In memory of Gary Gladwell
Our beloved friend and colleague, Gary, sadly passed away in April 2022. Gary was a joy to work with; knowledgeable, sociable and great fun to be around. We will so miss his positive input, his depth of knowledge, and his hearty chuckle echoing around the office.
Our commitment to employee wellbeing
As a local family business, we genuinely care about each member of our team. We also understand that employees with higher levels of wellbeing are more engaged and productive and will ultimately deliver a better service to our clients.
Here’s how we’re working to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the Kingsfleet team.
A friendly working environment
The best kind of workplace for positive wellbeing is one in which employees feel comfortable. Many of the visitors to our office remark on the welcoming, friendly and calm atmosphere that they notice when they visit us. As a local Suffolk company, we are also heavily involved with a number of local events which support our community and local education; this is always a team effort, and our staff and even our clients often enjoy participating.
A positive mental health workspace
We talk openly about mental health and encourage all staff to seek help if they need it. We have a Wellbeing Statement and strategy in place. One of our team is now fully trained as a Mental Health First Aider having completed a course with Three Eggs. Hannah is equipped with the knowledge to identify those who require mental health support and the confidence to offer assistance when required. All our team recently attended a Mental Health Awareness course.
A healthy working environment
Our air conditioning units have office-based controls so that staff can adjust the office temperature as required. To ensure proper illumination of working spaces as well as saving energy, our offices are fitted with highly efficient LED lights. We provide a wide range of drinks and healthy snacks which are available to staff and clients alike, and since the COVID-19 pandemic we have ensured our offices comply with best practices.
An ergonomic workplace
We continually seek to provide an optimal workspace for our employees in terms of health and wellbeing. In addition to providing desks and chairs that are fully adjustable and ergonomic, we have a communal space, providing a relaxing area for employees. All staff working areas are assessed each year, or at any relevant change of circumstances to ensure that our staff are comfortable and safe to work at a computer.
A family-friendly workplace
We support our working parents and have policies to help to balance and benefit both work and family life. We have recently formalised our home working policy, enabling staff to work efficiently whatever their circumstances and juggle the pressures of the work/life balance. We also ensure that our maternity, parental, shared parental, paternity and adoption leave policies are up to date at all times.
A low-carbon office
Each year since 2019 we have received accreditation at Silver Level by the Suffolk Charter Panel, recognising our efforts to monitor and reduce our carbon emissions. The Silver Level is only awarded to organisations that, in addition to implementing measures to manage and reduce energy use, have implemented measures that will lead to clear reductions in carbon emissions in the longer term.