Sewell Group

We are committed to the communities we work in, and aim to leave a legacy through economic, social and community impact.
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http://www.sewell-group.co.uk

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Sewell Group is a multi-disciplined group of companies operating across the North of England.

As a family business, it has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1876. Alongside its retail division, which operates 13 fuel and convenience stores across East Yorkshire, Sewell Estates is a collective of built environment businesses made up of Sewell Investments, Sewell Construction, Sewell Facilities Management, Illingworth and Gregory, and Shared Agenda.

At the heart of the business’ vision and strategy is delivering value for the communities it serves, promoting opportunities by employing local people and investing in developing talent, as well as giving back to communities and supporting the regional economy through commissioning the local supply chain.

The organisation has worked closely with the Goodwin Trust for many years, helping those with learning disabilities, differences, and special educational needs into the workplace. Sewell also partnered with Humber-based charity, Cat Zero, for Sewell’s Summer Gateway Programme, providing 13 individuals struggling to find employment the opportunity to undertake a month of paid work across the business.

Its charitable work has not gone unnoticed, having been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity in 2021, which looks at how organisations have supported people from disadvantaged backgrounds in improving their job skills and their chances of finding work.

Sewell prides itself on its commitment to support, train, develop, and reward employees. In return, it asks that employees work hard, live the company behaviours, and have some fun along the way.

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Personal Growth

76% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Seeking to provide impactful development opportunities for all, Sewell offers a range of programmes including its talent pipeline, Mentor Ship Programme, and ‘Talent takeaway’ – from which employees can choose from a menu of courses. This year the organisation placed a focus on its leadership discovery programme, inspiring and developing future leaders of the business.
Wellbeing

72% of staff agreed

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

For any employees struggling with their mental health there’s an increased number of mental first aiders on hand to provide support and guidance. There’s also useful resources and helpful assets on offer for all employees, including suicide awareness training, ‘Grocery Aid’, and ‘Stress Busters’.
Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The group donated timber and stones to community gardens and allotments, as well as offering upcycling workshops and encouraging ecology projects such as building bird boxes and bug hotels. Staff are encouraged to participate in litter picks and recruit Green Champions across the business who act as environmental ambassadors for the group.
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76% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Seeking to provide impactful development opportunities for all, Sewell offers a range of programmes including its talent pipeline, Mentor Ship Programme, and ‘Talent takeaway’ – from which employees can choose from a menu of courses. This year the organisation placed a focus on its leadership discovery programme, inspiring and developing future leaders of the business.
Wellbeing
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72% of staff agreed

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

For any employees struggling with their mental health there’s an increased number of mental first aiders on hand to provide support and guidance. There’s also useful resources and helpful assets on offer for all employees, including suicide awareness training, ‘Grocery Aid’, and ‘Stress Busters’.
Giving Something Back
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89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The group donated timber and stones to community gardens and allotments, as well as offering upcycling workshops and encouraging ecology projects such as building bird boxes and bug hotels. Staff are encouraged to participate in litter picks and recruit Green Champions across the business who act as environmental ambassadors for the group.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1876
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
39
Employee average age
48% : 52%
Male : Female employee ratio
19%
Employees earning £35k+
30%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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Our vision is to be a successful company that endeavours to make a difference to the areas in which we work. To become a great company to deal with, we have great people working with us. By investing in employee engagement and the development and training of our people, we’ve created an extremely talented workforce. We employ ethical people who want to make an impact on their local communities and invest our time and effort into projects that make a difference.

Dr Paul Sewell OBE, Chairman - Sewell Group

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