GrantTree
GrantTree
Trusted funding partner to the UK's most innovative companies

GrantTree

R&D
Finance

We're eliminating the financial obstacles that prevent technology from elevating our lives

Remote-first – Work from anywhere

4.5-day week

A little flex time

We asked employees of GrantTree how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 21 employee responses

Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
90%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
88%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
94%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
96%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
96%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Benefits spotlight

Open to part-time employees
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – Choose where you're most productive
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Juno wellbeing benefits
“Pawternity” leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
4.5-day week
Training and Development Budget
Subsidised Private Healthcare Insurance via Vitality
Monthly Wellbeing Budget
Regular Wellness and Fun Days
Mental Health support via Spill

Open roles at GrantTree

Financial Controller

London, United Kingdom

Senior Financial R&D Consultant

London, United Kingdom

Employee reviews

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

Quite simply put, it is a fabulous work environment!

GrantTree really prides themselves on the flexibility they offer (as they should!) The senior management lead by example here and really trust the team to manage their own workload, work location and schedule. Personal circumstances are respected and accommodated for. It is a wonderful place to work!

Amazingly flexible company and has been since I joined 8 yrs ago.

GrantTree is a fantastic company to work for, full of bright and kind people who make you feel welcome from day one.

GrantTree is by far the most flexible environment I have ever had the pleasure of working in. The autonomous culture empowers all who work here to want to do their best, and there is a general sense of pride to get things done and do them well. I couldn't be happier!

GrantTree takes self-management and flexibility to a level I've never seen before in any other company that I've worked in.

GrantTree are hands down the best company I have worked for in terms of treating their employees with respect, trust and empathy. They will actively work with you to overcome any issues, professional or personal (should you choose to). You are also given the freedom to achieve the goals in a variety of ways, with management only stepping in to support your function not to discipline lacking areas.

Half-day Fridays is a awesome perk we have here at GrantTree! Having that half day on the Friday arvo is perfect for getting stuck into some life admin before everyone else knocks off for the week, or great for getting a head start on a weekend trip away! Not sure how i could go back to working full Fridays ever again...

GrantTree's culture is fantastic. Everyone is trusted to do their work, everyone's opinion is respected, and everyone has the flexibility to work in a way that allows them to be highly productive while tending to the various demands and obstacles life throws at us. Above all, people are treated like...well...people. Not like units of productivity or machines unneeding of kindness and recuperation. Lots of companies claim to be 'human' and 'inclusive'. Few are. GrantTree, most certainly, is.

There isn't a requirement to be in the office, however there is a London office which has bookable desks should you wish to come in. It's such a lovely space and great location. Work environment is supportive, collaborative and fun. I'm really happy here.

Working at GrantTree

Company employees

59

Gender diversity (male:female)

53:47

Office locations

London

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd

3rd

Flexa100 2024
1st – Finance & Insurance

1st – Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2022

About us

We help innovative companies access non-dilutive funding to accelerate their growth and increase their impact. We mainly do this by writing winning grants and R&D tax credit applications. In our 13 years, we have secured over £400 million for our clients.

Flexible working at GrantTree

We're proud of our commitment to be a truly flexible employer.

Here are GrantTree, we self-manage so you won't find any traditional managers here. Instead, we use a system of distributed decision-making which gives people autonomy to manage their own work. We are all leaders here and you'll be too.

We are consultants serving UK clients, so we try to be available to them during standard UK office hours. But if your clients are taken care of, there's no reason why you can't adjust your day around life events. Aside from managing the expectations of your team, you don't need anyone's approval.

As a company with a remote-first approach, our team can be found working from our lovely co-working space in Shoreditch, or remotely from all over the world. Our staff can work from anywhere as long as their work gets done efficiently and to a high standard. With that said, we are a social bunch and like to get together regularly to celebrate wins, renew coordination, increase collaboration or just to get some face time at the pub.

We value our employees and offer them excellent benefits including an enhanced and inclusive parental leave policy, discounted private healthcare, Friday afternoons off, and study, charity and "pawternity" leave for your furry best friend.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We have always cared deeply about diversity and inclusion at GrantTree. It's part of why we were founded as a self-managing and fully transparent company.

By being self-managing and operating a system of distributed authority, we have a diverse range of voices involved in all our decisions. In addition, our transparency policy extends to salaries, because we believe that knowing what everyone earns is a way to ensure that pay remains fair (or at least that it can be widely discussed if we get it wrong).

It's not always easy to avoid blind spots or biases as a small team, and despite already being quite diverse, we'll never stop striving to improve.

We purposely write job ads with gender neutral or feminine coded language to ensure we get women applicants who can be harder to attract in the tech space.

Our family-friendly benefits mean that family-oriented people are better able to balance their career with their family life.

We encourage people to be their whole selves at work. To us, that means sharing any parts of yourself that you want to, be it neurodiversity, sexuality, disability, mental health struggles, political outlook, your side hustle, your passion projects, your preference for cats over dogs, Whatever it is, we're open!

Come as you are, you're welcome here.

What do we think of GrantTree?

GrantTree were brilliant throughout their accreditation. Full transparency is always a good sign to us at Flexa and GrantTree were very open to our questions throughout the process. As a fast growing tech scale-up, it can be hard to foster a fully flexible working environment, but Nicky and her team are doing a fantastic job. As such, this is clearly reflected in their Flexa benchmarking scores. It's quite rare to have both scores be so close to one another, and this is positive and a huge win. This not only shows that the company is far more flexible than the average market employer, but that both employer and employee are in complete understanding of the flexible working environment benefits and guidelines.

If there is a job that matches your skillset, I would definitely recommend putting an application forward. GrantTree are leading with flexibility for their employees. They're set to grow fast, so get in while you can!

Meet who might be hiring you

Hi! I’m Nicky :)

I joined GrantTree in 2015 as a Financial Consultant in our R&D Tax Credits team. I’ve held a few other roles since then and today I’m our CEO. Our open culture has allowed me to develop in ways I never thought possible in any other company, both personally and professionally.

We are an open collective of specialists with a passion for building relationships and supporting the people we work with: our clients, our partners and each other. And I’m on a mission to make GrantTree an even more amazing place to work!

Nicky Johnson, CEO at GrantTree

Awards & Achievements

3rd

3rd

Flexa100 2024
1st – Finance & Insurance

1st – Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2022

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