Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Manufatcurers
  • Year established:
    1978
  • Website:
    http://www.harvey.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Harevy Water Softeners , Hipley Street, Woking, Surey, GU22 9LQ

About Harvey Water Softeners

Harvey Water Softeners are the largest water softener manufacturer in Europe. They design and build thousands of domestic water softeners in their purpose-built factory in Surrey every year. The firm employ 74 people and have recently invested millions in new manufacturing processes.
The company began in the 1970s when Harvey Bowden moved from a soft-water area in Cornwall, to a hard-water area in Surrey. He installed a softener, was amazed at the results and started selling them.
In 1988, Harvey worked with an American company to bring a compact under-the-sink softener to the UK market. The successful product allowed the business to move to its own factory in where it is still based today.
Harvey and Managing Director Martin Hurworth’s vision is to have softened water in every UK home. The business keep staff sweet with big social events and there’s also a ‘Fun Committee’ that organises golf, bowling, payday drinks and comedy nights.


What is it like to work for Harvey Water Softeners

Leadership
Leadership
Departmental strategies are based on the company values, which are used in meetings and talked about regularly. Management also attend annual fun activities to get them involved and interacting with people outside of work.
My Manager
My Manager
There are monthly meetings with the Managing Director regarding employees’ development, setting goals to develop skills, and how they’ve implemented training so far. Due to recent growth, appraisals are now every three months.
My Company
My Company
The company aims to build 100,000 water softeners every year by 2022. Behind the company’s drive is a set of values: make it fun, yes I can, dare to care, keep it simple and do the right thing.

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  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Staff:

    157

  • Earning £35,000+:

    18%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Male : Female:

    68% / 32%

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