Building a Culture
Lawrence is passionately committed to building a culture which thoroughly recognises and embraces the talents of its workforce. Despite heading up a rapidly growing business, he is still determined to maintain a unique family culture, separating UKFast from any other regular employer.
A careful recruitment policy means that UKFast always add the right people, both in terms of competency and personality. Lawrence is keen to ensure that the business has a 'family feel'. He has managed to build a community of like-minded people with an array of superior skillsets. Despite UKFast's significant growth within the past two years, he has worked hard to maintain a community feel throughout the company.
This is why, since relocating to larger premises, he has undertaken an extensive refurbishment project to ensure employees are provided with a superb place to work. This includes building staff gym facilities, a creche, and even an in-house bar - with many other plans still to come!
Health and Fitness
Lawrence is keen to ensure UKFast is not only a great workplace but is also an advocate for health and well-being. To help achieve this, all employees are provided with fresh fruit on a daily basis, elaborate fitness facilities and the opportunity to participate in any of UKFast's various sports teams. This focus on maintaining a healthy work/life balance is fundamental to improving the team's mental and physical well-being, as well as their approach to work.
Further to this, to recognise extended commitment to UKFast, Lawrence has introduced a 'Five Year Club' and 'Ten Year Club', offering cash rewards and other exclusive benefits to people who remain with the company for such lengths of time.
Employees are also regularly offered the opportunity to socialise at in-house and external events. Staff parties, cinema trips and friends and family events are held to build work relationships and promote a work-life balance.
Training and Career Progression
Each member of the team is offered a structured training programme along with plenty of opportunities for future career progression. With an impressive £4 million investment into training, Lawrence recognises the benefits of fully equipping employees for success and he even offers incentives for studying towards gaining qualifications. Thanks to this, the UKFast team is comprised of passionate, dynamic people that are proud to offer the highest standard of customer service to their impressive portfolio of clients.
This exceptional approach to running a business demonstrates Lawrence's ability to dream big and how he has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK today.