Employer of the Year, credit m c photography
The company took home Employer of the Year at Sheffield Business Awards
In the city of its birth, Gripple is proud to be judged as the Employer of the Year in the 2017 Sheffield Business Awards, for placing staff at the forefront of its operation.
The world beating manufacturer of the iconic wire fastener, Gripple is not only an innovator but also a 100 per cent employee-owned company, which has just achieved a record turnover of almost £67m.
The judges in this category of the awards scheme commented: “Gripple continues to attract, develop and support great staff from across the world. The company’s commitment to staff is unrivalled, making them an employer of choice in the region.”
Gripple has an internal company, GLIDE (Growth Led Innovation Driven Employee company). This means all staff are members, with its board elected by their fellow shareholders to preserve and develop employee culture, to look after the interests of its members and generate engagement by everyone in the people-focused group of Gripple companies.
GLIDE House has just been opened as a training academy and a social club for use by all staff.
Gripple has no HR department, rather a People and Culture team which focuses on attracting the right new staff and organises training to ensure that all staff abide by Gripple’s ethos and that they can contribute, to the best of their ability to its present and future success.
“This award is particularly special because it comes from acclaimed business specialists in our home city who have recognised that Gripple sees its people as its most valuable asset. We are absolutely delighted,” said Katrina Richie, head of People and Culture.