Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Software development services
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.softwire.com
  • Contact
    • 110 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL

About Softwire

Softwire delivers bespoke software engineering, digital design solutions and consultancy services to some of the UK’s leading brands. They work with many customers - from large established product vendors and solution providers to start-up internet ventures that base their business on the software Softwire has built for them.

Formed in 2000, today the company has grown to over 130 employees. Softwire’s aim is to create the best possible environment to produce outstanding software and deliver unmatched customer satisfaction.

The company’s goal is to hire the brightest people, give them great autonomy, remunerate them well, and provide lots of opportunities for them to give back to their local and not so local communities.

Softwire is based in London and are led by co-founders Pete Kenny, Phil Marsden and Dan Shavick, who all remain involved in the company’s day-to-day workings.


What is it like to work for Softwire

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company offers a free on-site gym and recreational facilities, free snacks and drinks in the office, subsidised lunches, and even 3.5 days of ‘morale holiday’ every year. In addition, all employees are automatically covered for permanent health insurance.
My Team
My Team
At Softwire, employees can take part in meditation every lunch. The company also organises regular social events where family and children are invited, such as a fully paid holiday to Krakow for three days, and a range of charitable activities.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Softwire has raised a huge £71,000 for a variety of different charities over the past year, thanks to quiz nights, charity Saturdays, a Softwire Bake-Off, a charity Rockstock event and much more. In addition, team members helped read and provide feedback on CVs to benefit unemployed young people.

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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

  • 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

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Staff:

    123

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    87%

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