Business & Enterprise North East

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Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
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Officially a World Class
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Officially a World Class
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Officially a Good
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Officially a Good
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BUYING GUIDE DOG puppies for the blind, attending creative writing classes and enjoying breakfast get-togethers with the boss — staff at Business & Enterprise North East, known as BE-NE, are entitled to feel good about themselves. They can even feel good about the way they look, courtesy of a Weightwatchers at Work programme which involved 42 employees helping each other over nine months to lose a total of more than 60 stones. But best of all, people at BE-NE (which provides support, enterprise and economic development solutions to help businesses start, succeed and grow), know that they are helping the clients they work alongside while transforming the economy of northeast England. The typical job is a business adviser, earning £35,000 on average. Just 22 people out of a workforce of more than 400 earn more than £45,000. Staff believe, however, that they receive fair pay for their roles (66%, ranking 17th), and compared with people in similar positions in other organisations (65%, 18th). They are happy with their pay and benefits (71%, 13th) and no one feels exhausted, either, when they get home (55%, 15th). BE-NE people believe their manager takes an active interest in their wellbeing (77%) and would respond if they showed signs of being under too much pressure (73%). The organisation also scores well in terms of work not interfering with responsibilities at home (72%) and staff are happy with the balance between work and home life (73%). People find time for good causes, raising more than three times their £5,000 target for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Employees believe colleagues go out of their way to help not just good causes but each other (80%) and they feel supported by their manager (77%) and believe he or she cares about them as an individual (77%). be-ne.co.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

79% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Through their self service HR information system, all employees can access their total reward statement. This provides instant and current access to Information on all aspects including their salary and benefits package. They have an in-house smoke cessation programme delivered by the NHS to help employees quit smoking They have an NHS delivered Weight No More Programme for all staff to promote all aspects of healthy eating and weight Management. In addition they have a food co-op which delivers fruit and vegetables to our HQ office on a weekly basis. As part of our wellbeing week, we have held food cookery demonstrations to promote health eating options and dishes and our staff cafe sells healthy food options as part of its menu range.

My Manager

85% of staff agreed

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

Business and Enterprise North East have an Environmental Group drawn from a range of staff from across the business who undertake their role on a voluntary basis. Their role has involved the development of the Environment Strategy which sets out their long-term commitment to the environment. It describes success, proposes performance targets and identifies issues and solutions to overcome them and covers, carbon management, sustainable procurement and consumption, protecting the environment and people strategy.

My Company

84% of staff agreed

I have a great deal of faith in the person leading this organisation

Business and Enterprise North East have an Environmental Group drawn from a range of staff from across the business who undertake their role on a voluntary basis. Their role has involved the development of the Environment Strategy which sets out their long-term commitment to the environment. It describes success, proposes performance targets and identifies issues and solutions to overcome them and covers, carbon management, sustainable procurement and consumption, protecting the environment and people strategy.

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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