Tech clusters in Best Companies 2014 league tables

best companies logoA number of new Technology entrants have made it into this year’s Best Companies to Work For 2014 league tables.  These businesses are from across the technology industry including comparison website Skyscanner, mobile app developer Swiftkey, web design services such as Rockpool Digital and product developers such as Cambridge Consultants.

Many of the technology businesses are clustered around London and the M4 corridor with some smaller clusters in Scotland, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester/Leeds and East Anglia.

The highest ranking technology related businesses include Skyscanner travel website and TPP Healthcare software business which are well rated for their leadership and personal growth opportunities; whilst TPP also focuses on boosting employee wellbeing

“TPP wants to ensure employees enjoy a good work-life balance. They have a ‘no long hours’ working culture, whereby all employees leave the office at 5:15pm so they can have a full evening away from work. This prevents employees getting stressed or unhappy from working unnecessarily long hours. TPP also believes it has a responsibility to take care of employee’s physical well-being. Physiotherapy massages are provided every 6 weeks, and staff are provided with a range of ergonomic equipment, such as chairs and keyboard, to encourage good posture and make sure they are comfortable whilst working.” Best Companies 2014.

 

Big companies table

2014 rank 2013 rank Company Business description UK headquarters Employees
20 18 EE Telecommunications Hatfield 14344
21 16 Accenture Technology and outsourcing London n/a

 

Mid size companies table

2014 rank 2013 rank Company Business description UK headquarters Employees Revenue (£m)
6 NEW Skyscanner Travel comparison website Edinburgh 279 65.8
12 10 W L Gore & Associates (UK) Creative technologies Dundee 397 112.0
23 35 Attenda IT services Staines 256 40.8
26 7 Rackspace Internet hosting Hayes 953 1309.2
27 71 Xoserve Gas data management London 315 45.8
38 NEW Cambridge Consultants Product developers Cambridge 351 39.9
43 NEW Mimecast IT services London 253 42.7
50 55 Kainos IT services Belfast 328 29.7
63 80 Adobe Systems Computer software Maidenhead 442 67.2
73 29 SAS IT services Marlow 466 n/a
100 NEW Access Group Business software provider Stratford St Mary 536 43.3

 

Small companies table

2014 rank 2013 rank Company Business description UK headquarters Employees Revenue (£m)
1 2 TPP (The Phoenix Partnership) Healthcare software Leeds 227 26.5
9 NEW Supply Communications Telecommunications Romsey 60 3.4
15 21 JMC IT IT reseller Manchester 93 9.5
16 45 4Com Business communications Christchurch 149 24.7
23 12 Softwire Software development London 73 6.0
28 25 UKFast Internet hosting Manchester 182 23.4
40 NEW Ensoft Software development Harpenden 60 8.2
42 NEW Fluidata Internet service provider London 59 10.0
44 9 SolutionsPT Industrial software & hardware Cheadle 71 10.6
53 NEW Unruly IT marketing London 78 17.6
54 NEW SwiftKey Mobile app developer London 95 n/a
67 NEW Rockpool Digital Web design agency Bristol 51 2.6
74 NEW Kloud Workday software consultancy London 55 3.6
79 54 Trustmarque Solutions IT services Huntington 182 130.3
84 NEW Brother UK IT sales & marketing Audenshaw 168 n/a
87 50 Novosco Data management Belfast 71 11.9
92 NEW The Test People IT testing consultancy Leeds 71 5.8
95 NEW NewVoiceMedia Cloud-based telecommunications Basingstoke 121 5.9
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