Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Sporting Estate
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    http://www.goodwood.com
  • Contact
    • Goodwood Estate, Goodwood, Chichester, Hampshire, PO18 0PX

About The Goodwood Group

The Goodwood Group of Companies are a 300-year-old sporting estate that shares their passion for horseracing, cricket, motorsport, golf, shooting and flying with other enthusiasts, corporate partners.

Set in 12,000 acres of countryside in Sussex, the estate is home to the Festival of Speed, the Qatar Goodwood Festival, and has over 700 permanent and fixed-term employees. In addition, they recruit up to an additional 1,500 staff for their events.

A few years ago they created a team called ‘One Goodwood’ who bring together staff through activities such as community and charity, environment, education and wellbeing. Every year they hold a Christmas ‘Blow out’ Party for the whole company. Each September they host a “Duke’s Garden Party” for all staff and their families, which is an afternoon of free fun including a BBQ, drinks, jazz band, fairground rides and storytelling.


What is it like to work for The Goodwood Group

Leadership
Leadership
Goodwood are owned and run by The Duke of Richmond who highlights the company’s responsibility to the local and regional community to hold the estate together, not only as a beautiful place, but also as a generator of vital economic value.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
To help staff to reduce overall stress levels, the company offers free annual Wellbeing MOTs with Wellbeing Advisors. They provide individual consultations to assess and advise on weight, diet, exercise, smoking, drinking and stress levels. These sessions can be undertaken in work time.
My Company
My Company
During their interactive group induction day, the Duke of Richmond, Chairman or COO Chris Woodgate attend every session, meeting new recruits and verbally bringing to life the mission, vision and values of the company.

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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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • Staff Turnover:

    27%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Male : Female:

    49% / 51%

  • Staff:

    720

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