Spent some time with the new CFO of Red Gate Software, Colin Oakman today. Red Gate Software do tools for Microsoft Developers which sounds quite dull (unless you are a Microsoft developer). Neil Davidson and Simon Galbraith, the founders, and their ever growing team have created a really special workplace. This feels like a happy, buzzy, interesting place to work.
Sometimes, when people set out to create ‘cool places’ to work, the result is frankly a bit embarrassing and can make a place of work look like a teenage playground. Red Gate is actually a powerful mix of cool and focus that is actually quite inspiring.
Here are some pictures from around their building.
Red Gate Software seem to have managed to strike an excellent balance between having a creative, young and fun environment and being a place where people can get their heads down and work – there is a palpable hum of energy and activity wherever you go.
Is this the best workplace in the UK?