Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    https://goape.co.uk/
  • Contact
    • Go Ape, Unit 5, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St. Martin, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP31 1SL

About Go Ape

The origins of Go Ape lie in France. Back in 2001, Tris and Becs Mayhew were on holiday in the Auvergne with their six-month-old baby and came across a French family swinging through the trees. From the looks on their faces, it was clear both the kids and their parents were having the time of their lives. Already thinking about stepping off the corporate ladder, Tris and Becs saw an opportunity to start a business moulded by their own values. So they seized the moment, quit their London jobs and began the Go Ape adventure. Over 30 courses later, they've built one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and have plans to take the Go Ape message all over the UK and beyond.


What is it like to work for Go Ape

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Recently they created an internal Learning Library. Collating over 250 free learning resources from top universities and thinkers from across the globe. Content includes courses from Open University, Future Learn and more. They have also found audiobooks, podcasts, Ted Talks and learning resources to suit every need. Since it's inception in February 2019 the Learning Library has had over 1300 visits and has been an integral part of their Tribe's learning and development plans.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Tribe Treatments are 1-hour workshops conducted by external professionals on various wellbeing subjects. So far they have offered Nutrition, Posture, Mindfulness, Stress Massage, Indian Head Massage and Self Defence. Some of the workshops are fully subsidised by the company and some are not, however, the employee never pays over £5 for the session.

To ease workplace stress they offer an Employee Assistance Programme, this is a confidential phone line which their employees and their families can call 24 hours a day and seek assistance workplace issues without alerting their teams. The counsellors will work through with the employee on how to manage their stress. At Banana HQ (Head Office) they offer their Tribe Treatment workshops specifically they have offered mindfulness, stress massage and Indian head massage courses to help manage stress.
My Team
My Team
Tribe Talk is their quarterly newsletter which they use to increase engagement and communication between their Tribe. Tribe Talk contains lots of amazing content on things such as new starters, service anniversaries, Tribe shout outs, customer feedback, company news, operational updates and employee celebrations such as pregnancies and weddings. The newsletter is created by their "Tribe for our Tribe", their locations are based across the UK so they use it as a way for the teams to interact with one another.

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Benefits:

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Average Age:

    27

  • UK sites:

    35

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Male : Female:

    54% / 46%

  • Staff Turnover:

    81%

  • Staff:

    897

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