Amido Awarded as one of the UK’s Best IT Workplaces

http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/best-workplaces/best-workplaces-in-the-uk

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London, U.K., 1st October, 2018 – Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in solving complex business problems with cloud native technology, continues to invest in recruiting and nurturing talent to accommodate the demand for software engineering skills, required by all industry sectors. As such, Amido has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best IT Workplaces 2018, placing 16thin the medium company category1.

The report’s second ranking of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in IT investigates how Best Workplaces™ continues to implement strategies which create truly motivating and innovative workplace cultures, under conditions of fierce competition, to attract and retain top talent. With that in mind, Amido is recognised under its category as a company able to gain, nurture and retain talent in this rapidly-changing economy.

Amido creates a Culture of Innovation

Along with a yearly £2000 budget for every employee, Amido continues to commit to the training and development of its team through an open forum of communication. This approach has helped it understand what drives employee motivation and has quickly aided it with gaining and retaining talent. With digital transformation now an integral part to all companies across all sectors, Amido values its employees’ specialist skillsets which are vital to building scalable cloud systems. Complex cloud integration requires expert teams with the knowledge and proficiency to work in an agile, fast-moving and cross-functional way; so when clients select a company to deliver a cloud transformation project, employee stability is vital.

Alan Walsh, CEO of Amido, adds: “Trust is a major factor for employees when choosing a place of work and we have consistently maintained this by continually investing in their needs, well-being and skills progression as people are the core of everything we do. Amido is also an exciting place to work within the IT and technology sector due to the growth and commoditisation of cloud, placing us as the go-to trusted advisor with the experience businesses need to deliver against their transformation roadmaps. With our deep understanding of the complexities involved in legacy, hybrid and cloud systems, our employees have often commented that they joined us to futureproof their careers, which is why we recently announced our new intake of our DevOps Academy as we have an excellent mix of skills across the organisation enabling peer-to-peer knowledge sharing amongst our entire team.”

Principal Consultant, Richard Slater, an employee of six years, concludes: “Amido as a company has always encouraged me to take my knowledge and ideas to create innovative technology solutions for my clients. With technology, it is so important to have multi-level, multi-skilled people behind you that can stimulate and challenge you, in a team where you feel responsible for each other. This level of trust has given me the confidence to innovate in a team and has enabled me to flourish within the company.”

Dr. Gonzalo Shoobridge, Head of Action Consultancy at Great Place to Work®, reinforces the survey findings, stating that “when an organisational culture of innovation is magnified, it becomes a sustainable source of long term competitive advantage. The development of a ‘Culture of Innovation’ is no longer just about senior leadership having innovative ideas, but how they create a business philosophy where innovation and creativity blossoms at every single level in the company. Workplaces that foster this generally subscribe to the belief that innovation can (and should) come from absolutely anyone and anywhere in the organisation. Only by inspiring confidence and creating high trust work environments can organisations of all sizes and across all industries operate and thrive in a rapidly-changing economy.”

Notes to Editors:

138 technology organisations were categorised according to size and selected from the benchmark UK’s Best Workplace list, which is part of the world’s largest survey run by the consultancy Great Place to Work UK3. It analyses workplace cultures and people practices using one of the most rigorous and highly regarded ranking procedures and is regarded as the ‘gold standard’ of all employer awards.

2Amido ranked 50 on the highly respected UK’s Best Workplaces list demonstrating its vibrant culture that has ultimately led to its growth of 380% since 2014. This investment in time and employee needs underpins its appreciation of its employees who in turn enjoy coming to work – with clients who also love working with the Amido team, across all levels.

3Great Place to Work UK is part of a global organisation that helps businesses to create exceptional, high performing work environments where employees feel trusted and valued. Through applying data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance, it makes them well equipped to run the annual Best Workplaces Awards. With no other survey assessing both the employee’s experience as well as the HR and leadership practices, Great Place to Work UK’s unique methodology results in stiff competition for these highly sort after rankings.

Online resources

− Read The Great Workplace List 2018

− Read The UK’s Best IT Workplace Report

− Read the Amido blog: https://www.amido.com/thinking/

− Follow Amido on Twitter: @WeAreAmido

− Follow Amido on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amido

Press Contacts

Jazz Gandhi
Sakura Communications
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Email: jazz@sakuracommunications.co.uk

Harriet Durnford-Smith
Marketing Director
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E: harriet.dsmith@amido.com

About Amido

Amido is an independent technical consultancy that specialises in implementing cloud-first solutions. We help our clients build resilience at scale, flexibility for the future and differentiation of customer experience. And, we do this while minimising business-risk and build-cost.

We specialise in assembling and integrating proven cloud technologies, often building solutions around an existing core while enabling clients to prioritise their investment between commodity services and those that deliver competitive advantage. We design solutions that bridge and augment clients’ existing technology, reducing the operational risk of change.

We work with brands like ASOS, Save the Children International, Addison Lee and Global to remove friction from their customers’ online and mobile experiences to drive revenue and engagement. From social sign-in to smart content delivery and smooth transactions, we help brands build loyalty through customer recognition by bridging systems in a powerful and unique way, yielding real-time results for brands and their customers. Our passion is finding the right strategic mix of technology to give your company a competitive edge and your customers the best experience possible. For more information, please see: https://www.amido.com/

Amido is ranked 12th in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table, the UK’s top 100 SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales. It is also ranked 6th in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies List under the Technical Agencies category, ranked 910 in the FT1000 fastest growing European companies list, ranked 50 in the UK’s Best Workplace list and won Most Innovative Emerging Technology at the UK Cloud Awards.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.