Modern Milkman

The Modern Milkman’s mission is to revolutionise consumer habits by delivering fresh ways to return and reuse packaging, shop ethically, and feel good about convenience.
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David Attenborough's Blue Planet TV series was a rallying cry that led to the creation of Modern Milkman. Four friends responded to the call to reduce plastic waste in our oceans by starting a milk round in Colne, Lancashire, based on the tradition of reusable glass bottles.

From there they expanded, creating a network of milkmen and women, connecting regional dairies in the north-west and their communities. The company has also extended its return-and-reuse range and incorporated the latest mobile tech to make ordering easy.

Milk rounds also deliver a range of fresh groceries in plastic-free packaging. Household products come in refillable glass containers and tea and coffee in returnable metal caddies.

Modern Milkman’s mission is to revolutionise consumer habits by supplying fresh ways to shop ethically and feel good about convenience. Milk rounds deliver three times a week and are easily managed online, so that shopping sustainably is convenient and accessible.

Every milk bottle returned is washed and reused by the dairies about 25 times, which saves waste and unnecessary recycling.

One of the company's core principles is: "We do the right thing." It means it does its best to make choices that are kind to the environment; in everything it does, it keeps honesty, integrity and humility top of mind; its staff are advocates for each other, for the cause and our planet; and it leads by example and, above all else, with compassion.

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My Team

87% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

Teams communicate regularly via the messaging system Slack which enables them to chat and interact with colleagues in real time, as well as share updates and information as it happens within the organisation. Meetings take place virtually, cutting down on the time spent travelling to different locations.
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95% of staff agreed

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

Annual and quarterly goals have been set across the company and within departments. A monthly all-hands Zoom call updates staff on company performance. It includes an opportunity to ask the senior leadership team questions. Digital platforms have been consolidated across the business to simplify processes.
Fair Deal

61% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

The company's philosophy is to review salaries continually and reward staff, based on their efforts and commitment to the business. It means that while there is an annual pay review to assess everyone across the business, salaries are reviewed against performance and staff are rewarded more frequently.
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87% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

Teams communicate regularly via the messaging system Slack which enables them to chat and interact with colleagues in real time, as well as share updates and information as it happens within the organisation. Meetings take place virtually, cutting down on the time spent travelling to different locations.
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95% of staff agreed

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

Annual and quarterly goals have been set across the company and within departments. A monthly all-hands Zoom call updates staff on company performance. It includes an opportunity to ask the senior leadership team questions. Digital platforms have been consolidated across the business to simplify processes.
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61% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

The company's philosophy is to review salaries continually and reward staff, based on their efforts and commitment to the business. It means that while there is an annual pay review to assess everyone across the business, salaries are reviewed against performance and staff are rewarded more frequently.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2018
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
52% : 48%
Male : Female employee ratio
35%
Employees earning £35k+
10%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
We are a growth business with a blank canvas to work from. We want to create an inclusive culture, that's built upon real opinions and insight from the people that work for us.

Claire Hickling, Director of People and Culture - Modern Milkman

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