- Exporter of the Year
- Employer of the Year
- Small Business of the Year
- Health and Wellbeing Employer of the Year
We talked to our HR and Operations Manager Julia Millidge about what being shortlisted in the awards means to us.
“Becoming a finalist in these four categories shows that we are a thriving local business with innovative practices across a wide range of business activities. We are passionate about our people and product achieving their full potential. It’s been a tough 18 months for many businesses and there has been, and will be, many challenges ahead, but through support at both local and national levels and a willingness of leadership to adapt and innovate, businesses have an amazing opportunity to look at best practice and reinvent themselves to be competitive in a global market space.
As a ‘Remote first’ business that was born global, Payara has always been innovative in the way it approached business. We have a globally distributed work force; we were early investors in remote working technology enabling us to communicate and imagine across multiple time zones, languages and cultures, and we placed our people at the heart of what we do – giving them the freedom and support to imagine and create open-source software that is valued and appreciated by our global customer base.
External recognition is always very rewarding for a business – it shows that your business peers see the value and best practice in what your business does. At the heart of Payara is our people, and without such a loyal, trusted, and passionate team, Payara would not be the amazing place to work that it currently is. The Payara team appreciate that being finalists showcases the work they do and how together we can make a difference.”
These are the most prestigious business awards that are specific to our area where our UK office is located. We are excited to say that we won the Small Business of the Year award, which is awarded “to the company [with fewer than 75 staff] that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.”
“It was a great night for Payara, and it’s particularly a testament to the team’s hard work this year that we were finalist for 4 awards and winners of the Small Business of the Year Award”