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Liberty IT again recognised as one of UK's top places to work

By Margaret Canning

Northern Ireland company Liberty IT has been named one of the United Kingdom's best places to work for the fourth year in a row for policies including agile working.

The IT firm, which is based in Belfast, was listed at number 34 in a 56-strong list of the UK's Best Workplaces - its sixth appearance on the list.

Liberty IT, which looks after IT services for US insurance giant Liberty, features in the category of medium-sized workforces of up to 499 staff.

The lists are compiled by organisation Great Place to Work based on an employee survey and an audit into management and HR practices.

The IT firm, now situated at Adelaide Exchange in Belfast, has operated in Northern Ireland for nearly 20 years and was one of the first major US business services firms to set up here. It has around 430 staff.

It said "innovative, creative and effective" HR policies had led to its successful workplace culture with a high rate of staff retention.

Overall, the working environment was characterised by allowing staff agile working and flexibility, while the company also encouraged staff to pursue personal and professional interests.

A new style of office space had also encouraged more collaborative thinking.

Managing director William Hamilton, who has led the company since 1997, said: "We are proud of our established tradition as one of the UK's Best Workplaces for the sixth time, and owe our place on this list to our outstanding team of staff as well as our thriving company culture.

"Our continued presence on this list shows how we are not only leading the way in workplace culture locally but are constantly adapting and looking to the future to ensure we remain as a major player in the IT industry."

Tom O'Byrne, Great Place to Work chief, said the company's place on the list "is a validation of the strength of their leadership and their commitment" in attracting and keeping talent.

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