Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Software Quality - Making Software Work
  • Year established:
    2009
  • Website:
    http://www.roq.co.uk
  • Contact
    • ROQ, Assurance House, CBTC, Euxton Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6TE

About ROQ

ROQ provide strategic software-testing solutions to world-leading organisations.

The Lancashire company, chaired by Clive Grummett, was founded by Directors Stephen Johnson and Mark Bargh in 2009 and recently moved into smart, 150-seat accommodation in Chorley.
It was engaging with and listening to clients that helped ROQ recognise there was a need for a more flexible and responsive approach to software testing that improved upon traditional service-delivery models. As a direct result, ROQ established its UK-based Test Lab.
This world-class facility enables ROQ to deliver strategic software-testing solutions that make a genuine difference to clients. ROQ are also adept at finding effective ways of working in partnership and listening closely to what clients want.
ROQ recognises staff as individuals, rewarding them in ways they’ll value, such as a meal out for the family, an Amazon voucher or a weekend away. Often, a simple thank you from a director can go a long way.


What is it like to work for ROQ

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A dedicated Career Support Manager creates development plans for individuals so they’re supported in working towards career goals and ensuring they understand their contribution to ROQ. With 'ROQ bytes', colleagues share with each other new things they have learnt or experienced.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
All employees get Fitbits and they run regular competitions to motivate everyone to be more active. Employees get personal-trainer sessions once a month after work. Collaborative working and strong relationships between colleagues are supported and there’s a games room.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Community Ambassadors help coordinate all charity initiatives. They’re currently working on an event in March to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. There are strong links with local education, providing pupils with positive interactions with business and the world of work.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Staff:

    68

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

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