Charpak Ltd have been awarded the Highly Commended Runner Up in the UK SME’s Business Culture Awards 2017. The Business Culture Awards gives forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work which sets up their employees to succeed – recognising how their people’s employment experience is fundamental to business performance.
In a highly competitive category representing the UK’s SMEs Charpak collected the Runners Up, Highly Commended national award at at The Royal Garden Hotel, London on 29th November 2017. Charpak representatives to collect the award included Company Directors and employees from across the business: Technical Design, CNC Tooling, Warehouse, Finance, IT and Production Departments.
Through consultation with employees and an engagement survey the company developed a programme to develop a Code of Conduct to benefit all employees. The Charpak Charter embodies a set of values and standards threaded through the entire organisation. Paul Smith, Managing Director describes the Code of Conduct as “The blueprint which underpins the Charpak way of doing business.”
The Business Culture panel of Award judges’ feedback was that Charpak demonstrated a:
“Wonderful story for the industry to learn from.” In addition, the judges commended your “effective and multi-faceted approach” re-iterating “the engagement level was clear and your impact deserves recognition.”
Consultant, Peter Lewis also commented:
“Without a doubt, the morale, atmosphere and culture within Charpak has been considerably enhanced on the back of Living a Culture of Integrity, and we continue to strive on improving this, fully embedded throughout the company with all our valued employees.”
Charpak’s Technical Director Gary Smith tells us:
“We feel proud to have achieved what we started out to do – to build a family-feel collective of individuals, that support and encourage each other to perform to the best of their ability whilst being the happiest they can be.”