Cloud technology firm UKFast was last night awarded Employer of the Year at the prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in London.
The Manchester-based firm was also highly commended in the Customer Focus category during the ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, which was attended by 1,200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives and included a keynote speech by Joanna Lumley.
The flagship National Business Awards programme has recognised and rewarded excellence across all sectors in the UK for the past 17 years, and awards the work of companies they believe to be setting new standards for their industries.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team’s amazing achievement at this year’s National Business Awards. It’s incredible to be commended for all of the hard work to make UKFast an amazing company, both for our team and our clients.
“The culture at UKFast really is like no other and is driven by the team themselves. We’ve created an environment which allows all departments to work and interact together and allows each individual to continuously learn and develop, which is hugely important in keeping people happy and motivated.
“With the growth we have experienced recently, some might have expected that we’d lose a touch of this culture but, in reality, it has grown even stronger.
“Winning this award shows the importance of investing in the people at the heart of UKFast and makes us even more determined to continue to be the best we can be.”
UKFast has consistently featured in the top ten of The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list.
Sarah Austin, The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Event Director, said: “I’d like to say huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Our entrants face the most rigorous of judging processes, so it’s no mean feat getting on the shortlist of The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, never mind actually winning. But that’s why the awards are an accolade to true, world-class achievements, offering British businesses the credibility and encouragement to continue in their ambitious success.”