Quick Release

We’re a project management business supporting the releasing of new modifications / specifications for the Motor industry.
http://www.quickrelease.co.uk/

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Quick Release used skills honed in the automotive industry to help with the production of more than 11,000 ventilators during the pandemic.

The product data management consultancy also lent a number of furloughed staff to the consortium behind the Penlon ESO 2 project, to assist with the rapid scaling-up of production.

Quick Release was founded in 2003 by Rob Ferrone and Adam Grant, two colleagues in the automotive industry, who saw a gap in the market for specialised product data professionals and wanted to create a fun company of like-minded enthusiasts. They now have 220 staff working on three continents.

The company has helped prestigious and innovative vehicle makers, aerospace technologists and Tier 1 suppliers to get products to market faster and at a lower cost. It also guides start-ups through the unknown unknowns, takes businesses looking to scale to the next level, and facilitates transformation in established OEMs.

Quick Release has fortnightly meetings to bring together its management team around the globe. After the pandemic started, the chief executive sent out a weekly update on the business and the emergency Covid measures.

To reinforce engagement with staff, the leadership team held regular informal team meetings, coffee catch-ups and personal phone calls to answer employees' questions, rather than sending them a message through Slack. The QR Voice channel allows anonymous feedback.

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89% of staff agreed

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

The leadership team introduced a weekly Development Bulletin during the pandemic to encourage upskilling and help keep furloughed staff engaged. Each bulletin provided information on one of a wide range of topics and employees were invited to an interactive follow-up session the next week.

Personal Growth

85% of staff agreed

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

The Quick Release bootcamp is an intensive four-week course that introduces recruits to every aspect of the consultancy, from the front office projects to soft skills and internal processes. Staff from across the business present to and develop the cohorts, which report out through blogs, vlogs and team meetings.

Wellbeing

61% of staff agreed

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

The company's wellbeing team kept colleagues active, informed and amused during lockdown with, for example, motivational music posts on Slack, links to TED talks, cooking classes, yoga and a rock, paper, scissors competition. There was fundraising for victims of the Port of Beirut explosion and events such as Movember.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2003
Total number of employees
3
Number of UK locations
30
Employee average age
74% : 26%
Male : Female employee ratio
64%
Employees earning £35k+
8%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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