Huel

We make nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food with minimal impact on animals and the environment.

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Huel is one of the fastest-growing food businesses in the UK, making nutritionally-complete, convenient, affordable products with a philosophy that embraces minimal impact on animals or the environment.

Started just five years ago in Tring, Hertfordshire, the company headcount has risen 57% in the last year to 125 across four bases.

The company likes to look after its staff with personal trainers and yoga classes provided free of charge to sustain physical and mental health. During the pandemic it provided loans to employees whose households were affected by factors such as redundancy and child care to ease financial concerns.

With the help of an external learning & development consultant, “Managing Others” courses were brought forward this year to upskill managers in helping their team members cope with pandemic stresses. Online meetings were given an unexpected twist by the CEO and founder dressing up in chilli or cat suits. “We like to make people smile,” the company says.

That duty of care extends into the local community with all employees given £150 in discounts to pass on to those in need, such as the elderly, people made redundant or key workers. Huel also donated food to staff in Covid wards at local hospitals during the pandemic and doubled employee donations to Black Lives Matter causes.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

99% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Huel says it likes to have fun in the workplace and has set up “amusement alliances” of three people from each office to run social events for six months, giving them a budget and project management responsibility that encourages negotiating and presentational skills.

My Team

97% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Every month, teams use a specially-created app to put forward two members who they think have done an outstanding job, in accordance with company values, for the “Huel Of Fame.” Senior managers choose two employees every month for a £1,000 award.

Giving Something Back

96% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

1% of company profit is given to initiatives that support sustainable nutrition such as Eat Forum, a science-based initiative aiming to transform the global food system. Employees are to be encouraged, once the pandemic is over, to give a working day per year to tree planting or working at a food bank.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2015
Total number of employees
3
Number of UK locations
31
Employee average age
53% : 47%
Male : Female employee ratio
63%
Employees earning £35k+
8%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Maternity

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

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