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Lakehouse’s founder and Chief Executive has a very distinctive management style. He has always operated an 'open door' policy and all staff, from managers to site assistants know they are free to speak with him in his office anytime and always receive a warm welcome. He makes great efforts to get to know staff on a personal level and even feels frustrated that with such rapid expansion and recruitment he finds it hard to keep up with getting to know all the new faces. Most times people meet him they are completely unaware they have just met the owner of the company, as he is a very unassuming man, rarely wears formal clothes and introduces himself simply as 'Steve'. Steve also encourages others to dress informally and come to work how they feel best comfortable.
Lakehouse have developed the 'Lakehouse Management Academy'. This saw them partnering with an external training supplier to develop a management training programme tailored to the needs and culture of the company. Over 40 of their managers are part of this ongoing programme which includes elements such as 360 degree feedback, personality profiling, performance management, communication skills, time management skills and more. This academy programme sees Lakehouse managing not only their management talent more effectively but also has the knock-on effect that these managers can manage their teams more effectively too, identifying and nurturing the talent they find there. Lakehouse want to encourage everybody’s talent so they have created a ‘Lakehouse Legacy'. Lakehouse have committed to training every single staff member to NVQ level 2 minimum. Together, this shows they are investing far more than their industry average in training their people.
This year Lakehouse developed and invested in their own social enterprise called 'Building Lives' and started their own training school at an innovative new homeless hostel called Arlington House. The homeless hostel is based on a hostel in Times Square which is based on a mixed use approach with business, social enterprise and others providing opportunity for homeless residents to move on. The training school will deliver training to over 100 people and create at least 30 apprentices a year. Lakehouse donated £21,974 to fit out the centre and will invest further during this initial year.
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On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
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