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February 25, 2019


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Paxton makes The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list for the second year running

Access control specialist Paxton has, for the second consecutive year, been named among The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for.

Ranking 91 it remains the only UK physical security manufacturer to make the list. The Brighton-based company, which specialises in IP access control and building automation systems, debuted at 49 in the 2018 rankings.

Run by ‘Best Companies’, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for champions organisations that provide an enjoyable, rewarding working environment with clear opportunities for career progression.

Judges were particularly impressed by glowing feedback from Paxton employees around leadership, culture and community work.

The survey of Paxton employees, some of whom attended an awards ceremony last week to mark the achievement, revealed that: 

  • 94% agree that the company encourages charitable events
  • 92% believe they can make a valuable contribution to the company’s success
  • 87% feel proud to work for Paxton

“We always listen to our staff and, thanks to their feedback, have been able to introduce a host of initiatives to help them thrive.” Adam Stroud, Paxton’s chief executive

“We’re so happy to be in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for the second year running,” said Adam Stroud, Paxton’s chief executive. “This is a huge achievement and we’re incredibly proud.

“It’s the people that make Paxton such a fantastic place to work and they are the reason for our continued success.

Employee perks include free breakfasts, healthy snacks and drinks, private healthcare, a comfortable working environment with the latest technology, opportunities for training and career progression, flexible working and family-friendly policies.

“Sense of community”

“With teams in 12 locations across the world, it’s important to foster a sense of community – but key to that is staff wellbeing and engagement,” continued Stroud.

“We always listen to our staff and, thanks to their feedback, have been able to introduce a whole host of initiatives to help them thrive. This not only allows our teams reach their full potential, it also means we can attract the best and brightest talent.

“But while we’re delighted to again be recognised as one of the best companies to work for, we’ll always ask our staff if we can do better and will be introducing more initiatives in the year ahead. We’re excited about the future and becoming an even better place to work.”

It’s the latest in a string of accolades for the company. Paxton has previously featured in the FT1000, the Financial Times’ rundown of Europe’s fastest growing companies, and the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. It has won a Sussex Super Growth Award, Best Large Company at the Brighton and Hove Independent Business Awards, Company of the Year at Brighton and Hove Business Awards, and Manufacturer of the Year at the Eastbourne Business Awards.

The company has 300 employees based in offices in the UK, US, France, Germany, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Benelux.

Paxton solutions like the Net2 door entry system and the access control, IP video management and building automation system Paxton10 are installed in 25,000 buildings a year globally.

Notable Paxton projects include Manchester United, graze, Michelin, Cherbourg Airport, Boucheries Nivernaises, Sky Deutschland and Foyles.

Last year the company opened a state-of-the art facility that houses a training suite and its R&D departments.

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