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innocent drinks make smoothies, fruit juices, coconut water and kids' drinks. innocent began in 1999 when Cambridge graduates Richard Reed, Adam Balon and Jon Wright sold smoothies at a festival. A sign asked people if they should give up their jobs to make smoothies and empties went into the yes or no bins. Yes won. Nearly 20 years later, innocent are the market leader - with an 80% share of the UK cake - 450 staff and Coca-Cola ownership. Douglas Lamont is the current Chief Executive Officer. innocent have always been innovative. The company's marketing is as refreshingly informal as the London offices. Staff gather in a big hall laid with artificial grass to get a free breakfast, raid the free fruit and play table football. Lab-coated scientists concoct new ideas in a glass box in the corner. Crates bulge with woolly hats, knitted by customers and destined for bottle tops, with a proportion of sales from each bottle going to Age UK.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

96% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Everyone has a sustainability objective on their job description. Community initiatives include working at food banks, lunch clubs for kids whose parents can't afford to feed them an extra meal in school holidays, and redecorating a local volunteer centre for disabled adults.

Giving Something Back

68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Action Against Hunger gave the company four problems to solve, one for each floor. The company also tackles issues that other companies avoid, including a session on the gender pay gap where innocent shared data and took questions from the audience.

My Company

100% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Leaders are approachable and accessible – they sit with everyone else at open-plan desks. Douglas is often there and can be quizzed. They're visible in leading sessions at company meetings, and lunchtime ‘chatwiches'.

Benefits

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