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 rank2013 rankCompanyBusiness descriptionUK headquartersEmployees
2116AccentureTechnology and outsourcingLondonn/a


Mid size companies table

2014 rank2013 rankCompanyBusiness descriptionUK headquartersEmployeesRevenue (£m)
6NEWSkyscannerTravel comparison websiteEdinburgh27965.8
1210W L Gore & Associates (UK)Creative technologiesDundee397112.0
2335AttendaIT servicesStaines25640.8
267RackspaceInternet hostingHayes9531309.2
2771XoserveGas data managementLondon31545.8
38NEWCambridge ConsultantsProduct developersCambridge35139.9
43NEWMimecastIT servicesLondon25342.7
5055KainosIT servicesBelfast32829.7
6380Adobe SystemsComputer softwareMaidenhead44267.2
7329SASIT servicesMarlow466n/a
100NEWAccess GroupBusiness software providerStratford St Mary53643.3


Small companies table

2014 rank2013 rankCompanyBusiness descriptionUK headquartersEmployeesRevenue (£m)
12TPP (The Phoenix Partnership)Healthcare softwareLeeds22726.5
9NEWSupply CommunicationsTelecommunicationsRomsey603.4
1521JMC ITIT resellerManchester939.5
16454ComBusiness communicationsChristchurch14924.7
2312SoftwireSoftware developmentLondon736.0
2825UKFastInternet hostingManchester18223.4
40NEWEnsoftSoftware developmentHarpenden608.2
42NEWFluidataInternet service providerLondon5910.0
449SolutionsPTIndustrial software & hardwareCheadle7110.6
53NEWUnrulyIT marketingLondon7817.6
54NEWSwiftKeyMobile app developerLondon95n/a
67NEWRockpool DigitalWeb design agencyBristol512.6
74NEWKloudWorkday software consultancyLondon553.6
7954Trustmarque SolutionsIT servicesHuntington182130.3
84NEWBrother UKIT sales & marketingAudenshaw168n/a
8750NovoscoData managementBelfast7111.9
92NEWThe Test PeopleIT testing consultancyLeeds715.8
95NEWNewVoiceMediaCloud-based telecommunicationsBasingstoke1215.9