Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1992
  • Website:
    https://www.sykescottages.co.uk/
  • Contact
    • Sykes Cottages Ltd, City Place, Queens Road, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CH1 3BQ

About Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages provide self-catering holiday accommodation across the UK and Ireland to a diverse range of customers from the UK and overseas.

Sykes started at a kitchen table in Yorkshire nearly 30 years ago and they are now an international business with over 600 colleagues across two continents and ten offices.

It's been an incredible journey, but they haven't forgotten their roots - that kitchen table still sits in their head office today.

Sykes are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced business with big ambitions. But success isn't just about becoming bigger - it's about becoming better and they have done that by placing employees at the heart of what they do.

Their values are the foundation of the business and honest feedback from employees has helped them to drive change and grow and improve as a business. There is a fabulous team culture at Sykes, staff frequently tell them that their amazing colleagues are the best thing about working there.

Sykes are big believers that working hard also means playing hard, whether that is at their incredible December conference, at 'bring your dog to work' day or enjoying a free ice cream on a hot summer’s day.


What is it like to work for Sykes Holiday Cottages

Leadership
Leadership
Directors regularly attend the monthly staff forum to hear feedback from a grassroots level and support the team in making changes. 
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Their personal growth workshop programme offers opportunities to upskill employees in managing their wellbeing, from mindfulness classes to skills such as assertiveness which can improve mental health.
My Team
My Team
Each month Sykes hold a company-wide floor brief - lead by the CEO. They hold two over the day to make sure they maximise the number of people who can attend, and they also film it and share the video on their communication platform. 

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

  • Staff:

    571

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