Vashi

We make bespoke fine jewellery accessible to everyone, beginning online we now have 6 stores across the UK.
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Bespoke fine jewellery maker Vashi expanded during the pandemic, doubling its number of employees.

The brand was founded by Vashi Dominguez, whose 20 years in the diamond industry had left him amazed that the fine jewellery stores of Bond Street and Fifth Avenue had barely moved with the times.

He opened his first store in 2016 with a vision to shake up the staid and secretive trade and modernise the traditional diamond shopping experience, all while operating ethically.

The rapidly growing company now has six stores across London and Manchester, with the seventh and largest location opening in Covent Garden this year, all offering responsibly crafted jewellery at a fair price.  

Each store has its own workshop and customers are invited into the heart of the design and making process.

Employees are treated in the same inclusive and friendly manner as customers and are at the core of all company decisions.

All employees received full pay during the pandemic and no one was furloughed, despite the stores being closed in lockdown.

Vashi's commitment to its employees is also reflected in its staff benefits.  The company believes that the last thing that anyone who is unwell should have to think about is their pay and every employee is entitled to seven days of sick pay a year.  

Staff are entitled to up to 29 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, and have access to a mental health first aider.  The package of perks also includes free gym membership and access to an online GP and prescription service.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

83% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Management development includes a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited programme designed by Multiverse in partnership with Mind Gym.  Delivered over 13 months, it includes 1:1 monthly sessions with a career coach and covers the management of self, management of others and core functional skills, such as project management and budgeting.

My Company

93% of staff agreed

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

Each month, one star performer is thanked for Going the Extra Mile with a GEM award. Introduced in 2020, the scheme recognises employees who exemplify Vashi's core values and use their initiative to improve not just their work, but also that of their team.

Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Digital learning ensures employees can receive engaging training no matter what restrictions are in place, with more than 100 courses available.  The whole company took part in a gemstone mini-masterclass during the first lockdown and, in November, there was a training activity every weekday for a month.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of employees
6
Number of UK locations
32
Employee average age
47% : 53%
Male : Female employee ratio
51%
Employees earning £35k+
0%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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“We are delighted to have been awarded a 1 Star accreditation from Best Companies. At Vashi we truly believe that our people are our best, and most important, asset, and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we have invested in the development of our employees across a number of areas, and we will continue to make improvements following the feedback we have received. Over the last 12 months we have worked extremely hard to scale our growing business while instilling our company values throughout the organisation. While the last year has been extremely tough, we have pulled together as a team and created an amazing employee community and culture. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our employees who have been part of the start of this incredible journey – and there’s so much more to come. Watch this space!”

Harriette Moss, HRD - Vashi

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