Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Workplace Solutions Provider
  • Year established:
    1979
  • Website:
    http://www.lyreco.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Lyreco UK Ltd, Donnington Wood, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7NB

About Lyreco UK & Ireland

Lyreco are a B2B workplace-solutions provider. They supply businesses with everything they need from every product category including catering, hygiene, PPE, office supplies, IT and print.

In 1926, Georges-Gaston Gaspard opened a bookstore in Valenciennes, France. It grew from a retail company into a printing-service company producing its own paper-products range.

In 1936, he opened a large warehouse in Valenciennes, which became the main operating centre of the company. Georges-Gaston noticed that delivering the products directly to the customers was more convenient for both customers and the company. In 1979, his son created Lyreco.

Today, the company is a world leader that’s active in 42 countries across four continents and employs 9,000 staff. The UK arm is based in Shropshire and the firm has 1,500 employees across the UK and Ireland under Managing Director Peter Hradisky.

Passion, excellence, respect and agility are the company’s four values.


What is it like to work for Lyreco UK & Ireland

Leadership
Leadership
The Managing Director regularly posts content on MyLyreco2.0, updating employees on how the business is performing and thanking them for their contribution. He operates an open-door policy and encourages any employee to contact him directly with any matter.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
There’s an internal talent pipeline, offering a pre-management development course called the Aspiring Leaders’ Programme. It’s an 18-month scheme that prepares people for leadership and sees them graduate with an ILM Level 3 in Management.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company has beehives outside head office to expand involvement in biodiversity protection. By spring 2017, they had extracted 100lbs of honey that was sold internally for charity. The firm has also developed an eco-garden in partnership with customers, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Alcoa.

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Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • Staff:

    1358

  • Staff Turnover:

    21%

  • UK sites:

    22

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Male : Female:

    70% / 30%

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