Software Development

Remote-first – with office space. You choose.

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Most flexible Saas & Dev Software companies
A little flex time
Dog friendly


Software Development

Industry leading share plan management, since 1991.

Over the last 30+ years, Howells has played a leading part in shaping modern administration through simplifying the complex. We have trail-blazed methods to help connect companies to their equity plans, and plans to their participants.

We have been at our best working in partnership with our clients, to embrace new ways of working and constantly seeking to grasp opportunities the modern share plan world provides.

That is why our mission remains as relevant today as it was in 1991: to be at the forefront of effective share plan and compliance admin.

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

First we assess the flexibility options Howells provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Howells 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.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Work from anywhere scheme
31 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Working at Howells

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Harrogate, Yorkshire

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

"Management are very accommodating to last minute holiday requests, and requests to temporarily change schedules to fit around appointments etc."

Anonymous Howells Employee

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About us

Howells was established in 1991 to provide share scheme administration solutions for listed companies with varying and complex needs. Thirty years on, we continue to focus on share plans, whilst having expanded to respond to other points of pressure in our clients’ business processes. Insider list management, the registering of conflicting interests, and financial reporting are just some of the areas where we can assist busy Reward, Finance, and Company Secretary departments.

Our secure systems and diligent team of experts have grown together to provide market leading services to many of the FTSE100, and newly minted IPOs alike. Howells works with many of the biggest brands in the UK, with some of our client relationships stretching back over 15 years.

Our business has continued to evolve and adapt over the years as our clients’ needs have changed. Howells continues to adapt to ensure that each of our clients has everything needed to ensure that one can handle complex and sensitive admin, swiftly and securely.

Flexible working at Howells

Howells is proud to be a flexible employer with a remote-first approach. However, you're welcome to use our dog friendly offices in Harrogate, Yorkshire, for collaborative work and whole team meetings.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we found that the benefits of a centralised working environment were outweighed by the opportunity for greater work-life balance, and empowering each of us with the sovereign responsibility to achieve our team goals how we think best. With that said, we will usually have 3-5 people in the office each day, because it is what suits them best!

We offer our employees awesome benefits including a work from home allowance, enhanced parental leave, pregnancy loss leave, teambuilding days, and a work from anywhere scheme.

We believe that the when we empower people with the tools, knowledge and guidance they need, they will exceed.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.

We are seeking to build a team to represent the clients we serve, and the society we live in. Diversity across the board is proven time and time again to lead to better decision making, and better decisions mean better business for all.

What do we think of Howells?

Howells put their people at the heart of the business, priding themselves on operating with integrity and transparency. This was absolutely clear throughout the Flexification process. Howells discussed the flexibility on offer, and how they could improve organically and offer employees more choice. With a dedicated leadership team, this has filtered down to the employees who are truly embracing workplace flexibility.

If you're looking for a career in software development, Howells may be the business for you.

Meet who might be hiring you

We're a progressive, tech-forward business, leading the way in Net Zero (carbon emissions) software services in the UK. But first and foremost, we care about our people. Treating our people with respect, embracing diversity, and empowering them with the KSE and flexibility to succeed is at the core of how we do business.

I am incredibly proud to be working at a company which truly lives and breaths the "buzzwords" flexibility, people-first, integrity. Here, they are a way of life. So, if that sounds interesting to you, please get in touch!

Alex Walsh, CEO at Howells

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Saas & Dev Software companies

Most flexible Saas & Dev Software companies

Industry awards 2022