We are proud to announce Madgex has received an award from Workingmums.co.uk in recognition of our support to working parents.
Madgex won the Top Employer Award for SMEs (26-250 employees) for its focus on “female career progression, support for dads and a strong emphasis on flexible working and work life balance across the board”.
The Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards aim to encourage best practice in family friendly working, so that employers are more inclusive at every level.
The ceremony at Soho Hotel celebrated the UK’s most progressive businesses, and Madgex was up against high calibre competition, including Lloyds Banking Group, Vodafone, The IT Touch and Carillion.
This award is a great achievement for Madgex and testament to our efforts to provide a flexible, supportive working environment for families. We have a creative, diverse team of experts that we’re so proud of, especially in a challenging industry.
However we want to do more. While 65% of our senior management are female, only 30% of all Madgex employees and 20% of our tech teams are women. We are committed to increasing the number of women working in technology and our ambition is to become gender neutral.
We will also continue to listen to all our employee’s needs and strive to make Madgex a supportive working environment for everyone.
In addition to our award, we were shortlisted for the Best Dad’s Award, which recognises companies who have specific policies aimed at working fathers.
Gillian Nissim founder of Workingmums.co.uk was one of fives judges on a tough panel. Joining her was Andy Lake editor of Flexibility.co.uk; Jennifer Liston-Smith director of coaching and consultancy at My Family Care; Dave Dunbar head of digital workplace at Nationwide Building Society; and Clare Kelliher professor of work and organisation at Cranfield School of Management. A lot of clever people with very high standards!
According to Gillian the judges were impressed by Madgex's “flexible, inclusive culture”.
“Madgex had compelling figures about career progression: 85% of senior managers were promoted internally, half of them working mums who work flexible hours,” she said.
“We praised in particular the company's sponsorship of Spring Forward, a month-long series of events celebrating the role of women in digital culture. For a business of that size to be investing in this was a significant commitment. We were also impressed by Madgex's commitment to hosting the She Codes initiative, which promotes best practice in coding for women.”