Salix Finance

We provide Government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.
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http://www.salixfinance.co.uk

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Salix Finance has been handed a new challenge by the government – helping to fuel the country's economic recovery as well as cutting carbon emissions.

The not-for-profit organisation was established in 2004 to supply funding for public sector bodies to invest in energy efficient technology. It has backed more than 18,700 projects by 3,100-plus public sector bodies, which are estimated to reduce carbon emissions by 867,000 tonnes annually.

In September, the staff learnt that Salix would now be in charge of delivering a substantial amount of new funding for projects that will create jobs as well as drive down emissions and save money.

The workforce of about 80 is based in the City of London. In recognition of the additional challenges faced last year, staff were granted additional leave: a week in the summer and an extra day at Easter and Christmas. A bonus was paid at Christmas.

Salix provided a range of mental health workshops during the pandemic. For one, on the subject of resilience, staff watched the film Apollo 13. The actions of the astronauts were examined to help staff understand the value of helping one another.

Wellbeing was also boosted by fun activities such as virtual baking contests and the making of a video featuring clips of staff singing along to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.

Salix's training and development plan is updated every year. Employees' latest studies included courses with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

To help staff return to the office, Salix hired parking spaces near its HQ to allow those with a car to drive in. Also it gave staff a £500 bonus to put towards something to help their mental wellbeing, such as yoga classes, while transitioning from working from home.

My Team

97% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Salix has an unusually high number of female employees: the chief executive and 60% of the managers throughout the organisation are women. Just over a quarter of staff are from BAME backgrounds, with the workforce including staff from all over the world.

Giving Something Back

97% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Staff were allowed to spend at least one day a week volunteering to help local individuals and community groups during the pandemic. The chief executive clocked up 280 hours of being available to shop and collect medicines for vulnerable adults who were sheltering.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2004
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
32
Employee average age
39% : 61%
Male : Female employee ratio
58%
Employees earning £35k+
7%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“We’re proud of how committed all of our staff are in making Salix such a great place to work. Our high levels of employee engagement showcase what a fantastic team we have, and we’re delighted to have achieved a place on three Best Companies lists this year.”

Carol Brown, HR Director - Salix Finance

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