12 February 2015
I’m delighted to hear that UKFast has been nominated for a City of Manchester Business Award, even more so that it’s for ‘Employer of the Year’.
We’ve had some real distractions over the last few years with the data centres we’ve been building and of course the big move from City Tower to UKFast Campus. There was a sizeable build going on there in the background while we did our work last year so I’m really proud of the team for keeping their focus where it matters – on the customers.
I like to think the reason we are nominated for awards like this is our culture, and the graft our in-house recruitment team – the Dreams Team – puts in to make sure we only ever strengthen that culture. In many ways, UKFast has the same tight knit family feel it’s had since the early days. As an employer, I’m always thinking of new ways to strengthen this, whether it’s taking whole teams out to Verbier for skiing and some questionable dancing, or making a chill out lounge with the same materials and lighting that Gail and I have in our own home.
If we’re succeeding at this, I couldn’t be happier, but we can always – and will always – do more. So if you’ve been to visit us and enjoyed the atmosphere in the UKFast Campus, we’d love it if you could vote for us. There are loads of Manchester businesses up for different awards, so if you see any names you know, big them up as well.
Manchester has an outstanding business community, let’s give it the attention it deserves.