Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Online Insurance provider
  • Website:
    http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    London, East Midlands
  • Contact
    • One Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AE

About Simply Business


What is it like to work for Simply Business

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team sit within the main office, this makes them approachable and engaging both on a personal and professional level. As a team they are constantly looking at new ideas and innovations to help move the business forward. They have recently been experimenting with Google Glass. The team regularly communicate their thoughts and ideas in a clear and none jargon fashion and encourage feedback and suggestions on these. They will regularly arrange lunches and dinners with the teams across the business and use this as an opportunity to engage personally and professionally.
My Manager
My Manager
The company has identified a group of high potential managers in the business that are seen as the next generation in leadership: the Simply Business Leadership Network (SBLN). They develop a broader leadership network in the organisation that will help everyone be more effective and work closer together towards their goals; To invest in top performers in the organisation and their development; To encourage peer support and learning; To ensure that the person they report to on the Management Team is getting the support they need; To improve the business as a whole – encouraging the next layer of management to think and work cross functionally in the same way that the Management Team do; To identify and support succession planning.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They have offered CIPD support for their Learning and Development advisor; this was funded along with time away given to attend the course and to work on assignments. The company has also provided support to members of the finance team with their ACCA and AAT qualifications, affording them time off for study and funding. 23 people are working through an NVQ to achieve Cert CII which is supported with time within work being allocated to revision time, study text and support with exam funding. An employee-driven track called Level Up organise regular sessions which are delivered by employees who possess knowledge, skills and talents that they want to share with the whole business. These sessions range from product design, UX, Pensions and Investments, how insurance pricing works, building a robot, magic for beginners, creating phone apps, how the organisational contact centre works, what the CEO does in his job, to name a few. This is supported by making sure that people have the time to pursue their own development, they engage staff by encouraging them to share their skills. It makes the culture collaborative and allows people to pursue areas of interest as well as understand each other’s job roles.

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Benefits:

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    27

  • Earning £35,000+:

    30%

  • Staff:

    315

  • Male : Female:

    60% / 40%

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