Ampersand

We are a specialist ecommerce agency providing technical solutions to high-growth retailers that achieve business and operational transformation.
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https://www.ampersandcommerce.com/

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Staff at Ampersand donned their walking boots for a company hike in the Peak District in October. The event was one of several it organised to raise cash for Forever Manchester, which supports community activity in the city and its environs.

Ampersand, which is based in the city centre, is an independent agency that provides technical services to help high-growth retailers transform their e-commerce strategy.

Using its Ampersand Accelorator, it builds a transactional and integrated e-commerce platform from the ground up. The foundations can include any aspect of product information management, integration and search and merchandising. It also works fast to initiate change in retailers slowed down by legacy systems.

The company deals with all aspects of product information management, search and visual merchandising, content personalisation and systems integration to transform the retail businesses it works with.

Within Ampersand, employee-engagement and focus group data drives change in the work place. Hybrid working is an area where the company listened to what its team wanted and implemented it. The company has also addressed issues such as over-working and planning processes. Ampersand says it is a big advocate of employee-driven change and the past year was no exception.

"As our technology services business grows, so does the momentum to cultivate a rich working environment that supports, engages and enables our people to deliver the technical excellence our customers depend on us for," says Brett Cooper, the managing director.

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Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

As well as the group hike, Ampersand partnered with Forever Manchester for its annual October Cheer Fest. The company hosted activities including a movie marathon day, company raffle and a Halloween Spooktacular, which included a bake-off, raising £820 for the charity during the month.
Personal Growth

92% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Most of Ampersand's senior management team have been promoted internally. For example, the current technical director began work at the company about 10 years ago as a graduate developer. The learning and development policy encompasses on-the-job training and attending conferences. The company covers the cost and time for more extensive needs.
Wellbeing

86% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Flexible working, private healthcare coverage with a mental health addition and fun activities to learn more about physical and mental health are on offer. The company's main tactic is to build relationships with staff so that they feel comfortable about approaching anyone for help.
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89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

As well as the group hike, Ampersand partnered with Forever Manchester for its annual October Cheer Fest. The company hosted activities including a movie marathon day, company raffle and a Halloween Spooktacular, which included a bake-off, raising £820 for the charity during the month.
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92% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Most of Ampersand's senior management team have been promoted internally. For example, the current technical director began work at the company about 10 years ago as a graduate developer. The learning and development policy encompasses on-the-job training and attending conferences. The company covers the cost and time for more extensive needs.
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86% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Flexible working, private healthcare coverage with a mental health addition and fun activities to learn more about physical and mental health are on offer. The company's main tactic is to build relationships with staff so that they feel comfortable about approaching anyone for help.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2009
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
33
Employee average age
57% : 43%
Male : Female employee ratio
65%
Employees earning £35k+
22%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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As our technology services business grows, so does the momentum to cultivate a rich working environment that supports, engages and enables our people to deliver the technical excellence our customers depend on us for.

Brett Cooper, Managing Director - Ampersand

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