Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Telecoms, Cyber Security and ICT end to end solution providers
  • Year established:
    1993
  • Website:
    http://www.chessict.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Bridgford House, Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7JP

About Chess

Chess are one of the UK’s leading Telecoms and ICT end-to-end solution providers, helping more than 30,000 businesses grow through innovative technology and expert advice.

Established in 1993, Chess employ more than 550 people in six sites across the UK and have helped over 30,000 businesses reduce their communication costs. Their relationship with all major UK networks and partners allows them to offer an extensive portfolio of communication packages at the best possible price.

Relationships with all major UK networks and technical capabilities across Voice, Connect, Cloud and Digital allow the company to design, deploy and support customers to grow efficiently, work from anywhere, safeguard their businesses, and better connect with their customers.

Part of the company’s success is giving something back to the local community and charities alike. Staff have taken part in cycling across Costa Rica, skydiving, racing in rally cars to Budapest and much more.


What is it like to work for Chess

Leadership
Leadership
Most senior management don’t have their own office - instead choosing to sit with the people. The Managing Director moves round the offices sitting in different areas and getting to know people, giving employees a chance to ask questions or discuss any ideas they have.
My Manager
My Manager
The Chief Executive Officer will meet with managers on a monthly basis to discuss what they are working on and all senior managers will be subject to an annual 360 survey, carried out by around 20 colleagues at all levels.
My Team
My Team
Cultural architects are people who are passionate about making Chess a great place to work and are elected annually by everyone in the business. They provide critical feedback, producing a weekly morale score for the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    20%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Staff:

    505

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

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