Caring for our Employees
Developing our employees
We ensure that development programmes are available for all employees and everyone with the desire and enthusiasm to progress within the business has the opportunity to do so. The group has been continually accredited with the prestigious Investor in People standard since 1995.
Diversity and work / life balance
All employees are covered by the group's equal opportunities policy. As most of our pubs are community based, the vast majority of employees are recruited from the communities around them. Most of our pub staff are part time, with working hours that suit their personal circumstances. As part of our training and development programmes, we offer recruitment and selection modules which highlight the benefits of a diverse workforce.
We have undertaken a comprehensive disability audit programme covering all of our licensed retail outlets which resulted in over £2m being invested in improving access to our buildings and services. These audits are repeated on an annual basis. We offer a benefits package designed to attract and retain the best employees and over 20% of our head office and production employees have been with us for more than 25 years. We recognise this loyalty and commitment with long service awards for 25 and 40 years service.