cloudThing

We are a Dynamics 365, Development and DevOps company, solving complex problems with beautifully crafted software.
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“We build future” is the calling card of Stourbridge-based tech company cloudThing, which aims to help organisations and clients, ranging from Comic Relief to central government, achieve positive social impact. To enable this, it provides software development, digital transformation, and DevOps support services.

The firm's Build Future mission statement encapsulates doing what is right for the long-term success of customers, the community, and, of course, cloudThing people. Employees are encouraged to have a great work/life balance and to work flexibly. Benefits include an employee assistance programme, private healthcare, performance-related pay and a share option scheme. A Golden Globes-style ceremony recognises achievement and cloudThing finances study that furthers people's skills and talent, plus pays a reward for passing exams.

Founded in 2012, and in partnership with Microsoft, cloudThing started out by working with disruptive EdTech organisations that were focused on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, young people and families. This initial emphasis had overlaps into the not-for-profit sector and allowed the business to develop projects directly with non-profits. Charity now makes up over half of the firm's revenue.

Nobody at cloudThing was furloughed during the coronavirus crisis but the company used the working-from-home hiatus to set up a bigger and better office to welcome back employees – and new joiners – when greenlighted to do so. All employees have input on matters discussed at board level, which included influencing the office move decision.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

95% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The company encourages employees to gain chartership or industry-recognised qualifications. Staff are offered support and 1:1 sessions, with defined goals and objectives set. Those who wish to develop to leadership level can apply for bespoke training to achieve this. Formal appraisals include cloudThing's own CRM performance metrics evaluation.

Wellbeing

85% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Regular check-ins and events keeping teams connected include after-work virtual pubs and games, a book club, and wellbeing and yoga sessions. Managers' wellness is also not neglected. Team leaders have a direct comms support channel for personal and workplace conversations with the board and their peers.

Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

All the in-date food, coffee and tea that was left behind when people started home-working was donated to a Black Country foodbank. cloudThing aims to achieve ISO:14001 certification by the end of 2022 and to be carbon neutral, both in itself and in the services it supplies, in five year's time.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2012
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
76% : 24%
Male : Female employee ratio
85%
Employees earning £35k+
5%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“We are first and foremost a people-centric organisation. We are so proud to have achieved this and thank all our staff for their engagement. It is a testament to their ongoing talent and hard work that we have been able to grow substantially while maintaining our culture. This has helped us to keep an open and transparent ethos which reflects in both our great customer relationships and an environment where our people have a work life balance to create the best possible solutions for our clients.”

Jay Neale, Chief Executive Officer - cloudThing

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