BLK BOX

We’re one of the UK's leading manufacturers of Strength & Conditioning equipment. Specialising in facility design & the fit-out of world class facilities.

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Founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Greg Bradley, Belfast-based BLK Box manufactures and supplies high-performance gym equipment and now employs 70 people. Clients range from Everton FC and the Pure Gym chain to small independent businesses and private homes.

Its culture is embodied in a young, energetic and positive workforce motivated by its slogan ‘Built for Athletes, By Athletes' and a mission to improve health and wellbeing. At its core is a strong team environment with training opportunities and career progression on offer. Employees are encouraged to speak up and provide constructive feedback on company activities.

Ideas for new equipment are tested in the in-house gym where, pre-pandemic, the whole team gathered three times a week for stretching exercises and bonding. These have now moved online to ensure colleagues stay connected as well as looking after their physical health. Free Kindles and an unlimited supply of books provides the mental stimulation.

Community involvement is important to the company which partners with charities that promote a healthy lifestyle. For Healthy Kidz, BLK Box helped fund an interactive app which incorporates emotional and general health and allows users to record their activities. For Battle Cancer, which is setting up a network of health professionals to help people with the disease, it assisted with funding, providing and installing equipment for two of the charity's Moving Forward gyms.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

88% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Managers are given free access to LinkedIn Learning and other platforms to enhance their leadership skills with effective practices and tips passed on during monthly management meetings. Senior managers were given the opportunity to attend a Business Mastery event which focused on studying innovative approaches used by successful industry leaders.

My Company

100% of staff agreed

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

Senior managers made the decision to move to bigger premises to ensure futurecompliance with social distancing at work. With social responsibility high on the agenda, it recently invested £4 million on manufacturing equipment that will cut dependence on overseas products and reduce its carbon footprint.

Giving Something Back

91% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

BLK Box has introduced a monthly Most Valuable Player award in which employees are able to vote for the colleague they believe goes above and beyond their role. The winner is announced at a team meeting and receives a £100 voucher of their choice.

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