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Coconut Lizard recognised as a Best Place to Work for 2023 Best Places to Work Winner 2023 Best Places to Work Winner 2023

We are delighted to announce that Coconut Lizard alongside our sister studio d3t, have been recognised as a Best Place to Work for 2023!

The award highlights the best games studios to work for in the UK, and 2023 marks the first time that we have entered the awards, and we are thrilled that we have been recognised within them.

However, what makes this award more special for us is that it is voted for primarily by our team, with 75% of a studios score coming from an anonymous employee survey and the final 25% via an in-depth company questionnaire.

Speaking on the announcement, our Head of Studio, Richard Badger, said: “I am ecstatic that both d3t and Coconut Lizard have been announced as two of the best games studios in the UK to work for. This is not only the first time that Coconut Lizard has been recognised, but it is also the sixth time that d3t has received the award – 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and now 2023.

“Since both studios were founded, we have continued to level up, not only on the scale and complexity of the games that we work on, but also in the size of our team, which now stands at close to 200 strong. However, with this growth, we have been completely committed to keep our culture at the forefront of what we do.

“This commitment has seen us as studios continue to improve what we do, whether it’s investing more into our studio’s spaces, increasing our team’s perks and benefits, or adapting our policies and practices to ensure that the needs of our teams changing lives are met.

“We do this because we care about everyone associated with d3t and Coconut Lizard. And put simply without our team’s incredible talent and passion for all things games, we would not be where we are today. So, a massive thank you goes to every single of them as they have made the studios the great places to work that they are.”

Both Coconut Lizard and d3t also received nominations within this year’s Gi.Biz special award categories – The Education award, Health and Wellbeing award, and the UK Best Boss award, for our outstanding Head of Art, Louise Andrew.

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