Leading software development business Leighton has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech™ (2023) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.
Leighton is ranked among the top companies for the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech for small and medium sized tech businesses.
Founded in Sunderland in 1992, Leighton has grown from a small start-up operation to the north’s leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) software development business and boasts a portfolio of customers including British Airways, IAG, Atom Bank and EQUANS.
James Bunting, CEO of Leighton said: “Being recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our colleagues’ growth and well-being. We are dedicated to fostering a people-first culture that empowers our team members and encourages them to thrive.”
Lyndsey Deane, Head of People at Leighton, added: “Our journey toward becoming one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech has been fuelled by our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering work environment that Leighton colleagues choose again and again.”
Great Place to Work® recognises employers who create an outstanding colleague experience, and earlier this year Leighton earned the Great Place to Work Certification ™. The UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech list acknowledges companies at the forefront of hybrid and flexible working, employee development, and innovation.
Leighton specialises in building high-performing teams and developing successful software applications that accelerate its customers’ digital capabilities. Leighton stands out for its unique company culture that prioritises colleague well-being, work-life balance and inclusivity.
In a recent colleague engagement survey, Leighton achieved exceptional scores, including 97% for being a “great place to work,” 96% for engagement, 99% for community, and 97% for camaraderie. These scores reflect the high levels of colleague satisfaction, engagement, and sense of belonging within the organisation.
This recognition alongside its Great Place to Work Certification ™ will fuel Leighton’s vision of becoming the North’s leading AWS software developer and further enable the company to expand its team and meet its ambitious growth plans.