Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Office Furniture dealer
  • Year established:
    2004
  • UK locations:
    London

About Working with Momentum

Momentum Group buys, supplies and installs furniture and offers refurbishment services for organisations as varied as the Royal Opera in Covent Garden, IBM and Investo. The client-facing side (established as Furniture For Business in 1991) is primarily a sales operation, so there are

incentives for the 66 employees to keep the cash rolling in. Anyone in the London-based group

can nominate someone for a recognition award, and if their manager agrees they get a £10 voucher

of their choice.

Three recognition prizes in a quarter add up to a meal out worth up to £80. The hard-working

person also gets a bottle of champagne at the company’s quarterly meeting. Employees believe they can make a difference in this company (an 84% positive score) and make a valuable

contribution towards its success (87%). They also feel well supported by their managers (85%).

Sales staff typically earn £38,000, which they believe is fair compared with similar positions at rival firms (69%). Everyone gets access to childcare vouchers, critical illness cover, life assurance and various discounts. There are flexible start and finish times, and an early finish on a Friday

afternoon.

A ride-to-work scheme allows employees to hire a bicycle cheaply for 12 months, after which it becomes their own, and a massage therapist kneads out stresses and strains once a fortnight. Staff members agree that their health is not suffering due to work (89%). The company is strict about recycling and employees say it does a lot to protect the environment (77%).

They believe the business is run on strong values (87%). The firm spends £50,000 a year on

fun, including dinner and drinks after quarterly meetings and an annual bash. “Company day is a tradition, where staff get involved in presenting the results of the year to each other, followed by a party, quite often in fancy dress,” Momentum Group tells us. Employees give an overall 84% score

for the My Company factor and say they love working for the firm (83%).


What is it like to work for Working with Momentum

My Manager
My Manager
There are a set of ‘management capabilities’ designed to communicate the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of Momentum managers, all of which are backed up by a 360 degree appraisal and coaching systems.
My Team
My Team
The closing of the operational year and the launching of a new one is a big event in the company where staff present results for the year and priorities for the coming year before partaking in fun activities in the afternoon followed by a party in the evening. The photo wall at head office is a constant reminder of such events that promote the feeling of being part of a team.
My Company
My Company
Employees can nominate anyone from within the company to be considered for recognition awards. If a line manager seconds the nomination, the employee receives a £10 voucher of their choice. Should an employee receive recognition three times in a quarter then they are treated to dinner on the company and awarded with a bottle of champagne at the quarterly meeting.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Annual Sales:

    £23,226,879

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Male to Female ratio:

    43% / 57%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    64%

  • Staff:

    69

  • Provides work experience?:

    Yes

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