Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Experience Design Consultancy
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    http://www.foolproof.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    East of England, London
  • Contact
    • Foolproof, Harella House, 90-98 Goswell Road, London, London, EC1V 7DF

About Foolproof


What is it like to work for Foolproof

Leadership
Leadership
Foolproof is led by the Managing Director, Leslie Fountain. What is distinctive about her approach to management is how she applies her own and the company’s values through all levels of the company. Leslie demonstrates how she expects people to work and behave by leading by example. Leslie is continuously on the office floor and sits within the open plan office, to support a true open door culture. Leslie takes opportunities to add her own touches to individuals’ work and engages in creative discussions to broaden the employees’ views on projects. In summary, Leslie’s management style encourages Foolproofers to adapt a more open and creative approach to work as demonstrated by her.

My Team
My Team
A particularly memorable and enjoyable social event that they recently held, was the Foolproof 10th Birthday Party. This was a really exciting time, where everyone, including ex-staff, was invited to spend the evening at Caistor Hall Hotel in Norfolk to celebrate with food, drink and accommodation expensed by the company. This was a memorable evening, where past, current and future successes were celebrated. This was also an opportunity for Management to announce the exciting news of the acquisition of their Singapore office!

My Company
My Company
The company place a lot of emphasis on listening to their employees and seeking their ideas and feedback as they place their people at the forefront of the company and ultimately they are the secrets to their success! Foolproof do this in a number of ways, a few to share are: -Company away days (Holy Flow Days): A full day each quarter is spent at an external venue, where the Management Team are given the opportunity to speak with all staff, give company updates and share new knowledge. This is also an opportunity for employees to share their thoughts and ideas too. They hold weekly company meetings where attendance is compulsory and minutes are distributed for those who are sick or on holiday. These are interactive meetings where everyone is given the opportunity to reflect on the week, talk about interesting work they’ve been involved in and offer any ideas or feedback they may have. -Weekly team meetings and one to one meetings with line managers also prove to be an effective way to listen to staff. Foolproof also distribute their internal staff survey to further home in on what works well and not so well, so that management can act upon them.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    33

  • Staff Turnover:

    34%

  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

  • Staff:

    57

  • Earning £35,000+:

    60%

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