Pennington Choices

We’re a dynamic multi-disciplinary organisation providing a wide range of property-related, technical and professional services to the public and private sectors.
http://www.pennington.org.uk/

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Pennington Choices property surveying and consultancy business has come a long way since being founded in 2000 by Mark Seaborn, the Managing Director, in an office above a vets' surgery. The Cheshire-headquartered company offers its services nationwide and roles are varied in the multidisciplinary workforce of over 100 employees, who are based either in the field or at the (home) office.

Together, staff help over 250 businesses across social housing, retail, healthcare, transport and education with a range of property compliance services. A work-hard-play-hard culture prevails, and when faced with hosting the legendary Pennington Choices Christmas party virtually last year the business dug deep to keep festivities up to scratch, booking ‘The Hof' to send a message to the workforce from Los Angeles.

Its pandemic response encompassed more serious initiatives too, such as joining a government-run scheme to offer access to its fleet of 32 vans for transporting personnel or equipment, along with its professional services including asbestos surveying to support reinstating or expanding NHS facilities.

Pennington Choices also provided PPE for frontline workers. The ‘Pennington Shout' WhatsApp group has helped keep everyone connected and field-based staff who continued to work throughout the lockdowns began and ended each working day with a catch-up.

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Leadership

87% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Founder and Managing Director Mark Seaborn runs an internal training programme for new managers and shares his knowledge and experience freely. The senior team, including Mark, hold themselves to account with objectives set and managed through a performance management system, just as all other employees, and they bore the same pay cuts as everyone else during the pandemic.

My Company

97% of staff agreed

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

Thank-yous for jobs well done and a ‘cheers for peers' colleague recognition scheme come with Pennington Choices' benefits package of more than 25 perks. These include discounts at restaurants or shops, access to private medical care and financial assistance, company shut down over the festive break, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, family-friendly contracts and a suite of wellbeing services.

My Team

91% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Having fun with colleagues is part of the fabric here. Throughout the pandemic everyone, including furloughed workers, has enjoyed online activities such as pilates and mindfulness sessions, a weekly competition for employees' children and recipe sharing. Treat boxes with a takeaway voucher were sent to employees' homes for the Christmas party and staff came together in activities including escape room games and a quiz.

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