Leasedirect Finance Ltd

http://www.ldf.co.uk

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TEAM SPIRIT IS a racing cert at LDF, where the workforce of 126 people has a day at Chester races every summer with a free bet on the first race and an all-day bar. This new entry earns a 76% positive score overall for its Fair Deal. Sales consultants at this commercial finance broker, specialising in securing loans for the professions and asset and vehicle finance, make about £52,500 a year before performance-related pay and profit bonuses. People are happy with their pay and benefits (81%). A working week from 38 to 45 hours is not considered too much by staff in Ewloe, north Wales (73%). The firm says: "We are proud of the fact that at 5.30pm, 95% of employees leave for the night. We finish early on a Friday — a small but incredibly popular perk." More than half of the staff has a company car but the broker is trying to be greener by using mugs rather than throwaway cups, hand dryers and recycled paper (87%, a top 10 score). Staff say managers at all levels listen rather than simply telling them what to do (81% for managers; 80% for senior bosses). Half a million pounds a year is spent on training and hard work is appreciated. After good first-half results last year, the firm closed the office for an afternoon, gave everyone sweets and hired a private cinema. Staff are not itching to leave (89%). www.ldf.co.uk

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My Company

94% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

As a thank you for everyone's hard work in the first half of the year, Leasedirect took everybody to the cinema for the afternoon! They closed the offices, hired a private screen and treated everyone to sweets, ice creams and drinks. It was really well received by all and was something a bit different to show their gratitude.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Leasedirect encourage an open forum for suggestions and feedback. All departmental managers actively seek new ideas from their teams within their regular team meetings and one-to-ones. At their last Christmas party, they gave everyone giant post-it notes and asked them to put any suggestions on a big blank wall, which also proved a novel and fun way of them getting their ideas across allowing them anonymity if desired. Key sales people have been nominated and taken an active role in the overall management of their business. Leasedirect also regularly 'survey' their employees for ideas, suggestions and feedback on initiatives they are planning before they are launched. Their people are included in all development initiatives in respect of their working environment and the projects that the business supports within the local community.

Leadership

91% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Leasedirect have introduced a twice weekly fruit delivery across the business which provides all staff with free fruit. They have also introduced a scheme to help people stop smoking. They are keen to support all employees with a desire to stop smoking, from funding the cost of nicotine patches to hypnotherapy Leasedirect have also negotiated a discounted rate for all staff at their local gym and are part of a cycle to work scheme.

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