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Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Dynamic and focussed
  • Year established:
    2005
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    National

About Inventures


What is it like to work for Inventures

Leadership
Leadership
Inventures was established following a management buy out in 2005. The Leader of the organisation, David Lawrence, purchased Inventures with five fellow directors and established it as a consultancy in the private sector. The Leader met with each individual and discussed what opportunities were available for them and recruited people into the new private sector organisation. This entrepreneurial move saved many people’s jobs and ensured that the new organisation retained specialist skills and experience that benefited Inventure’s unique selling point and enabled its transition into a profit making enterprise. The leader ensures that he meets all new recruits personally to welcome them to the organisation and assure them that his door is open to them. His approach is very personal, taking time to know every single member of staff, to understand their interests inside and outside of work.
My Manager
My Manager
The appraisal system incorporates a training plan where any courses/qualifications that will enhance performance are identified. This incorporates management qualifications. Internal management development training is available and whenever possible Inventures recruit internally. Succession planning is supported through mentoring and coaching to develop management. This approach enables knowledge and skill transfer. The appraisal process is 360. Internal coaching/mentoring is facilitated for all new starters and where there are specific requirements for knowledge transfer. Where there are opportunities or specific requirements for knowledge transfer external coaching/mentoring is arranged. In addition, external experts are regularly invited to attend internal meetings to share their knowledge and experience. Inventures also provides mentoring to external organisations. Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Other managers forums and seminars are held when there is a business need.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All staff are actively encouraged to develop their career through their PDP and appraisals. Where there are future opportunities, key talent is identified and trained appropriately to ensure easy transition of responsibilities. There are clear career paths within Inventure’s main business area, typically assistant consultant roles are the new recruits and existing staff are promoted internally to consultant, senior consultant or associate director roles respectively.

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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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Earning £35,000+:

    50%

  • Male : Female:

    64% / 36%

  • Number of Staff:

    70

  • Staff:

    70

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