Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Diverse Private Group
  • Year established:
    1935
  • Website:
    http://www.bedfordia.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Milton Parc, Milton Ernest, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1YU

About Bedfordia Group plc


What is it like to work for Bedfordia Group plc

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Through Bedfordia's Striving for Excellence, performance and development framework, learning and development is discussed on a regular basis - minimum quarterly and an individual training plan is agreed. This can include on the job training, coaching, job shadowing through to external training courses on specific topics and funding to complete a professional qualification. One of Bedfordia's key values is Striving for Excellence, which encompasses always striving to achieve their best in whatever they do - they could not achieve this without a real focus on developing their people.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back

Locally, every other year Bedfordia takes part in Open Farm Sunday, a nationwide initiative aimed at helping people make the connection between the food on their plate and the farm. The day is free and open to the general public, staff and their families and friends. The event is manned and run by over 50 volunteers – most of these employees from around the business. Colleagues say that the day gives them a real buzz as they thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to show friends and family where they work and the event makes them feel proud to work for the company. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments on the day are donated to local groups and charities – this year Bedfordia had over 2500 visitors and £3,600 was raised. On a wider scale, Bedfordia’s eco-technology sector is spearheading the advancement of food waste anaerobic digestion through its renewable energy company Biogen. Biogen is a joint venture of Bedfordia and of construction, property and services company Kier. Biogen designs, builds, owns and operates anaerobic digestion plants which recycle food waste to generate renewable electricity for the grid and a valuable fertiliser for farmland. The company provide food waste treatment services to local authorities in England and Wales and to major supermarkets, food manufacturers, pubs and restaurants.

My Company
My Company
In each Division Bedfordia have suggestion box/innovation schemes which allow employees to put forward their ideas on a range of topics which they believe will make Bedfordia a better place for customers, employees, suppliers and the community. Bedfordia's Striving for Excellence performance and development framework, gives each team member regular 1:1 time with their manager to talk about themselves, their role and opportunities within the Bedfordia Group.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Staff:

    381

  • Average Age:

    42

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

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