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26 February 2016

Alan Richardson and Alison Hughes

Rising stars

Cambridge Consultants achieves 38th place in The Sunday Times top 100 list

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is the best mid-sized company to work for in the Cambridge technology cluster – according to its own staff – for the second year running.

Employees’ survey responses have placed the company in 38th position in the 2016 list of The Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For. The company has also achieved 3-star accreditation for “extraordinary” workplace engagement – up from 2-star in the previous two years.

The rankings were announced at a gala dinner in London, with Cambridge Consultants again placed ahead of many household names. Places in the top 100 list are determined by the results of a staff survey. As well as things like pay and benefits, and work-life balance, the survey covers topics such as whether employees believe they can make a valuable contribution to their firm’s success, how proud they are to work for their company and whether they think their organisation gives something back to their local community.

“I am delighted that our staff still think we are a great place to work,” said Alan Richardson, CEO of Cambridge Consultants. “As we continue our ambitious expansion plans – which have already seen the company double in size in just four years – we are determined to preserve our unique working culture. It’s a vital element of what makes us the employer of choice for truly talented people – and it’s great to see it reflected in these results.”

Employees at Cambridge Consultants receive free lunches and refreshments, as well as a comprehensive healthcare package and a performance-related bonus scheme – and half a million pounds a year is invested in training. An active social club gives the company a 'family feel', and it has a culture of care, support and teamwork. The company recruited 110 people last year – and plans to add a further 100 or more during 2016.

Notes to editors

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 700 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, oil and gas, and wireless communications.

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.945bn. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit www.altran.com.

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