Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Cloud technology provider
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  • Contact
    • UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester, M15 5QJ

About UKFast

UKFast are one of the UK’s leading hosting and colocation providers. The company looks after world-leading brands, keeps the UK’s busiest airports’ check-in desks open and ensures the digital presence of public sector organisations is always online.

They own, manage and operate the UKFast data centre complex, with more than 30,000 sq ft of enterprise-grade, ISO-certified facilities.

Started in 1999 by Lawrence Jones MBE and his wife, Gail, UKFast has expanded into a team of more than 350 employees, with Lawrence and Gail as active in the business today as they were in the beginning.

The company is committed to making Manchester the UK’s number one tech city with a number of upgrades and programmes, including a collaboration with educational provider The Dean Trust to create a high school focused on digital literacy and a partnership with Manchester High School for Girls to reduce the gender gap across tech industries.

What is it like to work for UKFast

My Manager
My Manager
The company has measurement across every department, enabling managers to track and celebrate activity. Equally, it enables senior managers to spot where they may need to offer a helping hand. Every team member is given a rating of gold, silver or bronze.
My Team
My Team
UKFast hosted a three-day music festival for the team, headlined by Example. The event was attended by 8,000 people, including the team’s friends and family. A London bus bar, disco igloo, fairground rides, inflatable games and a prosecco lawn were just a few highlights.
My Company
My Company
UKFast’s core values, mission and outrageous ambition flow through every part of the business. From recruitment to induction, through to company events, weekly whole company meetings and their internal and external communications.

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  • Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

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