Mason Advisory, the Salford-based independent digital and technology transformation consultancy, has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the 2021 Great Place to Work list.

Despite an incredibly challenging year, Mason Advisory has been awarded the accolade for the third time – and for the first time, due to its growth, it has placed in the Medium size organisation category (50 to 250 employees), alongside 71 other British companies.

The Best Workplace™ Awards represent the largest survey of workplace cultures and people practices, and the unique methodology behind the rankings is regarded as the gold standard of employer awards. Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment so employee feedback makes up the results of the Trust Index survey, which, along with a Culture Audit questionnaire, analyses and evaluates the company’s HR, leadership practices, policies, and culture.

Mason Advisory is proud of having established a great company culture, and continued to nurture this in the last year, to attract, retain, and develop the best talent. The team has increased the scale of the organisation and embedded operational excellence in everything they do to expand their reach in the market and sustain credibility as an industry leader and great employer.

In a year of uncertainty, the company focus on wellbeing is more important than ever and they have continued to build on their wellbeing guidelines with a regular programme of activities to promote mental and physical health, offer a support network and encourage a sense of community.

Steve Watmough, Mason Advisory CEO, says: “We’re delighted to have been recognised as a great workplace. We previously ranked in the small business category but due to a recruitment drive and company expansion, we qualified for the medium ranking this year – a real landmark achievement for us – and we happily secured the 35thspot.

“It’s a great accolade to receive and is certainly a morale-booster for our whole team under these circumstances. It’s testament to their dedication and commitment to our business, and I’m full of pride that our efforts to ensure the happiness and wellbeing of our staff are paying off and recognised within this report. Understanding how our employees feel about our business is key to building a successful working environment and this award reinforces our commitment to putting employees at the heart of how we operate.”

He adds: “We’re keen that the culture at Mason Advisory promotes a caring environment and that everyone feels valued and appreciated. While we are still navigating global challenges and facing uncertainty and disruptions, we are proud of our working practices and how we have managed to support our employees to allow them to thrive and consistently deliver high quality results for our clients around the world.”

183 organisations were featured in the 2021 Great Place to Work list, in total.

With offices at MediaCityUK, Salford, and London, Mason Advisory enables organisations to deliver value through Digital and Technology transformation, solving complex business challenges through the intelligent use of IT resources including IT strategy and transformation, sourcing, architecture, cybersecurity, and IT delivery. It operates in sectors such as finance and banking, health, insurance, emergency services, education, retail, government, not for profit, and transport.