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  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.parogongroup.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Head Office, Wayfarer, The Fillybrooks, Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST15 0NB
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About Parogon Group

Parogon group is a privately owned, independent company with venues across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.

With a wealth of industry and business knowledge along with a true passion for hospitality, they set out to select iconic landmark sites, transforming them into stunning contemporary venues. Their objective is to provide fabulous restaurants for local and surrounding communities to visit, where they can enjoy great drinks and fantastic food, all within the surroundings of a contemporary and relaxed dining experience.

From day one, team members are introduced to their mission statement, core values and Parogon life. Parogon Life is the foundation that supports everything that Parogon does in respect to engaging with both employees and customers.

It is about supporting employees, customers and communities, recognising that as a successful business they should give something back to those who support them. Parogon Life incorporates Wellbeing, Social and Perks which encompasses their EAP, work life balance campaign, staff incentives/rewards and community/charity work.


“The whole team at Parogon Group are thrilled to have achieved a Best Companies one star accreditation and improved on our previous years score. In a year when the hospitality sector and those employed in it have suffered financially more than most, we feel this award reflects the efforts and work we’ve done to keep our at times fragmented teams both engaged and looked after. Exceptional standards are a cornerstone of Parogon Group’s success whether that’s customer facing or indeed in staff engagement and we’ll be striving to continue improving and are tremendously proud of being classed as having very good levels of engagement” - Rich Colclough, Managing Director


What is it like to work for Parogon Group

My Team
My Team
During the period in which their restaurants were closed, Parogon Group's LockdownChallenge was a great initiative that kept teams interacting and communicatingwith each other. Each week, after a new task/challenge was released to thewhole group, each restaurant then set about completing their entry for thechallenge. This meant that each week, from the challenge announcement on aTuesday to the submission of the sites team entry on a Monday, teams werecommunicating between themselves. Some headline stats showed them that on theircommunication tool, yapster, hundreds of messages were exchanged. They feltthat this highlighted that teams were creating challenge content, sharing itand discussing it between themselves before their site released their entryevery week.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
One of Paragon Group’s venues is on the doorstep of Royal StokeUniversity Hospital, so they immediately reached out to offer a car park fortheir staff, conscious of the extra pressures and shifts that they were going through.As a further gesture, once they began a takeaway service from this venue theyset a priority timeslot for NHS staff to place orders, enabling them to ensurethat if they desired they would get a collection time that suited their shifts.Since reopening they have picked up fundraising for their chosen charity andoffered a local hospice 10% of revenue generated from gift card sales.
My Company
My Company

From the first few days of the pandemic there was aconcerted effort and focussed attempt from the senior management team tosupport all employees where possible. Specific areas of importance werehighlighted immediately; the obvious financial stability provision and that ofthe mental health of their teams. By securing the financial viability of thebusiness during a closure period every employee’s job was secured. As part ofthe communication to team members there was an agenda to show them strengthfrom their leaders to give them confidence that their jobs would be safe, andthe company would prevail where others might not. The intention and outcome wereto make everyone feel secure and take solace in the fact that although it wastough at that moment, the ending would be a good one for them. 

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Company Statistics

  • Average Age:

    26

  • Staff:

    354

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

  • Male : Female:

    58% / 42%

  • UK sites:

    8

  • Staff Turnover:

    85%

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