Mason Advisory has been recognised by Great Place to Work as a centre of Excellence in Wellbeing.

The new UK-wide award recognises organisations with excellent wellbeing practices, and the independent IT consultancy has implemented new schemes to improve work-life balance.

The accreditation tracks six key areas for the award including work environment, mental and physical health and financial security.

The UK firm has introduced a new scheme to enable staff to buy back five days extra holidays per year, and offers extra days off for time served.

It has initiated flexible working and an enhanced benefits package including a cycle scheme, childcare vouchers, and additional bonuses.

This announcement comes soon after the company was recognised by Financial Times’ as one of the leading management consultancies in the UK for digital transformation and IT strategy.

Steve Watmough, Mason Advisory CEO, said: “Looking after our team’s wellbeing means making their lives as stress-free as possible so they can concentrate on the job in hand, helping them to lead healthier, happier lifestyles.

“We’re proud to have received this recognition as wellbeing is a key element of our business culture. It tells our current and future employees that we are committed to creating the best environment we can for individuals to thrive and for our business to operate efficiently.

“We feel we have created an atmosphere where teammates can talk to people around them, where they are supported, and where everyone is comfortable expressing themselves.

“We’re in a period of growth with new projects and clients coming on board and we understand the pressures this can put on our team, so as a company we are continuing to listen to them and ensure their wellbeing is at the forefront.”

Mason Advisory provides IT consultancy and advisory services, using IT resources including IT strategy and transformation, sourcing, architecture, cybersecurity and IT delivery. It operates in sectors such as education, retail and banking.

The company has offices in Manchester and London with over 30 staff members, and plans to continue its expansion during 2019.