Best in Tech: Technology’s best companies to work for in Q2 2023


ORGANISATIONS putting their employees at the heart of everything they do were celebrated on Friday 19th May during an exciting live reveal of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in Q2 2023.  

Broadcast live from Salford’s MediaCityUK, and hosted by TV presenter Dan Walker, the Best Companies Live Q2 2023 revealed the league tables for Best Companies to Work For in the UK by region and sector – culminating in the coveted national listings.

The top 5 ranked companies in the Technology sector, based on their employee engagement scores, are:

  1. FSP Consulting Services
  2. Softwire
  3. Chess Limited
  4. The Sumo Group
  5. Intuit Quickbooks

FSP Consulting Services were crowned ‘Best Technology Company to Work For in the UK’ as well as being named ‘Best Mid-Sized Company to Work For’ in Q2 2023. Pete Grosse, Chief People Officer, and Jack Tame, Employee Experience Executive said, “We’re delighted to be recognised and we’re proud of the work our team has done. We believe that a fun workplace results in harder work output and teams that are committed to the company”.

Softwire were ranked second in the Q2 2023 Technology league table and were also named as the number one ‘Best Large Company to Work For’. Yemi Olagbaiye, Client Director at Softwire, stated “We have always wanted to be a very open and transparent company. We want to let our employees know where we’re going and why. What are the companies values and how can they work towards this. But it’s about the feedback loop as well. What are our employees saying to us and how can we support them”.

David Pollock, Executive Chairman of third placed Chess Limited, who also celebrated being named the number one ‘Best Company to Work For North West, said “The secret is to love your people, they’ll love your customers and that’s how you build a business to be proud of.” CFO, Stephen Dracup, added, “I would like to say ‘well done’ and ‘thank you’ to all our people. We always try to listen to our people fundamentally, and we have prioritised mental health training for our teams”.

Carl Cavers, CEO at fourth placed Sumo Group, said: “Sumo’s success is the success of everyone who works at our studios, and everyone who ever has. It has been Sumo’s vision from the beginning to prioritise its people, their talent and support them to further their careers and live healthier lives both in and out of the company.”

As well as being an opportunity for companies to celebrate their own and each other’s achievements, Best Companies Live gave employee-first workplaces the opportunity to share valuable insight on what employee engagement practices have proved successful and also how they’re navigating some of today’s biggest people management challenges.

Free-to-view panel discussions on the infamous red chairs covered topics such as How to Energise and Inspire Teams, Creating a Culture of Growth and Recognition, The Importance of Conversation, and Demonstrating Care While Maintaining Candour.

Best Companies’ quarterly league tables concept is now in its second year – a move away from its previous annual list. This provides workplaces with the opportunity to choose a time that best suits them to survey their employees. They can survey their business once, or up to four times, per year, allowing more opportunities for them to showcase what makes them a great place to work.

Using Best Companies’ unique 8-Factor methodology to produce a BCI (Best Companies Index) score, companies receive ranking positions based upon their employees’ responses to the B-heard survey.

Following the second successful Best Companies Live event of 2023, Best Companies founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin, said, “There are companies that truly shine in challenging times. They continue to innovate and put their people at the forefront of everything they do – these are the companies we’re celebrating today. Through Best Companies Live, we’re giving them a platform to inspire others and help make the world a better workplace.”

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