UKFast

What we do:
Hosting provider

Latest List Position:
5

BCI Score:
799.9

Website:
https://www.ukfast.co.uk

Recruitment Website:
http://www.ukfast.co.uk/careers.html

Twitter:
@UKFast

Head Office:
UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ

Our Mission/Vision

Mission: To significantly accelerate commerce and learning through innovation and thought while contributing to our customers’ success. Vision: To be the best at everything we do, whilst enriching the lives of everyone we touch.

Company Information

WHO NEEDS FACEBOOK when there’s FastBook? This Manchester-based cloud hosting and data centre firm has launched an app to help team members stay in touch. UKFast has appeared seven times as a Best Small Company to Work For, and enters our mid-size list in the top five.

The firm grew from 213 to 293 employees last year and has bought the office next door to adjoin a “campus” that already features a gym, creche, classrooms, Japanese spa garden and sleeping pods. Lawrence and Gail Jones founded the business in 1999 after trying to build a website and struggling so much with hosting providers that they decided to set up one of their own. Today UKFast keeps check-in desks open at UK airports, ensures public-sector organisations stay online and serves some of the world’s biggest brands.

Staff incentives include ski trips to Verbier, Switzerland, holidays in Las Vegas, a three-day music festival, and Friday drinks in the office bar. Individuals say their colleagues are fun to work with (92% positive, third).

They care about each other (90%, second), go out of their way to be helpful (91%, third) and are proud to work for UKFast (90%, fourth).

www.ukfast.co.uk

Company Statistics

  • 17%

    Staff Turnover

  • 1999

    Founded

  • 29

    Average Age

  • 291

    Staff

  • 3

    UK sites

  • 30%

    Earning £35,000+

  • 76% / 24%

    Male : Female

List History

  • Best Companies To Work For List 2017

    2017

  • Sunday Times List 2016

    2016

  • Sunday Times List 2014

    2014

  • Sunday Times List 2013

    2013

  • Sunday Times List 2012

    2012

  • Sunday Times List 2011

    2011

  • Sunday Times List 2010

    2010

  • Sunday Times List 2009

    2009

Accreditation History

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