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Ciphr wins 'Employer of the Year' at Thames Valley 250 awards

Ciphr is proud to be recognised as one of the best employers in the Thames Valley region



Ciphr has been named best ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2023 Thames Valley 250 Awards. The Marlow-based HR software provider has been recognised for its commitment to its employees and their wellbeing.

Claire Williams and Gwenan West receiving Ciphr’s Employer of the Year trophy at the Thames Valley 250 Awards
(credit: The Business Magazine / Black Ox Media)

Speaking to The Business Magazine at the awards, Claire Williams, chief people officer at Ciphr, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as one of the best employers in the Thames Valley region. We have done a lot of work over the last 12 months listening to what employees want. We introduced new benefits, such as enhanced maternity and paternity leave, as well as a family forming benefit and family National Trust membership to encourage staff to spend time with their families. We have a benefits platform to promote what is available and are doing more to make sure our people understand how to get the most out of what we offer. Our wellbeing programme had a quarterly focus on different areas, such as financial wellbeing during the cost-of-living crisis.”

This is the first time that Ciphr has entered the Thames Valley 250 Awards, which are only open to leading, privately-owned businesses headquartered in the Thames Valley region.

Thames Valley 250 Awards

Here’s what the award judges said about Ciphr:

[Ciphr] has demonstrated how its people are central to their business goals as an employee-focused organisation. Attention to employee benefits, wellbeing-centric, and a company that really wants to listen to their people. In their words, they ‘try really hard’.

Over 230 employees work across the Ciphr Group, which includes Ciphr, Digits Industries, Marshall E-Learning, and Payroll Business Solutions (PBS).