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Marston’s tops Sitemorse  FTSE All Share Review

This is the fourth time the leading independent brewer and pub retailer has achieved the position since 2007 but retailer corporate websites fare less well.

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Marston’s tops Sitemorse FTSE All Share Review

This is the fourth time the leading independent brewer and pub retailer has achieved the position since 2007 but retailer corporate websites fare less well.

Marston’s website scored an outstanding  9.9 out of ten possible marks , meaning they were rated the highest of more than 500 leading companies listed in the FTSE All Share Index.

Second place in the survey went to HICL, the first infrastructure investment company to list on the London Stock Exchange and a long term investor in public infrastructure, working with the public sector to deliver high-quality projects. HICL, headquartered in Guernsey, scored 9.4 in the survey.

Sustainable homebuilders Berkeley Group – previous winners in the table – were rated third with a score of 9.2. Runners-up were Monks Investment Trust plc and London and Stamford Property. No less than 24 sites in the survey were classified as error-free.

There was not such good news for Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group as their website ranking fell in the review.
Home Retail  Group has previously been in the top 20 of the surveys, which test the efficiency of corporate websites,  but in the latest – which benchmarks the sites of more than 500 companies comprising the FTSE All Share Index -  HRG has fallen 334 places.

Additionnaly,  the websites of some well-known high street names did not score well. Halfords, Mothercare and Smith & Nephew PLC all scored less than two out of 10. Nineteen sites failed basic accessibility tests on every page.

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