Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Financial services network
  • Year established:
    2005
  • Website:
    http://www.openwork.uk.com
  • Contact
    • Washington House, Lydiard Fields, Swindon, SN5 8UB

About Openwork Limited

Openwork’s services and support enable financial advisors to provide high-quality advice and products to clients in all areas of financial planning.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Duckworth and Chairman Christopher Rodrigues head a Swindon company with a strong shareholder base and a professional community of more than 3,600 financial advisors across the group.

Few organisations have pledged as much to good causes as Openwork. One of its reasons for being was to lend its strength and influence to charity.

That’s why the company set up the Openwork Foundation in 2005. Since then, the Foundation has raised more than £18m for thousands of disadvantaged children.

Services range from examination support and quality control, to business development and over-the-phone technical expertise.

Most importantly, the 400-strong firm gives advisors access to carefully selected providers across the mortgage, protection, pensions, investment and general-insurance markets.


What is it like to work for Openwork Limited

My Manager
My Manager
Values-based management training and other courses are offered to business leaders, while monthly Leaders Learning sessions see senior managers spending time with individual team members to better understand their roles and experiences. This often results in new ideas being implemented and workers receiving individual recognition.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company recently launched a mindfulness programme and a two-day mental health first aider course for all managers, while they will also be appointing workplace diversity champions. Other wellbeing-focused measures include free flu shots and office fruit, and a free Employee Assistance Programme for those in need of counselling.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Openwork aim to become carbon-neutral by the end of 2019 by promoting greener forms of transport and a reduction in the amount of waste generated by the office. They also regularly hold charity events and encourage staff to support their volunteering programme to give back to the community directly.

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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 either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    431

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    53%

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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