3 Best Manchester Companies to Work For

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One third of our lives is spent in work, so it’s essential to find a company that you’re happy in, and a working environment that’s comfortable and enjoyable. As the Sunday Times just dropped their 100 Best Companies to work for, we thought we’d round up three of the best places to work in and around Manchester. There are some incredible firms across our region, with outstanding offices, premium perks and fantastic opportunities for career development. Without further ado, here’s our top three.

1. Chess ICT

Alderley Edge’s Chess is officially the Best Company to Work for in the UK, collecting the prestigious Sunday Times award in 2018 after coming in second place last year. So what puts Chess ahead of the crowd? Their employees benefit from health and pension plans, a share-option scheme, flexible working hours, and then some more unusual benefits such as massages, breakfast clubs, flu jabs, sponsorship for qualifications and happiness training, which is conducted by Chess CEO David Pollock. With a friendly, positive atmosphere and an ethos of ensuring all employees feel valued and cared for, it’s helped propel Chess to huge successes during their 25 year history. Sounds pretty great!

Chess ICT Manchester

2. UKFast

Manchester cloud hosting firm UKFast ranked nine on the Times’ list, and it’s not hard to see why. The business, whose headquarters are situated at the UKFast Campus on Manchester Science Park, is infamous for its work hard, play hard ethos, and all employees get to enjoy some quite incredible perks. The campus itself boasts an onsite gym, free exercise steam room, creche and dedicated training space. Employees also get regular days out, and even get invited to an annual company ski trip and a festival. Oh, and they have on-site sleeping pods, perfect for catching those all-important zeds. It sounds incredible, but have you seen the movie ‘The Circle’…?

UKFast Manchester

3. Digital Media Team

Well, we couldn’t not add ourselves to the list. Our agency has grown from strength to strength over the past couple of years, and our team is growing by the day. You’ll find the Digital Media Team headquarters in lovely Altrincham, and our open plan workplace is a great place for creativity to flow. We’ve got an astroturf-lined breakout room complete with table football; an on-site gym; fruit machine and, of course, our beloved pool table. With access to regular training and plenty of room to progress, we pride ourselves on growing talent within our company. It really is a way of life more than a 9-5. Oh, and we’re hiring – email info@digitalmediateam.co.uk with your CV if you’d like your chance to shine!

DMT Manchester

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