January 11, 2023 - News

Version 1 Top 10 in Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2023!

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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 

“We are very honoured to have achieved this remarkable award, to rank in the Top 10 of this prestigious list of organisations is something that we are all extremely proud of in Version 1. This employee award is very special to me as it reflects the true views and experiences of our people and speaks to our strong culture of Trust and Empowerment. A culture where our people feel comfortable in expressing their honest opinion and trust us as an organisation to take on board their feedback and take action to enhance their overall employee experience. I am truly grateful to see that so many of our employees have taken the time to write about their positive experiences working at Version 1, it is down to these collective efforts that we have achieved this fantastic result. We invest considerably to create a positive human experience for our people, I am very humbled to see this reflected in our very strong Glassdoor scores in the areas of; career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management and work-life balance. Thank you to everyone in Version 1 for making this possible.” 
- Louise Lahiff, Director of Strategy, Planning and People

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.  

About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of over 2600 dedicated difference-makers works tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People, and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.