Vax named as ‘outstanding’ in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For’

Vax named as ‘outstanding’ in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For’

Following rapid growth and significant investment in its engineering team, the
Midlands-based floorcare manufacturer is recognised as an employer of choice.

Britain’s leading floorcare brand Vax1 has
been included in ‘The Sunday Times Top
100 Best Companies To Work For’ list for
2014. The list recognises companies with
the highest level of employee engagement.
Vax is the only small domestic appliance
manufacturer business to be featured.
David Winterbottom, Vax UK Managing Director, commented: “Being recognised as an outstanding
employer of choice is a proud moment in Vax’s history. The combination of increased investment
in our product technology and continued investment in our people has resulted in a winning
formula which has cemented our market leading position and created a dynamic working
environment right here in the heart of the UK.
Listening and acting upon what our customers tell us about their products has formed a major
part of our recent growth and helped deliver exciting and innovative products which our
customers love. By extending this feedback mentality to our internal teams we feel we have a
good understanding of what makes Vax such a great place to work and what we could do to make
it even better!”

Vax continues to invest considerably in its engineering division and plans to recruit hundreds of
engineers within the next three years. Its fast-growing portfolio of innovative, British-designed
products has created an unprecedented level of new recruitment opportunities in almost every
area of the business. In order to build its talent pipeline in line with its expansion plans, Vax is
tripling its graduate intake during 2014, resulting in 10% of its workforce consisting of new
graduates, and setting itself stretching internal promotion targets to accelerate employees into
leadership roles. Since January it has doubled the size of its contemporary head office in
Birmingham city centre and started building a new state of the art distribution centre in
Worcestershire, to accommodate the planned expansion.
Kate Daines, HR Director, commented: “Whatever the ingredients are that make a great culture,
Vax has them in abundance. I am delighted that this award recognises the extremely high
engagement levels of the people who work here. This is undoubtedly an incredibly exciting time to
join the business as we continue on our growth trajectory - the momentum is infectious. We have
lots of opportunities for talented people: not only are we hiring hundreds of new people, we are
also fast-tracking our talented employees through investment in training, development and talent
Simon Lawson, President of the Global Floorcare Group commented: “If our customers
experience ‘touch-points’ with happy and positive employees who are advocates of our business,
they are likely to feel good about their experience with Vax and become advocates themselves.
Therefore employee engagement will always remain at the top of our agenda for both our
employees and customers alike. This award cements what we
already know – Vax is a special business with a great team.”
For more information about recruitment opportunities at Vax visit

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