Lily

Headquartered in Leeds, we’re an award-winning Digital Transformation solution for business communication, voice and data, and IT systems.
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http://www.lilycomms.co.uk

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One thing Covid-19 has done, is brought the team at business communications company, Lily, even closer together. Employees got to know the leadership team and colleagues on a more personal level, meeting families through activities and seeing people in their home environments.

Leeds-based Lily started in 2009 as an outsourced communications company, providing installation and maintenance services to telecoms resellers. Today it is a digital transformation specialist providing small and medium size businesses with the technology they need to future-proof their business. Its products and services include phone systems, calls and line packages, IT services, business mobiles and energy.

The firm made it a priority to focus on ‘Lily Life', continuing the quarterly charity events and held a virtual Christmas conference sending staff goodies including their favourite tipple, sweet treats and a take away voucher.

Wellbeing hampers were sent out at the beginning of lockdown containing essential items from tissues for meltdowns to a skipping rope for exercise, Just Eat vouchers, herbal teas, a head massager, and playing cards.

The leadership team organised monthly coffee mornings, a virtual zoom cook along, and have taken part in virtual Lily socials including a weekly quiz and visits to the virtual pub, The Lily Arms.

The firm's 62 employees are encouraged to share their personal and professional goals through their personal performance plan and perks include an extra day off for their birthday and a new flexible working policy allowing employees to work from home up to 10 days a month.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Each month staff vote for someone who has demonstrated any of the 10 company behaviours. The person with the most votes wins a prize up worth to £250 and at the end of the year the 10 people with the most accumulated votes win a trip of a lifetime.

Personal Growth

96% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Lily believes “if you're not growing, we are not growing “ so reinvests heavily in staff training and development. All employees went through a working from home training programme so they would feel supported and prepared for the transition of working from home.

Wellbeing

81% of staff agreed

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

Staff have encouraged each other to complete the Couch to 5K, skipping rope challenges, and created their own gym class timetable with weekly Zoom exercise classes including Friday morning yoga. The managing director hosts monthly small group coffee mornings and managers start monthly 1-2-1s by asking staff how they feel.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2009
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
70% : 30%
Male : Female employee ratio
19%
Employees earning £35k+
15%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
"We are delighted to be in the top 100 best small companies to work, to be recognised in such a competitive list is such a great achievement. We couldn’t be prouder, thanks to the team for their continued contribution"

Chris Morrisey, Managing Director - Lily

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