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Chess ICT

Officially #1 – ‘The Sunday Times Best Company to Work For 2018’

28 February 2018 11:00


Chess is officially the Best Company to Work for in the UK having won the prestigious Sunday Times award in London on Thursday, February 22.

Chess Founder and CEO David Pollock, collected the high-profile award following another successful year as one of the UK’s leading technology solutions providers. David also scooped up the ‘Best Leader’ award for the second year running.

He said: “We've been in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK' for the last nine years, 3rd in 2015 and 2nd in 2016 and 2017. I'm so proud that we've finally made it to first place. I was also thrilled to be named 'Best Leader' for the second year in a row, an award for all our great leaders at Chess.

“We couldn't achieve half of what we do without the support of our people, our loyal customers, our partners and our suppliers. We are passionate about making Chess not only a great place to work but also a great place to be a customer.

“It is this total commitment by our people that makes us the Best Company to Work for in the UK and I couldn’t be more proud. A great start to 2018 and a great way to celebrate our 25th year in business.”

Kate Wood, Head of Knowledge and Culture at Chess, added: “I am so proud to be part of Team Chess. Our Culture is what sets us apart and we love it. Everyone has worked together with passion and pride to achieve the number one spot and taking that trophy back to the Chess Family today will be the best feeling in the world.”

Best Companies methodology is widely recognised as the most academically-rigorous measure in present workplace engagement.

Chess People benefit from health and pension plans, a share-option scheme, flexible working hours, complemented by some more unusual benefits such as massages, breakfast clubs, flu jabs, sponsorships for qualifications and happiness training conducted by the company CEO David Pollock.


Notes to editors: To arrange an interview with our CEO David Pollock or Head of Culture Kate Wood, please contact me at:

Media contact: Nikita Murray
Tel. 0845 612 3427

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About Chess ICT

Chess is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions providers, helping over 40,000 businesses grow through innovative technology and expert advice.

Relationships with all major UK networks and technical capabilities across Voice, & Connect, ICT, CyberSecurity and Digital allows us to design, deploy and support our customers to grow efficiently, work from anywhere, safeguard their businesses and better connect with their customers.

Not only do we pride ourselves on our award winning service and solutions, we are extremely proud that our 550 people voted us No1 in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for’ list 2018 after 9 consecutive years in the top 100, including 3rd in 2015 and 2nd in 2016 and 2017.

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