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Best Companies to Work For Awards 2021

Best Companies 2021

Leading technology provider Chess has once again been named in the top 100 UK Best Companies to Work For 2021. 


Chess has retained a place in the top 15 for 12 consecutive years having placed #1 in 2018 and in the top 3 for four years. This year Chess also received the highest accolade ‘world class to work for’ 3-star accreditation rating and placed #2 in the Telecoms sector awards.  


Mark Lightfoot, chief executive officer at Chess, said, “I’d like to congratulate every one of our people. Our results are testament to the amazing attitude, energy and performance of all our people throughout the last 12 months. Our unique culture, which has been built, protected and nurtured over 28 years, was vital to our success through the last year. We supported each other, placed mental and physical wellbeing at the forefront of our thinking and benefits package, and continued to support our chosen charities.” 


Last Friday, 21 May 2021, our people joined together to watch and celebrate another year at Best Companies Online Awards 2021. Here’s a short video clip from our people to tell you what they love about Chess! 


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Mark Lightfoot

Mark Lightfoot

Mark Lightfoot stepped in the CEO role in 2018. He joined Chess as financial director in 2008 and was most recently chief financial officer. Mark drives outstanding performance across his team, ensuring great financial control, and has a proven track record in building external relationships and securing financial support as we continue our growth journey

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