Seven fantastic workplaces were shortlisted, but only one could be chosen as Adzuna’s 2016 Best British Workplace. Picking just one winner from the excellent shortlist would’ve been a terribly difficult task – thankfully we had Robin Klein on hand to help us make the final call.
We’d like to give all entrants and finalists one last congratulations – there really were some fantastic workplaces that would have made worthy winners. But now it’s time to turn our attention to this year’s Best British Workplace:
While folks familiar with Campus North will no doubt be leading the digital round of applause that they deserve, let us explain to the rest of you just what made our winner so special.
It was the genuine sense of community on display at Campus North that really blew our judge away. The shared workspace has hosted hundreds of events, including student careers sessions, tech industry gatherings for the likes of Virgin Money, and events focussed on Women in Tech / STEM.
Klein also hailed the space for its importance to the tech scene in Newcastle, recognising that similar spaces around the country are vital if strong startup communities are to thrive outside the capital.
About the Best British Workplace judge
Robin Klein is an early-stage investor that has been involved with some of the UK’s most successful tech companies, such as Lastminute.com, LoveFilm, moo.com and Zoopla.
Klein has been at the helm of a number of companies that invest in early-stage businesses: he co-founded The Accelerator Group in 1998 and was a Venture Partner at Index Ventures from 2010-2015.
You spoke, we listened
It wasn’t just what Klein had to say that was important though. Throughout the competition we’ve been hearing from those people at the heart of the workplace, and it turns out the Campus North lot are a noisy bunch. Past and present members used every superlative in the dictionary to describe the atmosphere and culture of what many considered the home of the tech community in the North East. One response even claimed Campus North ‘ignited a revolution’ in the region.
Until next year…
Thanks again to the businesses that entered, everyone that spoke out in praise of their workplace, and our judge Robin Klein, and of course, congratulations once again to Campus North – officially Adzuna’s Best British Workplace 2016.
And what better way to say goodbye than with a picture from Code Bunnies, a recent Easter-themed event for 5-14 year-olds – just one of Campus North’s many community events designed to inspire the next generation of coders!