Wyboston Lakes Resort

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Seeing the team pull together for the good of the business was inspiring, says the company behind Wyboston Lakes, a Bedfordshire conference and leisure resort. It reopened after the pandemic in September 2021.

The culture at the 380-acre complex, half-way between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, near St Neots, is built on family values. The business is chaired by Chelsey Hutchinson, who took over from her father, Steve, and who represents the third generation at the top of the business. Of the team of around 250 employees, 85% are from the local area.

The resort is home to two dedicated conference venues, four-star hotel and spa, health and leisure club, 18-hole golf course, managed offices and a co-working space for those who don’t want or need a dedicated office of their own or need somewhere to meet locally.

In the past year, it has implemented environmentally friendly initiatives and swapped to green electricity. Systems that measure the electricity used in all areas of the business have been installed, highlighting any devices that were inefficient. The move has reduced the resort's carbon footprint and saved 1,330 tons of CO2.

With multiple food outlets, tackling food waste is key, and simple changes have delivered big wins, such as plating spa food and developing menus with portion control in mind. The resort has also taken part in the Meetings Industry Association's #20PercentLess campaign and reduced single-use plastics as well as becoming a "zero to landfill" business. It also has 26 car-charging points.

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Personal Growth

79% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Learning and development is an important part of the People Plan at Wyboston. Staff at all levels are offered internal and external training to develop in their current role or work towards their future in the industry. Some staff have completed courses at local colleges in subjects such as human resources, finance and horticulture.
Giving Something Back

81% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Wyboston Lakes has been working with the local food bank and a community project, Diamond Hampers, which distributes food parcels to those in need, supports individuals and families with applications for grants and housing, provides starter packs for care leavers and runs two local shops.
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89% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

After a staff survey last year, the company acted on the feedback, which identified that improved communication was vital. It introduced a business update, which informs staff of Wyboston Lakes' short- and long-term plans, something that is important to staff who want to know how it fits with their career aspirations.
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79% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Learning and development is an important part of the People Plan at Wyboston. Staff at all levels are offered internal and external training to develop in their current role or work towards their future in the industry. Some staff have completed courses at local colleges in subjects such as human resources, finance and horticulture.
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81% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Wyboston Lakes has been working with the local food bank and a community project, Diamond Hampers, which distributes food parcels to those in need, supports individuals and families with applications for grants and housing, provides starter packs for care leavers and runs two local shops.
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89% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

After a staff survey last year, the company acted on the feedback, which identified that improved communication was vital. It introduced a business update, which informs staff of Wyboston Lakes' short- and long-term plans, something that is important to staff who want to know how it fits with their career aspirations.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1983
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
35% : 65%
Male : Female employee ratio
12%
Employees earning £35k+
33%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Our team are our greatest asset. It has always been important that we look after them, and the past two years has proved this more than at any other time. Keeping our team engaged when our business was closed was challenging, but aligning our values with our beliefs that we are stronger together has been embraced across the team and will remain key as continue to grow our team as business grows stronger.

Steve Jones, Managing Director

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