​​​​​​​​​​​Our people​​

We have around 500 talented people totally committed to ensuring our publicans receive outstanding support, advice, service and products to run su​ccessful businesses. Their 'can do' attitude and relentless focus on 'doing a good job' has helped our business grow and become more successful over the years. ​

We are committed to their personal and professional development and seek to provide a stimulating and rewarding working environment and an enjoyable and safe place to work. Every employee should feel valued and that they are making a real contribution to the success of our company.

We strive to create a working environment that ensures all our people think of us as 'a great place to work'. To check on how we are doing we run regular engagement surveys to find out the views and suggestions of all our people.

We're proud to have attained the externally recognised Investors in People Champion accolade.

We're committed to equal opportunities and the creation of an entirely non-discriminatory working environment. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of gender, marital status, race, age, sexual preference, religion, belief or disability. All decisions are based on the merits of the individual concerned. We respect individual human rights, support freedom of association and will treat individuals with dignity and respect.

On going training is important for the personal and professional development of all of our team members. Wherever possible we try to fill our vacancies through internal progression. Training can be on the job coaching, formal training courses, e-learning or mentoring. We also sponsor some colleagues in studying for appropriate professional qualifications.

Effective communication is vital across all areas of our business. We engage with our teams through regular briefings and meetings. Our internal information portal is also widely used for news and updates on developments, and feedback is encouraged. This is supported with our Deals & Ideas magazine that has information relevant to both employees and publicans.

Our Save As You Earn scheme encourages employee ownership of company shares at a 20% discount on market price at the time of the issue. A Share Incentive Plan allows employees to purchase shares out of pre-tax income up to statutory limits, which are held in a trust. The company currently offers matching share awards to employees purchasing shares on the Share Incentive Plan.

Our flexible benefits platform gives our team the opportunity to access extra benefits in a tax efficient way. These range from leisure club membership to childcare vouchers.