Peak

At Peak, we help our customers use AI to make great commercial decisions with Decision Intelligence.
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Tech start-up Peak specialises in decision intelligence – a new innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) that helps companies use their data to their commercial advantage. Founded in 2014 the Manchester-based firm has built a client list that includes ASOS, boohoo, PepsiCo and AO and raised $43m in investment funding. With a focus on people and culture that separates it from other tech vendors the business has quickly grown to more than 150 employees and gained international footholds – most significantly in India.

Plans to double its staff numbers by the end of this year are likely to be helped by current employees, who often promote job opportunities on their social media pages, tap into their networks or actively target talent themselves. As part of their reward for referring new joiners staff can nominate a charity to receive a £500 donation. Co-founders and senior leaders Richard Potter, David Leitch and Atul Sharma want Peak employees to love being part of their teams and to take ownership in their roles.

The offices in Manchester and India are streamed live all day to each other via a computer window which colleagues can communicate through. In Manchester a refit to the office layout is set to encompass some of the good things about working from home, such as comfortable work areas with both lounder and quieter music. Staff should want rather than need to come into the office, Peak believes, and from now on employees' working lives will be split between their homes and the office.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

93% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

Being a leader is not complex but it is hard, believes Peak. To help managers inspire, develop and support their team members they are all enrolled on the SaaS Academy leadership team, regardless of whether they have direct reports or not.

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Replicating the collaborative, social vibe of the Peak office while away from its games console, movie nights, DJ decks and drinks fridge involved virtual catch-ups ranging from small group coffee chats to the weekly company-wide social call on Friday afternoons. Essentials such as headphones and keyboards were provided for working from home, and employees received £100 to enhance their desk set-up.

Wellbeing

73% of staff agreed

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

Peak put staff wellbeing at the heart of its pandemic response, introducing mental health apps Spill and Headspace, resilience training, and encouraging people to take longer lunch breaks so they could get outside during the day. The company reinforced the importance of taking paid time to support children at home or family members struggling in the pandemic.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2014
Total number of employees
5
Number of UK locations
33
Employee average age
71% : 29%
Male : Female employee ratio
77%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“The Best Companies survey is an important date in our calendar, as it demonstrates how we’re succeeding in our mission to build an amazing company that our team loves being a part of. To have once again achieved the maximum 3-star accreditation is a fantastic achievement and another key milestone for Peak, particularly after the difficulties faced since the start of the pandemic. It’s great recognition of everything we’re doing as business to ensure we keep developing our unique culture and living our values, as Peak continues to grow both here in the UK and internationally"

Robert Bainbridge, Chief People Officer - Peak

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