Quick facts

About Armstrong Consultants Ltd

Aston University is where it all began. That was where the founders and directors of computer software developer Armstrong Consultants met and, since then, the self-declared “propeller heads” have gone from strength to strength.

The key is a happy workforce and, according to our survey, Armstrong’s staff are just that. They love working for the company and give an 85% positive score to that effect.

Chris Bayne, the Hertfordshire firm’s managing director, doesn’t forget the early days: “When we formed the company more than 14 years ago, we decided Armstrong should be the sort of business that we the directors would want to work for ourselves.”

A top 20 score of 85% for the leadership factor suggests Bayne and his fellow directors are still achieving that aim. Bayne inspires his staff (85%). The senior managers truly live the values of the organisation (89%) and have the full confidence of their employees (88%, ranking it ninth and 11th respectively).

Almost a third of staff earn more than £45,000 and they are happy with their pay and benefits (82%). Compared to similar positions in other companies, employees feel they are paid fairly, scoring 77%.

Pressure at work sometimes makes it hard for staff to concentrate. Armstrong employees rank this question at 70%, putting the firm in 86th place. However, staff don’t feel stress at work is affecting their health (82%) and senior managers make a point of listening to employees (84%).

Staff are excited about where Armstrong is going (85%), and not just for its next conference — the most recent one was held in Spain.

Workers feel they can make a valuable contribution towards the success of the company (85%).

Grove House Hospice, a local charity, is the company’s adopted good cause this year. People are happy that Armstrong gives something back to the community (75%, ranking it 14th)

What is it like to work for Armstrong Consultants Ltd

A monthly internal newsletter, The Armstrong Grapevine, provides an update on revenues targets and company news. A Staff Forum takes place every 6-8 weeks with a representative from each department and no line managers - all feedback is considered by the Board. An anonymous online noticeboard area is available for staff to air problems and to make suggestions for change.
My Team
My Team
Armstrong have frequent departmental and company-wide socials and team-building activities such as go-karting. They work in an open plan office environment and monthly internal newsletters provide an update from all departments including staff news such as new babies, weddings, new staff and achievements.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Armstrong offer a Red Letter Day reward scheme for all employees, an end of year bonus dependent on company and individual performance, a free four-day company holiday to Spain, free Christmas party and free company social events every other month.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    71% / 29%


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