John West shortlisted for two Business Culture Awards

John West is delighted to be announced as finalists at the Business Culture Awards, 2018. The company has been shortlisted for two awards: Business Culture Award and Business Culture Achievement Award: Small Business.

The Business Culture Awards recognise companies with exceptional business culture and those forward-thinking organisations that recognise how their people’s employment experience is fundamental to business performance.

With more than 150 years’ experience of delivering the very best fish, John West has been on a journey to become a truly values driven organisation and this is recognised by the company’s highly engaged CREW.

At John West, employees are called CREW members and there is a ONE CREW mentality. As a CREW, John West foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, of strong collaboration, CREW empowerment and recognition, all of which contribute to an environment where the CREW can continue to develop, grow and flourish. As well as strengthening the team’s engagement and wellbeing, there is a strong focus on engaging with and supporting the local community through a range of fundraising activities including charity karaoke nights, vast bicycles rides to cake baking.

Estelle Doyle, HR Manager at John West Foods said: “Our John West CREW are at the heart of everything we do. We have always recognised that our CREW are our greatest asset and their development, engagement and wellbeing is key to our business success.  It is very much our CREW that underpin our achievements to date and we recognise that through their continued engagement and relentless quest to be the best, we will succeed in achieving our future aims and ambitions.

“At John West Foods, we are proud of our heritage, our brand, our products, our achievements, but most of all we are proud of our CREW.”

Testament to the importance of harnessing and developing talent for the future has been the creation of the Controller Group Development Programme and John West Academy. These development programmes have very much gone hand in hand and have been a strategic focus for the John West organisation. Through these development programmes, the company has trained and developed the CREW in the areas of Sustainability, Commercial Acumen, Marketing and Category Management. They have also been successful in developing the next generation of leaders through a programme of formal training, experiential learning and business simulation.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 29th November 2018 in London.