The Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) has named Pentland Brands this year as one of the top ten “Best Workplaces” in the U.K in the “Best Large Company” category. The parent company of Berghaus and Brasher, which is also the controlling shareholder of JD Sports Fashion, ranked higher than any other retailer, brand owner or marketing company of similar size in the U.K.  It was also the only owner of sports, outdoor or fashion brand to make the 2014 list. Using many times the word “family” to describe the special atmosphere at Pentland, 84 percent of its 2,000-odd employees said it is a great place to work and 81 percent mentioned a sense of community and pride in working for the company, which is owned by the family of Steve Rubin and his son Andy.