Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Bespoke Software Development Solutions
  • 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
Softwire’s office kitchen is stocked with free breakfast items and snacks such as crisps and chocolates cakes, some of which is made on-site by their kitchen team. Other perks include manicures, haircuts and office parties, as well as meditation and yoga sessions for those who want to participate.
My Team
My Team
Teams are encouraged to use whatever tools they feel help them to communicate best, and have plenty of opportunities to socialise outside their project work with weekly tea and cake events and team evenings out. The firm also recently hosted a four-day company conference in Portugal.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company encourages its staff to recycle, generating almost no kitchen waste and relying on local food produce only. They also host quiz nights and volunteering opportunities for charity, and run a CV reading scheme to provide unemployed young people with working skills.

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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

  • 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 to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    129

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    31

  • Male : Female:

    78% / 22%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    85%

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