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The firm with 900 staff and no office

There's a growing trend for firms to ditch their offices entirely, but is that good or bad for workers?
"Talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is often not," says Cate Huston. "Working this way means you can access that talent and also give opportunity."
She leads the developer experience team for Automattic, a large multi-national company where every single one of the 930 staff work remotely. The business has no fixed office presence at all.
"It's a deep part of our culture, nobody even mentions offices anymore," she told BBC 5 live's Wake Up To Money programme.
"I'm office-free. We all just love the freedom and we travel to meet each other so we enjoy those adventures as well."
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