Cambridge Consultants: an ‘outstanding’ workplace

Cambridge Consultants has achieved 38th place in the list of The Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.

The rankings were announced at a gala dinner in London last night (Thursday), with the product design and development firm proving successful at its first ever entry for the awards. The company also received 2-star accreditation – for ‘outstanding’ workplace engagement.

The ranking of 38th puts Cambridge Consultants ahead of a plethora of household names. The Best Companies survey revealed that the vast majority of Cambridge Consultants staff believe they can make a valuable contribution to the firm’s success and would not leave even if offered another job. And the company was in the top 20 when staff were asked about their level of contentment with their pay and benefits.

“The feedback we get from our employees is that this is an exceptional place to work – and that’s now reflected in these results,” said Alan Richardson, CEO of Cambridge Consultants.

As well as enjoying technically challenging and varied work, and having great work colleagues, the 400 employees at Cambridge Consultants get free lunches and refreshments – plus a comprehensive healthcare package and a performance-related bonus scheme. An active social club gives the company a ‘family feel’. And each member of staff has a customised career development programme, based on their individual needs.

The Best Companies recognition is the latest in a string of accolades for Cambridge Consultants. Last year the firm won the title of Employer of the Year in the Cambridge technology cluster, and featured in People Management magazine’s list of the 20 best organisations for human resources – ever.

In its 54-year history, Cambridge Consultants has been involved in a range of breakthrough products and technologies – from the round tea bag you use to make your morning beverage, to the ground-to-air radio system controlling air traffic over the majority of the planet.

The company is a third of the way through a four-year plan to double in size. Last year alone it created 70 new jobs, and the aim is to recruit a further 70 people during 2014. Current projects range from Iridium NEXT – the world’s most significant commercial space programme – to cardiac and neurological implants, and the next phase of development of the DropTag parcel monitoring concept.


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