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WEARING MULTI-COLOURED sashes and cutting an engagement cake, employees at Bauder reconnected with seven key company values last year. The specialist flat-roofing firm invited its 122 staff to take part of an initiative called “I am engaged”. Voting Bauder a Best Company for the third time, they gave an 84% positive score to the statement “I love working for this organisation.” Part of a family-owned European business run by the Bauder brothers, Paul-Hermann and Gerhard, Ipswich-based Bauder sells all kinds of flat roofing, waterproofing and insulation, including green roofs. Many people have never had a bad day at work here (43% positive), which is impressive considering that the average length of employment is more than six years. “Once employees join they rarely leave,” the company says. “We have individuals whose entire careers have been built, spent and continue at Bauder.” Accordingly, the firm gets its best score for people's sense of job security (84%, and 31st highest). Staffers feel particularly good about Giving Something Back (79%). Last year, the firm donated £16,000 to the nearby St Elizabeth Hospice and to Crash, the construction and property industry's charity for homeless people. It provided low-maintenance roofing for the Step by Step centre in Aldershot, a residential and training unit for young homeless people, and encourages people to volunteer during work hours. Employees feel the company does a lot to support its community (72%) and genuinely cares about the environment (80%). Bauder has ISO 14001 environmental accreditation for offsetting its carbon emissions. Andrew Mackenzie, who joined in sales and worked his way up to managing director, runs Bauder on sound principles (89%). He oversaw a tripling in employee numbers through the recent recession. www.bauder.co.uk

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97% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The business is completely transparent in respect of business performance to turnover, margin parameters and targets. When the business has experienced good or exceptional performance, rewards and recognition are given to all staff. For example the business achieved a record month in August and everyone had the attached thank you Rapper style poem from the Directors together with a bottle of Prosecco. The thank you was headed 'Record Month Rapped Up!' in a Rapper style theme and involved a poem. Each one was signed by the Directors with 'Rapper' titles. This type of reward is common place and can vary based on Company performance or to reward individual performance. The one off individual rewards can be anything from spa days, one off bonus payments, theatre tickets and hotel breaks to more public recognition and reward for high sales performance in front of peers with a themed awards ceremony.

Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The business is completely transparent in respect of business performance to turnover, margin parameters and targets. When the business has experienced good or exceptional performance, rewards and recognition are given to all staff. For example the business achieved a record month in August and everyone had the attached thank you Rapper style poem from the Directors together with a bottle of Prosecco. The thank you was headed 'Record Month Rapped Up!' in a Rapper style theme and involved a poem. Each one was signed by the Directors with 'Rapper' titles. This type of reward is common place and can vary based on Company performance or to reward individual performance. The one off individual rewards can be anything from spa days, one off bonus payments, theatre tickets and hotel breaks to more public recognition and reward for high sales performance in front of peers with a themed awards ceremony.

Leadership

94% of staff agreed

I am inspired by the person leading this organisation

Bauder support CRASH, the Construction Industry Charity for the Homeless. They provided roofing materials for Step by Step Centre in Aldershot a residential and training unit for young homeless people. They provided a design and waterproofing package that took into account the current structure and thermal performance but also ensured the lowest maintenance solution. This project provides training in life skills to enable the young people to regain self esteem, stabilise their lifestyles and enter back into the community with a job or college placement. Bauder continually donate materials to CRASH in conjunction with other Construction partners right throughout the year and this is a charity very close to their hearts. Bauder also work with St Elizabeth Hospice, a local children's hospice, to support their work in the community.

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