Press Release

Acquia is recognised as one of the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™

Reading, 29th April 2021 – Employees have spoken! Acquia’s flexibility and support for its employees and their families during the pandemic is just one of the reasons why employees love working for Acquia – even during a crisis. Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses the world over, Acquia was able to sustain their award-winning culture, ultimately achieving a ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list (in the Medium category) published by Great Place to Work® UK today.

Acquia is among the 183 UK-based organisations recognised by its employees as an organisation that promotes a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I’m honored to share this award alongside my UK colleagues who rallied around one other to help navigate the many challenges and uncertainties of the past year,” said Julia Birkett, Acquia’s Senior Director of People. “Our global, people-first culture is our greatest strength, and receiving this award is a testament to the amazing work that the Acquia team does every day.” 

Acquia’s commitment to its people-first culture resulted in several other accolades including Great Place to Work in 2020, Excellence in Wellbeing in 2020 and Best Medium Workplaces in Tech in the UK in 2020. Specific efforts to support its employees including flexible work schedules, which are especially welcome to working parents and caregivers, webinars with COVID specialists to help dispel myths related to the virus, and nutritional experts to ensure the well-being of all Acquians. 

Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. To determine an organisation’s ranking, Great Place to Work® administers their comprehensive employee survey which represents 3/4 of an organisation’s final score. The remaining quarter of the score comes from the Culture Audit®  – a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed over 100 million employees globally and have used those deep insights to define what element makes a great workplace: Trust. Great Place to Work® UK helps organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognise Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisations, as well as the acclaimed UK’s Best Workplaces™, UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women and UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech lists. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organisation become a truly ‘great place to work’.

About Acquia
Acquia is the open digital experience platform that enables organizations to build, host, analyze and communicate with their customers at scale through websites and digital applications. As the trusted open source leader, we use adaptive intelligence to produce better business outcomes for CX leaders.

Kaitlyn Ethier
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