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DESIGN GURUS AT Maris Interiors LLP have a stylish office of their own in London's Bankside. Their in-house coffee shop, Foam, looks like a hip high street joint, with on-trend stools and wooden-plank counter — but the drinks, fruit and snacks are free for staff. The freebies don't stop there. Once a month the office design firm turns a meeting room into a salon offering massages, haircuts or manicures. The London company even takes its workforce of 154 on holiday — last year, to Ibiza — and chief executive Simon Vaughan slips those on lower wages extra spending money for the trip. Everyone can become a partner (there are currently 24) and people are happy with their pay (79% positive). Boredom isn't setting in (82%) and employees also say work is important to them (87%). www.maris-interiors.co.uk

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My Company

96% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Maris have a monthly beauty treatment day, where a meeting room is taken over and staff can sign up for a free massage, a haircut or a manicure, it has proved to be a great way for staff to take 20 minutes out of their busy day to unwind. When the sign up list is put up staff always react excitedly and the list is full very quickly. They also provide a monthly lunch to employees. A local restaurant or food stall is selected, vouchers are printed and handed to staff to go and collect their free lunch. They give staff their birthday as a day's holiday, or a day within their birthday month. In addition, they close down between Christmas and New Year which is free time off for employees. The in house coffee shop, FOAM, provides fresh fruit, cereals, a daily snack and teas and coffees and is a unique and relaxing environment where staff can take a break at any time during the day. The office environment is also very comfortable with AC, plenty of natural light, comfortable seating and showers and lockers. Once a year employees are taken on holiday and gifted the time off. Any employee in a time of need is fully supported, Maris have paid for medical bills for four employees this year who have faced challenges. This year they decided to offer free health checks to employees where they brought in a doctor for a few days to examine vitals and discuss any issues with employees.

My Team

94% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Maris have a monthly beauty treatment day, where a meeting room is taken over and staff can sign up for a free massage, a haircut or a manicure, it has proved to be a great way for staff to take 20 minutes out of their busy day to unwind. When the sign up list is put up staff always react excitedly and the list is full very quickly. They also provide a monthly lunch to employees. A local restaurant or food stall is selected, vouchers are printed and handed to staff to go and collect their free lunch. They give staff their birthday as a day's holiday, or a day within their birthday month. In addition, they close down between Christmas and New Year which is free time off for employees. The in house coffee shop, FOAM, provides fresh fruit, cereals, a daily snack and teas and coffees and is a unique and relaxing environment where staff can take a break at any time during the day. The office environment is also very comfortable with AC, plenty of natural light, comfortable seating and showers and lockers. Once a year employees are taken on holiday and gifted the time off. Any employee in a time of need is fully supported, Maris have paid for medical bills for four employees this year who have faced challenges. This year they decided to offer free health checks to employees where they brought in a doctor for a few days to examine vitals and discuss any issues with employees.

Personal Growth

93% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Maris base their business process around a Four Stage Plan. The Four Stage Plan takes the four different areas of the business; Finding it, Winning it, Adjudicating it, Delivering it, and sets out the ideal process and golden rules within each. Team leaders and department heads are responsible for communicating the process, ensuring the staff understand and employ it. At Maris, they are committed to continuous improvement, increased performance and quality standards and a desire to keep improving on their place in the Top 100 year on year. Their achievement of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 has allowed them to engage the whole business, involving them in the setting up of new systems, training them in the operation of the systems and asking for input and suggestions for improvement. The prime objectives have been communicated company-wide and have really focused the entire company, as can be seen by the fantastic quarterly results that they have seen this year. It really affirms the commitment to the philosophy, CANI – Continuous and Never-ending Improvement, Maris' focus to be the best they can.

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