Firm makes top 40 in pres­ti­gious ‘best’ list

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

AFINANCIAL tech­nol­ogy firm has kicked off the year with a bang af­ter be­ing named among the best com­pa­nies to work for in the UK.

Quint Group, based on Ox­ford Road, Mac­cles­field, has also shown its sup­port for the com­mu­nity by rais­ing more than £5,000 for the East Cheshire Hospice.

Quint Group, which was founded in 2009 and op­er­ates in Poland, the US and Aus­tralian ter­ri­to­ries, em­ploys more than 100 staff, with 76 based at the Mac­cles­field head­quar­ters.

It has been ranked num­ber 40 in the Sun­day Times Best Small Com­pa­nies to Work For list for 2017.

Mike Ran­som, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Quint Group, said: “The Sun­day Times’ best com­pa­nies rank­ing is widely ac­knowl­edged as the bench­mark for em­ployee en­gage­ment in this coun­try and to be se­lected is a great achieve­ment.

“We’re proud of the cul­ture that we have cre­ated here at Quint and we sup­port our staff in any way that we can.

“De­vel­op­ment of our staff is very im­por­tant to us and we have a learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment man­ager who fo­cuses on this.

“Bal­ance is im­por­tant in the work­place – we en­cour­age all staff take regular time away from their desks in our break- out area where they can play pool, ta­ble ten­nis and Xbox.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time here at Quint af­ter the launch of our new com­par­i­son site mon­eyguru. com and we have plans for fur­ther ex­pan­sion both here in the UK and abroad.”

When they are not busy work­ing, staff at the Mac­cles­field head­quar­ters have been tak­ing part in a num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the Born Sur­vivor Chal­lenge, a spon­sored cy­cle cover- ing the dis­tance from Mac­cles­field to Warsaw, and sev­eral bak­ing com­pe­ti­tions in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

Mr Ran­som added: “We are ex­tremely happy to be able to help out the lo­cal com­mu­nity in any way we can.

“It’s not just about rais- ing money, it’s about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.”

Camilla Crock­ett, cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ship man­ager at East Cheshire Hospice, said: “Quint has sup­ported East Cheshire with fundrais­ing and vol­un­teer­ing over a num­ber of years, as a lo­cal busi­ness their sup­port is key to the hospice.

“Hav­ing worked with their staff on dif­fer­ent projects it is a plea­sure to see how en­gaged they are with the cause, and how ready to get in­volved they are.

“Their en­thu­si­asm, ideas and can-do at­ti­tude has made a real im­pact here at the hospice.”

The Group was also recently short­listed for the Ama­zon Em­ployer of the Year award and for best use of mo­bile for the FS Tech awards, which recog­nise ex­cel­lence and in­no­va­tion in the ‘fin­tech’ sec­tor.

The awards are in­de­pen­dently judged and the win­ners will be an­nounced at the FStech Awards gala din­ner and cer­e­mony on March 23 at the Lon­don Mar­riott Ho­tel, Grosvenor Square.

‘Bal­ance is im­por­tant in the work­place’

Quint Group MD Mike Ran­som and staff who took part in a char­ity bike ride at the firm, which has now made the top 40 in the Sun­day Times list of Best Small Com­pa­nies to Work For

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