Group of Multiethnic Cheerful People Applauding
  • Xalient voted among the Top 5 Inspiring Workplaces in the ‘medium-sized’ company category
  • Xalient ranks alongside Top 50 companies such as Aldi, AllSaints, BP, BBC, NHS, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment and Travelport
  • Xalient accredited with a gold standard for people experience


Secure network transformation specialist Xalient today announced that it was voted among the Top 5 best companies in the ‘medium-sized’ category of The Inspiring Workplaces Awards 2023. The Inspiring Workplaces Group announced its Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces list in EMEA last week at an exclusive Gala Dinner at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

The Inspiring Workplaces Awards 2023 asked each organisation to complete an entry form consisting of six key elements. These are elements it believes are fundamental to creating an Inspiring Workplace and include: culture and purpose, leadership, wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, communication and employee experience.  Organisations entered a category defined by how many people are within the business, therefore Xalient was in the medium-sized category, and was recognised #3 in the Top 5, achieving a gold standard for people experience. The Top 50 was decided by an independent expert judging panel.


Commenting on the award, David Bowes, Chief People Officer said: “I am immensely proud that Xalient has been recognised as an Inspiring Workplace.  Our people and our culture are critical to our success, and we have worked hard to ensure that our development programmes and other initiatives to nurture our talent are not only inspiring but a top priority for the business. In the current economic climate, the focus for most organisations is around optimising the workforce and creating operational efficiencies.  The reality is that the only lever you can pull to influence productivity and business performance is people. So, investing in them is critical to the overall success of the company.”


Matt Manners, Founder, The Inspiring Workplaces Group commented, “Congratulations to The Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces throughout EMEA. The calibre of submissions this year has seen the bar raised considerably. The strongest that we have ever seen. This shows that business leaders really are putting their people first and reaping the rewards this deserves.

It also shows that positive, meaningful change is being delivered throughout the world of work. So this year we did not rank the Top 50 because simply being listed clearly puts those organisations in a new gold standard for PeopleFirst organisations.”


Medium Business (50 – 499 employees):

  1. Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  2. Huler
  3. Xalient
  4. M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
  5. BAT


This accolade comes off the back of many other significant recognitions achieved this year, including Xalient being ranked 45th in The Independent E2E Tech 100 list and named among Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2023 by the Financial Times and Statista for the second consecutive year.  For further information please go to The Inspiring Workplaces Group.To learn more about Xalient and its services, visit