder of the Community Legal Services Commission Quality Mark since 2002.
This recognition by the Legal Services Commission of our expertise and service covers the initial advice stages at PayPlan . This standard has now been taken over by the Advice Services Alliance and has been re-named the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) from June 2012. In both 2010 and 2012 we were officially audited by the CLS, highlights of the auditor’s comments were:

  • “Good morale and teamwork, came across in all interviews”
  • “Case management system is excellent – helps manage risk, and makes it easy to audit”.
  • “You are exemplars of good practise”.

In October, 2008

Employment Opportunities - Changing lives through employment Totemic Limited was honoured with a national award for its commitment to employing people with disabilities and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Totemic Limited received the Unum ‘Routes to Employment’ Award at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Lords in London attended by leading figures from across British business, politics and the voluntary sector.