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Sideways 6 wins The Escape 100: awards for the top purpose-led organisations to work at

UK, 12 Jul 2023

  • This well-known annual campaign by Escape the City spotlights the top organisations that people can ‘escape’ to from their traditional corporate jobs
  • The winners of The Escape 100 were chosen from 13,000 nominations and include social enterprise giants like Too Good To Go, Origin Coffee, Rude Health, FLOWN, City to Sea, HereWeFlo and Finisterre
  • The list comes at a time when consumers and job-seekers alike are shifting attention towards more planet-friendly, human, and purpose-led companies

Sideways 6 has been selected for The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led organisations to ‘escape to’ in 2023! 

Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, Sideways 6 has come out top thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment - ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Too Good To Go, Origin Coffee, Rude Health, FLOWN, City to Sea, HereWeFlo and Finisterre.

The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder: what actually makes an organisation different, forward-thinking, and impactful? They came up with a scoring system of 6 criteria (Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp) to rank companies, including anonymous employee reviews - and ‘The Escape 100’ was born.

This campaign comes at a key moment in working history. Since the pandemic started, employees all over the world have been given time to think about what really matters to them, and are increasingly prioritising finding new meaningful, flexible and forward-thinking work environments (as reported by The Times). In Escape the City’s recent survey of 1500 job-seekers, 89% want a career with a clear sense of purpose (up from 71% in 2015), with 73% saying that their reflection time during the pandemic has made them reevaluate their path. Furthermore, for 74% of professionals, a flexible working location is the primary barometer they use when choosing a new role.

“The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and jobseekers will have to work harder than ever to find opportunities that align with their values. This list has been designed to rank organisations on the metrics that really matter. What are they doing to save our planet? How do they look after their people? What problems are they solving? These are all things that jobseekers want to know in 2023, and we hope this list helps talented people discover interesting opportunities and organisations that they might not have found otherwise.”

Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City

"I'm so proud of the team at Sideways 6 for receiving this amazing award! It recognizes the things we really care about; the impact of our work, learning and growth, and a commitment to building an environment where everyone can be themselves to deliver amazing results. This achievement is a great celebration and a reminder of the exciting journey we're on and the care we take in our people to make sure we best serve our mission and our customers"

Will Read, Sideways 6 CEO

"I have never worked anywhere like Sideways 6 before. The company culture is so healthy. They really care about employee wellbeing, and their people. Everyone they hire seems to have the same attitude towards delivering excellence, and whenever we get the opportunity to collaborate across teams it is always met with enthusiasm. The company benefits are great, especially our summer summit, which is a chance for the whole company to get together in person. I hope to be working here for a very long time."
Kim Jordan, Sideways 6 employee 

Check out The Escape 100, 2023 list here to see our ranking and our profile to read our employee reviews!


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