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Our story

Like the business builders we serve, Sage began as a modest British startup with a big ambition.

Our founder David Goldman wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. Working with a team of Newcastle University students, he developed software to make it happen – and realised other businesses could benefit from this too. In 1981, our founder David Goldman faced a problem. He wanted to create quotes quickly for his print business and keep track of his accounts. So David worked with a team from Newcastle including Dr. Paul Muller, a computer expert who worked with NASA, and student Graham Wylie. Some eight years later, Sage was listed on the London Stock Exchange with a £20m valuation.

Sage has over 12,000 employees and serves millions of customers in 24 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Latin America, and North America.

What we do

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.

We help drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people.

Our social and mobile technology provides live information to enable our business builders make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world. We support our business builders for life by offering choice, support, expertise, and innovation. We champion their causes and provide world-leading advice and support when you need it most.

Our vision

Our vision

Our values

Customers first

Customers first

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, they are why we are here and we wouldn’t exist without them.

Velocity

Velocity

We are agile and action orientated; we keep things simple, deliver at pace and over achieve.

Do the right thing

Do the right thing

Our colleagues are aligned and we trust each other to do the right thing to enable our customers to succeed.

Innovate

Innovate

We create new ways of doing things and deliver innovative solutions which our customers need to help their business grow.

Make a difference

Make a difference

Sage is a great place to work and our colleagues make a positive difference to our local communities by relentlessly supporting our customers and their businesses to be successful.

Diversity and Inclusion

Action groups

We have action groups covering the 23 countries we operate in. Their role is to actively support our diversity agenda, identify country priorities, and engage with Sage colleagues to make a difference.

Unconscious bias training

We train our colleagues to be mindful of unconscious bias so everyone in our business understands how they can overcome bias and make objective decisions in the workplace.

Women in technology

We’re committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and technology roles in Sage. We work with schools and universities supporting the STEM agenda. We ensure our recruitment processes and apprenticeship programmes attract a broad range of candidates. Our Women’s Mentoring Programme supports our objective to increase the number of women in leadership and technology roles to 35% by 2018.

Mentoring program

We launched our [email protected] Mentoring Program in 2016. Our mentors are 50% male and 50% female and come from across our organization and include all of our Executive Committee. Although this formal initiative is aimed at women at Sage, informal mentoring already happens across the business every day and we have designed guidance, training and tools to equip mentors and mentees with the skills they need.

Building a global foundation for change

Sage Foundation is committed to taking action to build sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in our local communities. For Sage this is the right way to do business.

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Find the role that's right for you.

We have opportunities across departments such as marketing, product, and sales in any one of our 24 locations around the world. One of them is bound to be right for you.

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