Better Technology

Founded in 2012, VDP has built a reputation for delivering large-scale technology solutions that meet complex challenges. Working with some of the largest (and smallest) companies in the world, we create business critical technology that is loved by the people that use it. Through our work, our values and our actions we aim to be a force for good, not just for ourselves and our customers, but for our communities and the world at large.

We can no longer pretend that business models and practices of the 20th century are fit to meet the challenges of the 21st. We need a new model for how businesses interact with the world to influence and improve it. A model that acknowledges our challenges, opportunities and obligations. We wanted to make a difference, so we made VDP.”David Glennie - CEO

The VDP Trust

We recently launched the VDP Trust, a registered charity that aims to create opportunities for disadvantaged women around the world by increasing access to finance, training & support services for those starting up or growing their businesses. Find out more about the VDP Trust here.

Our Rights

Everyone that works at VDP has these four rights:

  • 01 The right to work anywhere we choose

    We provided coworking spaces for anyone who wants them, but we don’t have offices in the traditional sense. Our Headquarters are in London and Dublin but we’re a global company with a global perspective. Our employees can work from home, or an office, in any country in the world.

  • 02 The right to prioritise our family and wellbeing over our work

    Modern life can be hard sometimes and it’s easy to forget that everyone has more on their plate than we can see. That’s why VDP people are free to decide where they need to be and who needs them most. They also get what we call ‘YooDoo’, time off to support their physical, mental and emotional health. No notice required, no questions asked. Sometimes we need to be somewhere else.

  • 03 The right to be treated as well as our customers

    We do a lot for our customers and actively look for ways of adding value to their experience with us. Each member of the team has the right to the same consideration and imaginative kindness.

  • 04 The right to be heard

    If we have something to say there’s always a way to say it, through regular town halls and team meetings or by sending an email to our in house AI, Aime, who will route comments to the most appropriate person with absolute discretion and with anonymity if required.

Our Values

Our rights are underpinned by a set of values that enable them. We aim to demonstrate these values in our interactions with our customers and each other.

We are willing to fail, learn, change and teach

Everyone fails, it's an essential part of progress. The problem with most failure is we seek to hide it - 'Don't get me into trouble'. We must share our failures as openly as we share our successes. At VDP, we make sure we either succeed or learn.

We make ourselves accountable

It's not enough to be held accountable by others, we must actively seek to hold ourselves accountable. Be open and honest about what you are doing and how it's going.

We follow the rules or change the rules, because we own the rules

Anyone can influence the way we do things. In return, we all commit to doing things the way we have agreed.

We always have a goal, we always have a team

We want to get rid of working for the sake of work and make everything we do meaningful, transparent and shared.

We are the nicest people in the room

We strive to be noticed for the efforts we make for others. Especially when that's hard to do.

ISTQB Gold Partnership

We have been awarded an ISTQB Gold partnership, in recognition of our demonstrated commitment to software testing certification for our team. All of VDP’s test engineers are trained and certified in globally recognised testing standards which is a crucial part of ensuring we both invest in our people and provide only the very best quality technology solutions.