Lightful is a winner of The Escape 100: awards for the top purpose-led organisations to work at

Róisín McGovern
Digital Training Lead
12 Jul 2023

Lightful has been selected for The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led organisations to ‘escape to’ in 2023!

Competing with some 14,000+ other company nominations, Lightful has come out 53rd thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment - ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Too Good To Go, Origin Coffee, Rude Health, FLOWN, City to Sea, HereWeFlo and Finisterre.


The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder: what actually makes an organisation different, forward-thinking, and impactful? They came up with a scoring system of 6 criteria (Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp) to rank companies, including anonymous employee reviews - and ‘The Escape 100’ was born.


This campaign comes at a key moment in working history. Since the pandemic started, employees all over the world have been given time to think about what really matters to them, and are increasingly prioritising finding new meaningful, flexible and forward-thinking work environments (as reported by The Times). In Escape the City’s recent survey of 1500 job-seekers, 89% want a career with a clear sense of purpose (up from 71% in 2015), with 73% saying that their reflection time during the pandemic has made them reevaluate their path. Furthermore, for 74% of professionals a flexible working location is the primary barometer they use when choosing a new role.

Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City, explained further: “The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and jobseekers will have to work harder than ever to find opportunities that align with their values. This list has been designed to rank organisations on the metrics that really matter. What are they doing to save our planet? How do they look after their people? What problems are they solving? These are all things that jobseekers want to know in 2023, and we hope this list helps talented people discover interesting opportunities and organisations that they might not have found otherwise.”

Everything we do at Lightful is people-driven; from the individuals we work with, nonprofit professionals from across the world, to the people who make the magic happen behind the scenes here in the Lightful team. Being part of the #Escape100 is a real achievement and one we are proud of, especially at a time when job-seekers are shifting attention towards more planet-friendly, human, and purpose-led companies - we are so happy to be one of these companies.


Check out The Escape 100, 2023 list here to see our ranking and read our employee reviews! Also, if you are looking to join one of the top 100 places to work… we have a new role that went live yesterday! Lightful is looking for a new bid writer. If you want to work in one the of top 100 companies to 'escape to' in 2023, and join a team powering social good through technology,find out more about the role here.

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