The new year has only just started and we’re kicking things off with the news that Version 1 has ranked at number 10 in Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards for 2023!

This list is compiled annually and ranks the UK’s Top 50 Best Places to Work. Unlike many other employee awards, there is no application or nomination process. The winners are determined based on anonymous and voluntary feedback from their employees.  

That’s what makes this award extra special, as it reflects the real reviews of our staff who form one side of the strategic triangle of people, customers and company which are the heart of the Version 1 difference.  

We take pride in our core values of Honesty and Integrity, which sync perfectly with the remit of Glassdoor – sharing real employee reviews without bias or censorship. Read our Glassdoor reviews here 

Version 1 Growth Trajectory

2023 marks the 9th edition of the award in the UK, recognising the 50 best companies with 1,000 or more employees. It comes after a landmark year for us in the UK, including the acquisition of Evoco and Instinctive BI and continued growth in our offices in Edinburgh, London, Belfast and Newcastle.  

In 2022, we are proud to say that we hired a massive 1,008 new colleagues around the world, bringing us to more than 2,600 employees in the UK, Ireland, India and Spain. We also have ambitious targets for the next five years, in partnership with Partners Group. This latest award joins our Great Place To Work® recognition which has been consistent for the last 11 years and saw us earn a massive 12 Great Place To Work® awards in 2022 alone!  

Want to know why we are such a great place to work? Here are just a few reasons. 


Here are a small sample of our employee reviews from Glassdoor: 

“The company really cares about its employees and looks after them. There is a good culture that stems from their core values including honesty, integrity and no ego. But it is also an environment that challenges you to be better and gives you the tools and motivations to aim higher.” 
– Belfast, Northern Ireland  

“Have been with Version 1 for nearly two years now and they are the best place I’ve worked at – hands down. Great culture, good values, good teams and support. They try really hard to look after staff and people look after each other. They have a quarterly profit share which is great.” 
– Leeds, England 

“For the more senior professionals, there is a no-ego team spirit that allows your mastery to grow and shine through. In terms of size, the company isn’t as large as others, so whilst its name may not be as prestigious as a big-4, it doesn’t share the same baggage that sometimes comes with those sorts of places. There is an inherent agility in comparison, and at the same time, there is room for you to add value and get seriously recognised for it.” 
– Redditch, England  

We want to say a huge thank you to each and every employee, past or present, who took the time to share their invaluable perspective. Learning from you makes us better and we try to take every piece of feedback onboard.  

Do you want to join one of the best places to work in the UK? Click here for our open roles.