Answer Digital is now Employee Owned

After a successful 20 years, the future is now in the hands of Answer Digital’s 85+ (and growing) employees, who account for 75% ownership of the business. The move enables Answer Digital to retain it’s fantastic employee-first culture and values as it continues to grow.

Answer Digital has a long track record of investing in its people with over half of the employees alumni of it’s Academy, which was created to nurture the next generation of talent for the company. Ownership empowers every employee, sharing in the success that we’ve built and make our employees feel invested in our continued growth.

This was a natural one for Answer Digital, as one of the company’s core values is recognising employee contribution.

Typically, employee-owned businesses have higher productivity, greater levels of innovation and are more resilient to economic headwinds. The people that work in them are often more engaged, happier in their jobs and less stressed.

Gary Parlett, founder and managing director of Answer Digital said: "We have grown a team that is respected across the industry as original thinkers that put innovation and a desire to deliver exemplary work at the heart of everything they do. To support the team and create a platform for what comes next, we have decided to move Answer Digital to employee ownership. It means everyone will have a stake in building a sustainable business that has the freedom to do great work.

"Typically, employee-owned businesses have higher productivity, greater levels of innovation and are more resilient to economic headwinds. The people that work in them are often more engaged, happier in their jobs and less stressed. We believe that employee ownership can answer some of the big questions we are facing as a society and an economy. We need to address the balance between work and reward and unite people behind a common purpose. We are passionate that this is the best route for our business to continue to grow and deliver award-winning solutions."

Our values

Our Values sit at the heart of everything we do, ensuring we're doing whatever we can to help our clients thrive by realising their potential. We also ensure we give something back to the local community to leave a legacy of helping those in need.

  • Passion is contagious and affects a catalyst for change, creating something truly transformative and meaningful.

  • Culture is in the air around us, influencing everything we do. We believe growth and development comes through collaboration. We call this nuturation.

  • Empathy, trust and openness are integral when nurturing talent and bringing together teams of individuals with diverse personalities, roles and skills. We support our team and yours to do amazing things together. We like to call this putting the love in the room.

  • Doing the right things, in the right way, is how we approach our work, how we treat our colleagues and how we serve our customers.

  • We never stand still; reflection, adjustment and continuous improvement is a core tenet of our approach. We are working with our customers to shape the future.

Award Winning Agency

We are the UK's Best Performing IT Consultancy company 2020

We're proud to have been recognised – by Megabuyte 100 – as the 'Best Performing Company – IT Consulting award' for 2020. The Emerging Stars awards are part of the Megabuyte100 award series which collectively celebrates the UK’s 100 best-performing scale-up, privately-owned mid-market and quoted technology companies.

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