Cloud hosting firm UKFast is still officially Manchester’s best place to work, after being named ninth best workplace in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For.
The business is renowned for its extraordinary office space, UKFast Campus, on the edge of Manchester’s Science Park which has an onsite gym, steam room, crèche and dedicated training and education space. UKFast’s commitment to training and education both within the business and in the wider community has also gained plaudits for the firm.
CEO Lawrence Jones said: “It’s a no-brainer to invest in your team and create an environment which people love coming to work in.
“Perks and days out are nice to have, but we learned some time ago that to make UKFast a truly great place to work we have to focus on giving people the opportunity to learn and develop. The results of this are clear to see – an engaged and constantly developing team is a happy team.”
The Best Companies data shows that 97% of the UKFast team agreed that they “can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation” while 95% of the team agreed with the statement: “People in my team go out of their way to help me.”
Jones continued: “At UKFast our team see where their role fits in terms of the organisation’s vision and they can see their own personal growth alongside the growth of the business. It’s a hugely exciting time to be part of the UKFast team and that’s reflected in the feedback from our team.”
UKFast employs more than 400 people at its campus offices in Greater Manchester, which have recently doubled in size following the acquisition of the adjacent building.