Camelot

We are a fast-moving games business known for one of the UK's best-loved consumer brands: The National Lottery.
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http://www.camelotgroup.co.uk/

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Operator of The National Lottery (TNL), Watford-based Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd runs the largest digital lottery in the world by revenue and works with 44,000 retail partners throughout the UK. It has grown total National Lottery sales by 62% since 2008-9 by, among other things, investing in game design and promoting responsible play - with National Lottery players raising an average of £36m per week for good causes. With four years of successive growth culminating in record sales in 2020-21, TNL, under Camelot's stewardship, continues to deliver for the whole of the UK.

Camelot has just over 1,000 employees – not very many when you consider the scale of The National Lottery. This means that everyone working for the company can make an impact, and, in turn, has a share in its success.

Camelot had an early case of Covid-19 at its Watford headquarters and so, to keep people safe, the office already closed prior to the first lockdown. However, senior leaders and managers continued to communicate company plans every step of the way.

The business supported employees in setting up home offices with all equipment needed offered to them. All sites were made Covid-secure and there was free private transport available to anyone without a car who needed to come in, as well as free food, drinks, and tea and coffee.

The organisation focused on mental health awareness for all and a team of 16 mental health first-aiders was on hand. Surveys were conducted every two months to enable formal staff feedback.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

93% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

December survey results showed that 92% of Camelot employees believe the business operates with integrity and 96% of them feel well led. The executive team sent out care packages to everyone to thank them during this uncertain year, and the chairman personally called anyone who tested positive for Covid-19 to offer support.

Wellbeing

81% of staff agreed

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

Camelot allows employees to claim up to £1,000 off gym memberships and this subsidy now includes online classes. Everyone can access virtual appointments with GPs, counsellors, physiotherapists – and get life, money and wellbeing support. To help working parents and their children, the firm made an additional 15 days' paid leave available.

Giving Something Back

92% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Last Christmas, Watford Borough Council and local cycle-hire scheme Beryl Bikes encouraged residents to take part in a Laps To Lapland initiative to fundraise for the Watford Helps Covid-19 charities appeal. The aim was to collectively cycle the 6,307km distance from Watford to Lapland and back, and Camelot donated over £6,000 to the cause.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1994
Total number of employees
4
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
51% : 49%
Male : Female employee ratio
53%
Employees earning £35k+
9%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“The past 12 months have been extraordinary in every way and I’m extremely proud of how our teams have come together. They’ve adapted to the constantly changing environment, delivering brilliant results and, in turn, playing a part in raising vital National Lottery funding - which has gone to supporting UK charities and organisations throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Sincere thanks to every single one of our employees, you really are world class!”

Nigel Railton, CEO - Camelot

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