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Smoothwall makes it onto The Sunday Times UK’s ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2020’ list

We’re delighted that Smoothwall has been announced as one of the UK’s ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ by The Sunday Times, as well as receiving 3 star accreditation from Best Companies.

At Smoothwall, we pride ourselves on being the leading digital safeguarding solutions provider in UK education. 10,000 schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts depend on our technologies to keep their students safe and their education organisations compliant. It’s a commitment that we work as a tight-knit team to achieve.

Our talented team is made up of individuals who don’t just share our values, but who evidence them in the everyday choices they make. People who are courageous and pioneering. Driven by mutual respect, teamwork and effective partnerships.

It’s thanks to our employees and their unrelenting dedication to keeping children safe online, that Smoothwall has been recognised by the Sunday Times as one the UK’s ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’. What’s more, Smoothwall has won the ‘Best Improver’ award and earned a place on the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list. Announced at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday 19th February 2020, we’re placed number 62 out of 100.

Not only this, Smoothwall has also received a 3 star accreditation from Best Companies – the highest standard of workplace engagement. The accolade represents organisations that truly excel and reflects ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement.

Best Companies Founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin, said:

I would like to congratulate Smoothwall on achieving a Three Star Accreditation and being named as one of the UK’s Best Small Companies to Work for. Best Companies has been acknowledging excellence in the workplace since 2006 when we launched our Michelin style accreditation standard.

We are proud to work with organisations like Smoothwall who focus on their people and as such have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they are the best company to work for.



Georg Ell, Smoothwall’s CEO, added:

We’re over the moon to have won the 'Best Improver' award and been named one of the UK’s best small companies to work for. Like all great companies, we strive to hire the best individuals into our team, and this accolade is a true testament to our employees and their dedication to their work.

It’s our relentless quest to be the most trustworthy safeguarding solutions provider in the world, and this is something that drives everything we do. Our solutions are some of the best in the world, thanks to our team’s commitment to continuous improvement and product development. I could not be prouder of their achievement.


Here at Smoothwall, our purpose is to empower schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts to digitally safeguard the students in their care.

Through our pioneering web filter software, schools, colleges and MATs can digitally safeguard young people from online risks. Our innovative content-aware analysis categorises web content in real-time. It does not depend on unreliable and outdated URL blocklists. This enables web filter to create a safer, digital learning environment for young people. It’s why we are the UK’s number one web filter provider.

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