Thoughtworks has been named as ‘IT Vendor of the Year 2020’ at the UK IT Industry Awards, for recognition of outstanding performance in technology excellence, investment in the IT industry, persity in the workplace, customer satisfaction and innovation.
Aside from working to help clients adapt to the new normal during COVID-19, some of Thoughtworks’ outstanding initiatives - which stand as testament to this award - include:
- XConf and TechRadar, platforms that help technologists connect and share expert knowledge
- Internship programs like Northcoders, which have worked to nurture persity in the technology sector by helping people kickstart careers as software developers
- Work for One Million Mentors and The Museum of Homelessness, working to give back to the community on a national scale
- Thoughtworks is also in Stonewall’s Top 100 UK employers
The nominee’s for this award are also judged on their commitment to persity, something that Thoughtworks promotes through its recruitment practices, leadership programs, employee opportunities, training and retention policies. Forty percent of Thoughtworks UK workforce is made up of women and non-binary people compared to the technology industry standard of 19%.
Ruth Harrison, managing director of Thoughtworks UK commented: “We are delighted to be named IT Vendor of the Year. Over the last 25 years, we’ve grown to be a leading global software consultancy of more than 7,000 Thoughtworkers. With our roots in custom systems and agile software delivery, we’re at the forefront of defining the tech principles used by some of the world’s most successful organizations.
“We’ve invested in organic growth, building on strategy, design, data and engineering capabilities required to bring a truly integrated approach to solving our client's toughest challenges. This award is a testament to our hard-working and committed team of Thoughtworkers who challenge us – and the technology sector at large – to do better, to strive for real innovation and to advocate for an equitable tech future.”