UMi

We make it easier for businesses to do more and go further by finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance.
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https://www.weareumi.co.uk/

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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UMi is an employee-owned business that makes it easier for businesses to do more and go further. It does this by finding and packaging the best information, expertise, and finance so that businesses can get more of what they want – whether that’s more customers, funding, talent or simply precious time.

Since 2007, UMi has helped more than 450,000 businesses across the UK to make better business decisions, more quickly, by combining digital tools and resources with real-world advice and events and using the latest technology to ensure what they do is focused on the individual.

The company rebranded in 2018 to UMi (pronounced oo-me), which comes from the abbreviated form of Ursa Minor – a constellation explorers and pioneers have been using for navigation over centuries.

Asked how it has supported employees during the pandemic, UMi, whose team are based across the UK, says it “behaved like a family would - with compassion, care, shared values and ambition.”

UMi reports that positive sentiment has never been higher, as measured by the levels of engagement in recent surveys and forums. The company took on more people in the past year than any other period – and those who worked on a temporary basis remarked on “what an amazing employer” the company is.

Founded in 2007, and led by Nicki Clark, UMi says that if business success is measured by financial health, being a workplace where talent thrives, and being responsible, then “it has never been in better shape.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

94% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Senior leaders have held have held regular and ad hoc Teams calls to individuals, regardless of their line management – and live recorded sofa sessions with the CEO and team members have discussed current projects, plus veered into light-hearted chat like your favourite takeaway, film, and more.

My Company

95% of staff agreed

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

The last engagement survey showed results consistent with previous years – at more than 90% positive sentiment. The feedback was shared with everyone during business update sessions. The group also shares results of the UMi Pulse survey and makes people aware of any relevant changes it may undertake in response to feedback.

Wellbeing

86% of staff agreed

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

The so-called Positive Posse creates ideas, as well as the time and space for them, to encourage wellbeing. Offerings have covered virtual meditation sessions, coffee and catch-ups, lunches, socially distanced dance routines and quizzes. The posse also pushes out top tips on how to keep motivated and active.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of employees
5
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
40% : 60%
Male : Female employee ratio
22%
Employees earning £35k+
10%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Profit Related Pay

Companies where Profit Related Pay is available to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“2021 has seen us achieve our highest BCI score yet and once again achieve three stars. I have never been more proud to be part of the team at UMi, the last year has seen us at our best in every aspect of the business but none more so than how we feel towards who we are, what we do, and why. As a wholly employee owned business, we know that businesses are powered by people and our team has reached unchartered levels of energy, creativity and care we have invested in our business and shown each other – together WEAREUMi doing what others say can’t be done.”

Nicki Clark, Chief Executive - UMi

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