Wright Vigar Limited

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They may do magic with numbers, but the chartered accountants at Wright Vigar have also made paper disappear. Last year, to be environmentally-friendly, the firm's three offices in Lincoln, Sleaford and Gainsborough went paper-free. Neil Roberts, the human resources director, is so green that he takes any plastic home to recycle it. The firm gets a 66% positive score overall for giving something back to good causes and a 70% score for doing enough to help the community: there are three paid days each a year for volunteer work and managing director Chris Shelbourne leads the way with Christian Partners, a charity he started more than a decade ago supporting relief work in Africa. Another team member has offered her financial expertise to the West Lindsey women's refuge in Boston. This support for outside charitable work earns the company a 78% score. The firm is equally kind to its own staff of 54, who have been with it for an average of seven years. The working day is based around a "core" period from 9.30am to 4pm, and people can work flexibly around this provided they put in 40 hours a week. Job sharing, school hours contracts and compressed hours are available, together with home working, which is assisted by the loan of company laptops and mobile phones. Stress reduction courses have been offered to staff and Wright Vigar came just outside the top 20 companies for employees reporting low levels of stress at work (84%), finishing inside the top 20 for people not feeling exhausted after a day of labour with a 60% score. Staff do not feel under too much pressure to perform well (80%) and feel they make a valuable contribution (84%). Training is excellent and the firm is in the top five for offering courses that people feel are of personal benefit to them (82%). If they were offered another job tomorrow, almost everyone would stay (87%).

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91% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Their employees may undertake a variety of training activities throughout the year dependent on their position, which department and office they are in. A focus for many is the Continuing Professional Development requirements of their professional bodies (such as ICAEW, ACCA, CIOT etc). These people attend update courses on all relevant areas of accounts, audit and taxation, and more specific courses such as charity legislation. They encourage their team to attend courses and to undertake challenging work for both the benefit of the company and their own personal growth. Examples of this include a series of practice and people management courses attended by two of our managers. This included areas where they had to apply the theory into practice between training sessions then to report back at the next session.

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86% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Their leader actively encourages team members to get involved and has weekly meetings with department heads to ensure he is constantly aware of all areas of the business. He sets high personal standards, leads by example and is always approachable.

Personal Growth

85% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

They have been very selective when moving offices, despite wanting the most suitable accommodation they have taken into consideration the location for team members, for example close to town for public transport and lunch hours. The cycle to work scheme and they also encourage participation in sports teams, including football, cricket, badminton and unihoc and arrange and fund the games.

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Employees earning £35k+
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