Great Place to Work

BUUK is a Great Place to Work®

BUUK is proud to be recognised as a Great Place to Work®.

Since 2018, our efforts to be a great company
that great people want to work for have consistently earned us a place in the UK Best Workplaces™ annual rankings.

So, it’s official. Not only is BUUK one of the UK’s Best
Super Large Workplaces for 2024, but it’s also one
of the Best Workplaces for Women™, one of the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing™ and one of the Best Workplaces for Development™.

What are the things that
make BUUK such a
Great Place to Work®?

Hear what our people say

We’re walking the walk

Great Place to Work® is significant because it centres on employees’ feedback.
The programme measures the employee experience and compares our
cultural audit against what our people say and how they feel.

It’s an independent authenticity check. The process verifies that we’re walking the walk
when it comes to being a trusted employer that nurtures a positive working environment
and supports the development and wellbeing of everyone in the business,
regardless of who they are and what they do.

“Ensuring people aren’t discriminated against,
placing positive value on our differences, creating
fair access and advancement for all, and fostering a
sense of value and empowerment in employees is
what being a Great Place to Work® is all about.”

Best Workplaces

A positive and
meaningful journey

BUUK people, just like everyone else, want to work for a company they feel proud of and
be part of a positive and meaningful journey. So, the feedback from Great Place
to Work® is invaluable to our development. It tells us what our employees value
most highly in the workplace and identifies where we’re getting it right and
where we need to improve.

“Whilst achieving accreditation is
pleasing, by far the most
valuable part of Great Place to
Work® is that it helps us identify
opportunities for continuous
improvement.”

John Marsh, Chief Operating Officer

Trust in the workplace

Everyone benefits when there is trust in the workplace. Trust and integrity
make for solid working relationships where clear communication, good
collaboration and high performance are the norm. Above all, and
throughout BUUK, we share a commitment to safety. It underpins
everything we do, and we trust one another to operate safely and securely,
taking responsibility for ourselves and our colleagues.

Our ‘bad news first’ no-blame culture means we face challenges head-on
and find solutions together. Our people feel trusted to do their jobs and
have confidence in the vision and direction of the group.

“I feel trusted to get on and do my job,
and I trust my managers and the group
directors to make good decisions.”

Everyone benefits when there is trust in the workplace. Trust and integrity
make for solid working relationships where clear communication, good
collaboration and high performance are the norm. Above all, and
throughout BUUK, we share a commitment to safety. It underpins
everything we do, and we trust one another to operate safely and securely,
taking responsibility for ourselves and our colleagues.

Our ‘bad news first’ no-blame culture means we face challenges head-on
and find solutions together. Our people feel trusted to do their jobs and
have confidence in the vision and direction of the group.

Wellbeing comes first

Our Work Safe Home Safe steering group puts wellbeing at the
forefront of our business. We are dedicated to supporting our
employees’ mental health, physical health, and social wellbeing.

From fitness to financial advice, menopause matters to
mindfulness, our programme is broad and inclusive. There’s an
Employee Assistance Programme available around the clock
and a team of Mental Health First Aiders throughout the
business to help us tackle the challenges we all face.

“It’s great to work for an
organisation that invests in our
physical and mental health.”

Our Work Safe Home Safe steering group puts wellbeing at the
forefront of our business. We are dedicated to supporting our
employees’ mental health, physical health, and social wellbeing.

From fitness to financial advice, menopause matters to
mindfulness, our programme is broad and inclusive. There’s an
Employee Assistance Programme available around the clock
and a team of Mental Health First Aiders throughout the
business to help us tackle the challenges we all face.

A sense of belonging

There is no limit to the value of creating a supportive working
community where everyone feels valued and motivated to do
their best for one another. BUUK people have a sense of
belonging and feel supported. Communication is vital to
achieving this supportive family culture. From our Directors’
Roadshows to individual one-to-ones, there are always
opportunities to share our vision, our plans, our news, our
troubles, and our triumphs.

“My team is like my extended family.
This is one of the most supportive
environments I have ever worked in.”

There’s no limit to the value of creating a supportive working
community where everyone feels valued and motivated to do
their best for one another. BUUK people have a sense of
belonging and feel supported. Communication is vital to
achieving this supportive family culture. From our Directors’
Roadshows to individual one-to-ones, there are always
opportunities to share our vision, our plans, our news, our
troubles, and our triumphs.

Our work-life balance

Work-life balance is good for us. It’s also good for business.
People feel more in control of their working life and less
overwhelmed. Productivity goes up, sickness and absenteeism
go down, and we have a happier workforce. It’s a win-win.

Our office-based colleagues have the flexibility of working one
to three days from home and everyone can access to up to ten
extra holiday days a year through our Holiday Purchase
Scheme. Plus, paid time for volunteering gives a healthy boost
to life satisfaction for those supporting community projects.

“I really appreciate the flexibility the
Hybrid Policy has given me. I now
have a better work-life balance.”

Work-life balance is good for us. It’s also good for business.
People feel more in control of their working life and less
overwhelmed. Productivity goes up, sickness and absenteeism
go down, and we have a happier workforce. It’s a win-win.

Our office-based colleagues have the flexibility of working one
to three days from home, and everyone can access to up to ten
extra holiday days a year through our Holiday Purchase
Scheme. Plus, paid time for volunteering gives a healthy boost
to life satisfaction for those supporting community projects.

A culture of learning

We know that by offering great career growth opportunities, we
will attract and keep great people. Ours is a learning culture, not
a training culture. So, we support our people in their career
pathways to develop their knowledge and skills, build their
proficiencies and confidence, become great colleagues and
leaders, and promote a positive culture. From webinars and
Toolbox Talks to ILM and Aspiring Managers programmes, we
help our people get what they need to go as far as they want to.

“I took every bit of training offered to me.
I have never felt there are any barriers
to gaining the skills I need to have the
opportunity to get on and move up.”

We know that by offering great career growth opportunities, we
will attract and keep great people. Ours is a learning culture, not
a training culture. So, we support our people in their career
pathways to develop their knowledge and skills, build their
proficiencies and confidence, become great colleagues and
leaders, and promote a positive culture. From webinars and
Toolbox Talks to ILM and Aspiring Managers programmes, we
help our people get what they need to go as far as they want to.