So, it is official… last night UKFast was named the IT Employer of the Year at the IT Industry Awards 2010!
Our communications director Jonathan Bowers attended the award ceremony last night in London which attracted hundreds of business leaders and celebrated industry excellence across the UK.
MD Lawrence Jones is on a business trip abroad at the moment but sent his conratulations back to the team as soon as he heard, “We are delighted to have been named IT Employer of the Year, especially with such tough competition in this category. We are very proud of our fantastic team and are thrilled that we can bring this trophy home to them.”
Expanding from a 2 person operation in 1999 to the UKs fastest hosting network in the UK today, employing over 100 people, we now have our own dedicated team training centre in the foothills of Snowdon.
We’ve been lucky enough to win a number of awards for our employee practices, including being named the Most Fun and Friendly Place to Work earlier this year by the Great Places to Work Institute and appearing in the Sunday Times list of Best Companies to Work For.
Our category at last night’s event was highly contended with other finalists including blue chip companies Capgemini and IBM along with FDM Group, Lincolnshire Police, Box UK, Northgate Managed Services, MSM Software and HCL Technologies.
Lawrence continues, “We have always prided ourselves on having a highly motivated and passionate team who will go above and beyond to work on and deliver the UKFast brand and it is fantastic to be recognised for our employment practices.”
Over the last few years UKFast has offered some fantastic incentives such as staff trips to Verbier and racing days to Donnington park, however currently we are concentrating on our office space. By adding fun extras like trampolines, a revamped games room and even a grassy meeting area with daisy on the floor, we want to make our office environment a fantastic place to be, as a daily reward for our hard-working team!