Press release

Opencast certified as a 'Most Loved Workplace'

30 August 2022

Opencast has this month become certified as a Most Loved Workplace, following research and analysis of our data from the respected Best Practice Institute.

Opencast’s Most Loved Workplace certification follows a comprehensive look at workplace sentiment, and analysis of its engagement data shows that Opencast people are happy and satisfied at work.

The BPI research used information provided by Opencast about employee satisfaction and sentiment, including the level of respect, collaboration, support and sense of belonging they feel inside the company. 

Colour portrait photo of Cate Kalson of Opencast
Cate Kalson: “Being recognised as a ‘Most Loved Workplace'. is a result of hard work put in by our people, as well as listening and learning by our leadership”

Listening and learning

Welcoming the certification, Opencast chief people officer Cate Kalson said: "We are pleased to have been recognised as a ‘Most Loved Workplace'. This is a result of hard work put in by everyone across the organisation, as well as listening and learning by the company's leadership.

"Collaboration is at the heart of the way that Opencast operates. A range of internal and external initiatives ensure respect for all and that all voices and ideas are heard and valued.”

Cate continued: "People experience partners support our people on their personal and professional journeys, and we offer free learning and development with access to training they want.

"Day to day, we live and breathe five distinct values that define how we work as people and as a business. These values inform our behaviour with our clients, partners and with each other."

Louis Carter, founder and chief executive of BPI, said: "I started Most Loved Workplaces out of inspiration from my community of people who consciously place love for their employees at the centre of their business model."

In its original research that created MLW criteria, backed by BPI, Most Loved Workplaces surveyed more than 175 companies and more than 3,000 executives across Europe, the United States, Middle East/Northern Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Loved workplaces more productive

They found that productivity rises as employee sentiment increases, with 94% of responders saying they did three to four times more work for a company they loved and 95% saying they stayed at companies they loved three to four times longer.

Most Loved Workplace certification determines employee experience to recognise a top workplace that is loved by its people.

You can view Opencast’s certification page for Most Loved Workplace, here.

Alongside the Most Loved Workplace, Opencast is now being considered for Newsweek’s respected Top 100 list, with the results announced in November.

To learn more about the Best Practice Institute, visit

Notes to editors

About Opencast

Opencast is a growing team of specialists who work at the heart of government, global finance, and growth enterprise with a range of technology and digital consultancy services. Our OpenCulture empowers independent-minded people in our mission to do the right thing for our clients, our team and wider society: good teamwork to make life better.

Opencast specialises in developing end-to-end enterprise solutions for government, health and social care providers and global financial services, as well as for renewable energy and regional enterprises.

We provide services in digital architecture, user-centred design, software, digital & technical delivery, DevOps, cloud & platform engineering, and live services support.

Opencast was founded in 2012 by co-chairs Charlie Hoult and Mike O’Brien. It is headquartered at Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, with our people located nationwide, including in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Manchester.

Opencast clients

Public sector
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department of Health and Social Care
Department for Work and Pensions
Government Digital Service
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Marine Management Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Justice


NHS Business Services Authority

Financial services and insurance
Breaking Wave
JP Morgan Chase
Morgan Stanley
Newcastle Building Society
Insure the Box

Renewable energy
Natural Power
Offshore and Renewable Energy Catapult

Wind Energy Benchmarking Services

Voluntary sector
Citizens Advice

Most Loved Workplace certification determines employee experience to recognise a top workplace that is loved by its people