Sapphire

To build a flexible working world for our people.
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https://www.wearesapphire.co.uk/

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A bespoke learning and development platform known as ‘Sapphireology’ is one way for employees at Sapphire to advance in their careers and develop their skill sets.

The online platform, which has been created to attract and retain the best talent at the accountancy and payroll provider, includes everything from sections on the company’s history and culture through to specific modules for those looking to master their roles or learn about other departments. For those that are successful in ‘Sapphireology’, promotions and pay rises are on offer.

The platform is just one initiative at the employee-owned company to make it a great place to work. A dedicated team made up from individuals across the business is tasked with implementing ideas on everything from training, career development, and environmental issues to continuously improve the company’s culture as it enters its next phase of growth.

Sapphire was founded just under a decade ago by a group of experienced professionals with the aim of helping freelancers and contractors to fully understand their financial affairs, providing real-time financial status information and unique personal advice for each one.

The company has enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent years, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and IR35 legislation changes. Tackling these challenges head on, Sapphire has been driven by its motto: “Turbulence creates the opportunity to try and do things better.”

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Wellbeing

57% of staff agreed

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

All employees have a cashback health plan through online healthcare provider, Simply Health, which enables them to reclaim any costs with any aspect of their wellbeing. This could be anything from dental treatment and optical needs through to physio and prescriptions. Free mental health support, counselling, and a 24/7 GP service are also available.
My Manager

89% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

All senior leaders have regular group and one-to-one time with a performance coach who supports and challenges them to become “braver, healthier, and happier” leaders with elite mindsets. Topics are diverse, and range from getting to know and understand individual strengths and weaknesses through to developing management techniques and developing EQ.
Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

In support of its local charity, The Seashell Trust, fundraising events including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges and an office bake off have been undertaken by employees to help children and young adults with complex learning difficulties. Sapphire has also made cash donations directly to the charity, enabling it to hire three new apprentices.
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57% of staff agreed

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

All employees have a cashback health plan through online healthcare provider, Simply Health, which enables them to reclaim any costs with any aspect of their wellbeing. This could be anything from dental treatment and optical needs through to physio and prescriptions. Free mental health support, counselling, and a 24/7 GP service are also available.
My Manager
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89% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

All senior leaders have regular group and one-to-one time with a performance coach who supports and challenges them to become “braver, healthier, and happier” leaders with elite mindsets. Topics are diverse, and range from getting to know and understand individual strengths and weaknesses through to developing management techniques and developing EQ.
Giving Something Back
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89% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

In support of its local charity, The Seashell Trust, fundraising events including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges and an office bake off have been undertaken by employees to help children and young adults with complex learning difficulties. Sapphire has also made cash donations directly to the charity, enabling it to hire three new apprentices.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2013
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
27
Employee average age
62% : 38%
Male : Female employee ratio
33%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Employee engagement and communication is at the heart of what we do. We have a well-established, two-way communication channel throughout the organisation, including a Great Place to Work Team and monthly 121’s and team meetings with staff. Being Employee-Owned, we ensure that each and every employee has a voice and is listened to and respected. We carry out regular engagement surveys to ensure we are always improving staff engagement and developing our ever-evolving People Strategy.

Mark Connor, Managing Director

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