The Sunday Times has named Newcastle-based e-learning company Creating Careers as one of the top 25 UK small companies to work for at a recent awards night in London.

This is the first time that Creating Careers has entered the illustrious competition, which was held at the Battersea Evolution building on Wednesday 27 February. The company finished in 23rd position, beating off competition from over 448 organisations that had entered the small company category.

Creating Careers was one of only two North East organisations represented in the top 100 of this year’s Sunday Times UK small companies list. Eight North East businesses were represented in the Not-for-profit category, including Newcastle-based national awarding organisation NCFE.

The award tops an eventful year in the development of Creating Careers. It has recently moved to new office premises in Quorum Business Park, almost doubled in size in terms of staff numbers, and won Investors in People Gold status.

Creating Careers, established in 1999, works with schools and further education colleges across England to help thousands of school pupils and adults gain valuable qualifications online.

At the annual Sunday Times ‘The Best Small Companies to Work For’ awards, the company was recognised for outstanding progress in the key categories of ‘Wellbeing’, ‘My Company’, ‘Personal Growth’ and ‘My Manager’.

The Sunday Times List of ‘The Best Small Companies to Work For’ is based on feedback from independent surveys submitted by over 28,890 employees at 448 organisations. This year was the largest ever in the event’s 13 year history.

Neil Moult, CEO at Creating Careers, said: “To be named in the top 25 at the first-time of asking is an incredible achievement for Creating Careers and everyone working here.

“We are not the kind of company that likes to shout too much about our successes, but I have to say our table was quite vocal once our name was read out at the ceremony. It was a really special night.

“This award is a reflection of the hard work we all put in every day to make this a great environment and culture to work in. Our task now is to keep working together to improve on our performance next year.”

For further information about Creating Careers, please contact Matt Kennard, Marketing Manager at Creating Careers, on 0191 215 4115 or email

Published on: 10:21AM on 8th March 2013