Quick facts

About Fourfront Group

FOURFRONT BEGAN LIFE as a three-person start-up and 15 years later the trio have three more companies, will open a Manchester office this year and aim to go global within the next five. The Surrey-based office design specialist has a training budget three times higher than the national average and employs some of the industry’s best-qualified carpenters, contractors and designers.
The 260 staff believe it is helping to prepare the nation’s workforce for the future (84% positive, ranking fourth).

www.fourfrontgroup.co.uk


What is it like to work for Fourfront Group

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All Fourfront employees are enrolled in to the Fourfront Academy and are given a career development training programme, tailored for their specific needs and job role. The company invest three times the national average on training which helps the Group retain and attract some of the best talent. The Fourfront Academy is important not only to individual development, happiness and success, but is vital in ensuring Fourfront Group remains a leading organisation in the industry and, more importantly, delivers excellence to their clients. Fourfront Group also recognises that specific groups can have specific developmental needs, so has launched a number of initiatives. NextGen creates a platform for innovation and networking and gives an opportunity for young talent to feed their expertise back into the business. Women in Fourfront supports women in their career development through a workshop-style learning environment with quarterly meetings and coaching sessions. The company has trained internal mentors support individuals throughout the business in their career development by passing on knowledge and experience. This programme enables the company to bring fresh new talent into the business and give students studying towards relevant degrees and opportunity to learn and develop. Outstanding interns are sponsored during their final year at University with a view to bringing them back as full time employees. Fourfront invests in the learning activities through which professionals develop their abilities and ensure they remain effective and increasingly capable. This is achieved through a programme of accredited seminars, supplier visits and payment for employees’ annual professional body memberships.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Fourfront Group have raised over £200,000 in support of the Shooting Star CHASE Children's Hospice, a local children’s hospice. Staff have taken part in the Virgin London Marathon, the Three Peaks Challenge, Tough udder and 300-mile bicycle ride from London to Paris to name but a few. The company’s charity committee have also organised a number of fundraising events including auctions, sporting challenges, dress down days, space-hopper races, a Scrapheap Challenge and even an office chair race. The company encourage their employees to support and volunteer with their chosen charities through providing them with three working days to take off fully paid to take part in charitable activities.
My Company
My Company
Fourfront believe in making sure all their employees are clear about their company mission, vision and values right from the very first day. On an employee’s first day they are taken through a copy of ‘The Fourfront Way’ their company values. Within their first few months they also attend a Group induction where their CEO takes them through the Group story of how the company started, and their journey to date with their mission and vision being included. On an annual basis all employees are taken to an exciting venue and taken through last year’s mission, if it has been achieved and the plans for the following year by the CEO of Fourfront and individual business MD’s. These presentations are followed by a Q&A session with all presenters and the CFO. After the Q&A session has taken place they have guest speakers then celebrations begin with drinks and canapes. This is a very engaging session which is well received by employees. Quarterly the individual businesses update the employees on the progress of the vision, these sessions normally include a presentation, Q&A session, a site visit and team drinks or meal as a reward for the hard work during the quarter.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym memberships with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies where profit related pay is available and at least 50% of people receive it

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Staff:

    260

  • Average Age:

    39

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    72%

  • Male : Female:

    72% / 28%

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