Engaged and committed employees are integral to our overall Group performance and for delivering outstanding customer service. We focus strongly on recruiting and retaining a high calibre of personnel who are a good fit for both the Company and their role, ensuring each and every employee is duly rewarded for hard work and commitment through rewards schemes and softer perks. We readily support employee development through annual performance reviews, training, mentoring and Group collaboration platforms. This is achieved under a decentralised management structure, whereby each Managing Director can access various centralised resources to help develop their teams.
Read our Case studies section for examples of how we support and encourage our employees.
We are an equal opportunities employer and recruit based on merit. We respect the rights of all employees and ensuring we safeguard our businesses against acts of modern slavery. For more information read our Modern Slavery Statement.
The Group remains committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment and supports individual profit centre efforts which reduce the Group’s overall impact on the environment. Through our Standard Practice Instructions, Health and Safety committees and various Group-wide and localised initiatives, we ensure that best practices are adopted. Through sharing ideas and resources, every year we find new ways to reduce our impact on the environment such as conducting more and more meetings through video conferencing, thus reducing our carbon footprint across the Group.
Many of our businesses also proudly support industrial users who are increasingly implementing more stringent environmental practices and seeking hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to facilitate this.
Further information about our Environmental, Health and Safety progress can be found within the CSR section of our latest Annual Report.
As a trusted partner in fluid power, we aim to be the most cost-effective provider of a quality service to all customers, ensuring we deliver end-to-end fluid power solutions from a single source.
Regardless of size, our Group values every customer and is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships at local, national and international level. Continued dialogue has enabled the Group to develop its product and service offer and so match these changing requirements. Through our agile approach, our Group employees are driven towards finding solutions which create efficiencies for ourselves but more importantly our customers. This requires extensive knowledge, creativity and collaboration with customers and suppliers.
The Group nurtures its relationships with leading fluid power suppliers while developing its complementary exclusive brands and own manufactured products. Individually, each business regularly engages with its key suppliers, attending training and trade shows. At a Group level, we have a number of collaborative platforms MDs, technical and sales personnel and ensure we invite both product and business service suppliers to present where appropriate. We are increasingly focusing on building strategic partnerships with key suppliers, especially for brands distributed by multiple businesses across our Group. At every opportunity we seek ways to maximise synergies through cost savings and shared knowledge.
Our businesses have been supporting their local communities for many years and the Board encourages them to continue this good work. This takes form as charitable events, recruitment of local apprentices, open day support for local schools and educational events with local communities where Group members carry out projects to make the environment or services better.