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The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014 ranks Attenda up 12 places to 23rd

Attenda continues to demonstrate year on year improvement in its performance, moving up from 35th to 23rd place in the Top 100 - as testament to the loyalty, dedication and commitment of its most valuable asset: its people.

London - March 04, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has been ranked 23rd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2014.

Attenda was recognised at the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies Award Ceremony in London on Thursday 27th February. In addition, the company has also moved up from Two Star Outstanding to Three Star Extraordinary Best Companies Accreditation. Attenda's ranking of 23rd in the Top 100 Mid Companies, is a substantial improvement on last year's position in 35th place, and shows continued year on year improvement over the last five years.

Commenting on the Award, Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda, says, "We are delighted to have received this external validation and to continue to improve our position year on year. The whole company has a passion for Client service excellence and we are lucky enough to be staffed by an incredibly talented and committed team of people, whose total focus is on keeping our clients' critical applications transacting, delivering peace of mind for our Clients."

Attenda's market leading position is driven through organic growth, focusing on employing the very best people, processes and technology; and investing in the wellbeing, motivation and professional development of its employees, to achieve excellence in workplace engagement. The business strives to create a collaborative environment with a strong emphasis on TEAM work and professionalism, providing the perfect platform for innovation, creativity and the realisation of personal ambitions. The 2014 Best Companies Award recognises the loyalty, dedication and commitment of all of the staff.

Its recent signing up to become a member of 'The 5% Club' demonstrates a commitment to concentrate further investment in recruiting graduates and apprentices into the business, to build a workforce for the future.

Since its inception in 1997, Attenda has grown consistently at close to 15% per annum, with over half that growth driven by existing Clients; the business is financially strong; we have earned the industry's leading accreditations, developed a great reputation and have secured an unrivalled portfolio of Clients and partners.

Mark Fowle concludes, "It is the combination of our purpose, our approach and our portfolio of quality solutions and services, our Clients, and most of all our staff, that sets us apart."

About Attenda Limited (www.attenda.com)
We are one of the UK's leading managed service and cloud platform providers, specialising in running business critical applications. Our Business Critical IT approach combines business outcome focus with a structured engagement methodology and supporting services and infrastructure.

Through our structured Define, Design & Verify engagement methodology, we help to facilitate the right choices for our Clients, offering straightforward advice and uncovering hidden opportunities; leveraging modular, scalable and secure platforms that deliver agility and reliability.

This proven operational foundation ensures better business outcomes, whilst supporting innovation and optimisation. This enables clients to focus on strategy and their business, making them more competitive.

We have built up a commanding market reputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of UK enterprise Clients including Christian Aid, Microsoft, NHS, Nisa-Today's, Princes, reed.co.uk, Regus and Travelodge.

Attenda is positioned in the Leaders quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting 2013.[1]

Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO20000 and ISO22301 accredited, is a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, VMware Premier Service Provider, a SAP Partner, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, HP Premier Partner and HP CloudAgile Partner, and a G-Cloud certified service provider.

For further details, visit www.attenda.com or please contact:

Attenda Corporate Communications
Gill Constable +44 (0)1784 211100
[email protected]

[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for European Hosting by Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Lydia Leong, Sammi Pine; June 2013

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