At The Very Group, we want to be a positive force in the world by supporting our communities, minimising our impact on the #environment, offering #sustainable products for customers, and treating our people and those in our supply chain in an ethical and inclusive way. We've committed to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Roadmap to Net Zero which aims to make the entire retail industry in the UK carbon neutral by 2040. For us, this means we want to be carbon neutral across our offices and warehouses by 2025 and carbon neutral across the full product lifecycle by 2035 ♻️ Our CEO, Henry Birch shares more about the part we'll play in the roadmap in the video below.
At The Very Group - Experimentation drives innovation 🚀 Behind every new shopping feature on our sites and apps, there’s a top team of tech people and a whole lot of experimentation and analysis too. We recently went live with multi-select filter functionality on our sites, to help customers navigate our thousands of world famous brands and products within a few quick clicks. Our team of experts are behind the scenes monitoring performance of the experiment and how it improves our customer journey before releasing it to a base of 4.5m customers. This is just one of the many reasons working in online retail is so exciting, we don't sit still! #jointhereinvention #customerexperience
The lockdown glow-up ✨ Today we're revealing the reinvented workspaces of our HQ Liverpool and Bolton offices, both now fit for the new working world, and more importantly, fit for The Very Group 💖 We've created incredible new workspaces to collaborate, innovate, learn and socialise as part of our investment and move to a hybrid working model. The spaces are #inclusive and #accessible, featuring lower-level sinks and countertops in the kitchen, and gender-neutral facilities in The Hub at Skyways, as well as environmentally friendly with carbon-neutral flooring, and recycled furniture too! A massive thank you and well done to everyone involved, especially Greenmount Projects Ltd who nailed the brief and created something amazing for us all to enjoy when we’re able to come back together.
We've had a great week celebrating #WorldBookDay and raised a fantastic £6,912 for Coram Beanstalk. But the fun didn't stop yesterday, our operations team in Skygate are just getting started with teammates arriving today in some brilliant fancy dress! Spot any familiar book titles? Let us know below! With that in mind, and it being #EmployeeAppreciationDay today, we wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to every single one of our incredible teammates, who make Very a brilliant place to work. Their hard work, commitment, and team spirit make it possible for us to continue to deliver for our customers and our charities in the moments that matter – thank you for everything you do. #teamwork #lifeatthverygroup #veryproud
More than ever, we’re craving human interaction and social connection - a catch up with a long-lost teammate can lift your mood and help you feel #verytogether. Here at Very, we have a number of colleague-led communities to help everyone connect and lift each other up. From PAVE (Parents at Very), a place to swap parenting stories and support, to our LGBT network sharing resources and raising awareness, and WAVE (Women at.. you guessed it!) exchanging skills and sharing book and podcast recommendations. There's something for everyone! #lifeattheverygroup
Today we’re sharing our 2020 Christmas trading update covering the seven weeks to 25th December 2020. It was a festive period like no other, but thanks to our togetherness, energy and focus, and our new state of the art fulfilment centre, we delivered a 25% increase in retail sales at Very and attracted over half a million new customers. Read our full trading statement here: #jointhereinvention
It's ALL going on over on our Instagram account @lifeattheverygroup, last week we shared an inside look into the teams working hard behind the scenes on Black Friday - and had some fun along the way too! From a live energiser with Mr Motivator to start the day, to seeing our CEO, Henry Birch on the BBC news at lunch sharing the impressive performance we're seeing so far at Skygate and all the team photos, dancing and pizza in between! Friday was a really proud day to work at The Very Group! ⚡⚡⚡ #lifeattheverygroup
Today we held a live viewing party to unveil the amazing space we've created for our customer care team at our Liverpool HQ hosted by customer care director Mark Billingham and a team of experts to give us the virtual tour. The new and improved campus will eventually be home to our customer care teams who will work on a flexible model, when it is safe to do so, splitting their time between home and work so they can come together two days a week to collaborate, work, learn and play too. ✨
What makes The Very Group unique? Over the decades our business has transformed, reflecting the changes in consumer behavior. Today, we’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retail and financial services provider and the launch of Skygate, our state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in the East Midlands, shows just how far we’ve come and why we’re investing in the future. Watch our video on the journey so far. Find out more about us: https://theverygroup.com/ For our latest vacancies: https://theverygroup.jobs/ #jointhereinvention
Our 2020 annual results are in. Despite unprecedented challenges, we’ve broken £2bn revenue for the first time and returned to profit. It’s all down to our committed people and our resilient, adaptable business. #rewritingretail