Our values and accreditations

We’re a value-driven company that operates ethically towards our clients and staff.


We know that as charities you value honesty, transparency, clarity and flexibility. We aim to provide all our clients with these things and more. We work in a collaborative way and never use jargon when explaining the more technical aspects of web design work. Our pricing model is designed with fixed charity budgets in mind and we’re not here to sell you things that you just don’t need.


We value our incredible staff and treat them accordingly. That means that as well as being London Living Wage accredited and a Disability Confident employer, we also run a profit share for all employees and offer two paid volunteering days a year on top of annual leave. The whole team is included in strategy planning, encouraged to think entrepreneurially and feel empowered to contribute above and beyond their roles. And we can wear shorts in the office anytime.

You can find out more about all the fabulous benefits we offer our staff on our team page.


On a human level, we do our best to reduce our ecological footprint and the amount of resources we use. We are committed to furthering cooperation, equality and diversity and always try to understand any unconscious biases we bring to our work.

We operate in a non-hierarchical way and are proud of the fact that the salary ratio between our highest and lowest earners is only 2.6. In a traditionally male-dominated industry, 40% of our developers are women. We know this is always a work in progress, but we’re committed to continuing to improve ourselves and the sector – say hello and we’d be happy to chat about what we’re doing.

See our full Ethical Policy.


We’re an ethical company to the core. That means treating our staff and clients fairly and being selective about the organisations we work with. We don’t work for oil, mining, arms, banking and sweatshops. But we do work with charities, social enterprises and B-corps and other great organisations that challenge these and more. And we were just voted the 8th best place to work in the UK.

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    Fat Beehive holds ISO 27001 certification (Information Security and Management), ensuring data, client information, staff and premises are secure.

    See the UKAS site
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    As a commitment to the talent disabled people bring to our workplace, we're a Disability Confident Employer.

    Become a Disability Confident Employer
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    Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

    Find out more
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    The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 5,000 UK employers, including Fat Beehive, who believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay.

    Find us on the map
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    The Good Business Charter consists of 10 different components covering employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. A simple, effective way to measure how a company is behaving.

    Find out more
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    Offering branding, web design and digital build, we pride ourself on being a member of the leading third sector communications body.

    See our listing on CharityComms
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    In 2020, we supported the launch of The Fat Beehive Foundation, an independent charity providing grants to improve the digital products of small UK charities.

    About the foundation
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    The independent assessment was conducted by Sec-Ops, a CREST Accredited certification body and demonstrates our commitment to guarding against the most common cyber threats.

    Find out more
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    Fat Beehive was named eighth best place to work in the UK by Campaign magazine in 2019.

    See the full list
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    Code4000 trains prisoners in coding in HMP Holme House, HMP Wandsworth, and HMP Humber.

    Read about our involvement
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    We have joined forces with the NGO that teaches refugees and disadvantaged people programming skills free of charge

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    We’re proud partners of Change 100, matching diverse talent with progressive employers. The award-winning programme aims to remove the barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace.

    Read about our involvement
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    We’re a proud member of the independent trade association for digital business in the North West of England, bringing together organisations and individuals from all parts of the industry.

    See our listing
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    We are incredibly proud about being recognised as one of the Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021

    Find out more
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    We bagged Bronze in Digital Agency of the Year 2019 award from Awards International, recognising the achievements from investing in our people, staff benefits and clients.

    Read about our entry
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    We build wonderful open-source websites, beautiful brands and delightful digital products for organisations committed to social good

    See our Drupal listing
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    We were delighted to be shortlisted for the 2018 Best Digital Campaign at The Drum Social Purpose Awards for the Tommy’s pre-pregnancy web app.

    Read about our webapp
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    Fat Beehive was shortlisted in the Charity Today Awards 2019 in the Charity Partner of The Year category for its partnership with Croydon Pride.

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