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Distinction

Software Development

Remote-first – With Co-Working Space

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Distinction
Flexa100 2024Industry awards 2023
Remote-first
Core hours 11–3
Dog friendly

Distinction

Software Development

Digital product design and development for disruptive brands

Beating giants. Making monsters.

Verified employer
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Review

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Distinction provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Distinction is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Benefits spotlight

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – 5 days
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Well being budget
Employee reviews

Distinction's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Our policy of "work from where's best" is an example of how forward-thinking we are as a company. There's a real consensus between the team that we work hard and are proud of the outputs. Still, ultimately, we work to live and not the other way round.

Distinction Employee

Working at Distinction

Company employees

12

Gender diversity (male:female)

60% : 40%

Office locations

UK: Nottingham + London. USA: Boston.

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Emerging companies

Industry awards 2023

1st – Media & Agencies

Flexa100 2023

Emerging companies

BIMA - Gold Award

2023

BIMA - Bronze Award

2023

About us

As one of the most respected, specialist digital studios in the UK, we're proudly independent and autonomous.

Our small, multi-disciplined team has helped over 200 clients in 11 countries create experiences their customers love to use. For over 20 years we’ve driven digital innovation for venture-backed start-ups, high-growth scale-ups and mature organisations looking to change.

Building digital products is our sweet spot, but there’s a lot that goes into it.

We partner with companies to:

  • Create digital strategies
  • Create standout digital experiences
  • Optimise the performance of existing experiences
  • Proivde peace of mind with maintenance and support

through four key areas of expertise:

  • Product strategy
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Product optimisation

We target ‘high-growth’ companies because we are best at helping these companies overcome the challenge of transitioning from ‘start up’ to ‘key player’.

We are well respected and have a long history of helping fintechs. It’s not the only vertical we have worked in over the last 20 years, but we see this as our primary focus.

Flexible working at Distinction

We are remote-first - location is a not a deciding factor when hiring or promoting.

We do have a permanent office in Nottingham, which we call our HQ. We also have co-working spaces in London and Boston (US). Our people are able to use any of these whenever they want to.

We don't mandate a specific number of days 'in the office', and instead follow two guiding pincipes (unless there's a reason not to):

Work where’s best

Our people choose which environment is best for them to deliver what’s needed. They are in control of when to come into the office, when to work from home, and what hours to work each day.

Work with purpose

Presenteeism, the act of showing up for work without being productive, is actively discouraged.

We want our people to work wherever and whenever you are most productive at that moment. Whether that be in the office, at home, in a coffee shop, or somewhere else. And whether that be during a normal 9-5 day, early in the morning, or late into the evening.

Coming into the office to show that you’re working isn’t working with purpose. If you need time off, we want you to take it and recharge your batteries. Our generous holiday policy and paid sickness policy (up to five paid sick days per year) supports this.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We encourage applicants from under-represented groups and LGBTQ+ communities.

We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and encourage applicants from minority backgrounds or LGBTQIA+ communities.

We promise that you’ll receive equal consideration for employment regardless of age, race, religion, gender, or disability.

From the moment you apply, we strive to ensure our processes are inclusive and equitable.

We're far from perfect, but we're working on it, and hope that people like you will help shape that future.

What do we think of Distinction?

We loved chatting about all things Flexibility with James @ Distinction. His passion and drive for creating a thriving culture of autonomy and flexibility were highly refreshing. The business mantra of "work where's best" offers employees incredible freedom to choose what is right for them. Trusting employee's to complete their work and empowering them to manage their days effectively.

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"Our ‘Work Where’s Best’ policy provides simple guidelines for our people that let them choose when and where to work.

For many, the office environment still plays a vital role in their enjoyment of work. For others, interacting with others virtually instead is preferred. We respect both of these points of view."

James Bloor, Co-founder

Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Emerging companies

Industry awards 2023

1st – Media & Agencies

Flexa100 2023

Emerging companies

BIMA - Gold Award

2023

BIMA - Bronze Award

2023
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