Naked Wines

We are a UK online wine retailer investing in independent winemakers, in return for delicious wines.
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http://www.nakedwines.com

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There are no sour grapes at Naked Wines which offers new employees three months' salary to leave at the end of their first month if they aren't happy.

Naked Wines gives the world's independent winemakers the backing they need to make wine for its customers, called Angels. Launched in 2008 by 12 friends with a dream of changing the wine industry for the better, it brings great wine at fair prices to over 800,000 angels worldwide. In the UK a growing army of 300,000 customers now tuck the £25 they would normally spend on wine each month into their own wine-piggy bank at Naked to spend whenever they want. The company uses the money to back hundreds of winemakers in 65 places around the world, to the tune of £4m every month.

Norwich-based Naked Wines regularly asks employees for their input and involvement to help make decisions about the direction of travel and a number of staff-led working groups get together to discuss hot topics and hold the leadership team to account. People can drop ideas into the 'Koi Pond' and these are discussed monthly during creative sessions.

Naked Wines offers everyone an annual £300 Personal Pathway budget to spend on developing their work or non-work related skills. Last year employees used the money on chocolatier classes, languages lessons, personal fitness and creative writing lessons among other things.

Staff are a social bunch and to boost team spirit the leadership team performed a pantomime for the virtual Christmas party.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

94% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

During the pandemic the company introduced the Naked Treat Box, as a way of boosting community and rewarding one another. Everyone gets to nominate one person every quarter and write them a message of appreciation which goes in the box containing locally sourced goodies.

Personal Growth

86% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Every year Naked Wines sends six budding future leaders on a four day Happy Leadership course. Two employees who attended the course have since been promoted to Head of Partnerships and Head of Continuous Improvement. Two rising stars have been supported to study for an MBA at the local university.

Giving Something Back

96% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Employees get one day paid leave a year to support the local community from volunteering to giving blood and cleaning up local beaches. It also raises money every month for winemaker Carmen Stevens to run a soup kitchen for disadvantaged children in South Africa.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2008
Total number of employees
2
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
50% : 50%
Male : Female employee ratio
48%
Employees earning £35k+
5%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“We're over the moon to discover that we've earned a 3 star accreditation once again. The team have done us proud for pulling together and continuing to raise their game during a difficult year.”

James Sessa, Head of People - Naked Wines

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