Earlier this year, we announced a shift in strategy at OPEN, by centring all our activities around what is most important to us: People, Place & Planet.
These 3 pillars of focus have ran through every aspect of OPEN this year, influencing decision making at all levels of the business, so we wanted to provide a quick update to the steps we’ve taken since and how it’s affected us.
Our people are our most important asset here at OPEN, and we are going to be continuing to invest in them this year, with plans to expand the team both in Liverpool & London.
We aimed to recruit team members this year in order to match the expected growth in sites, and so far we’ve welcome 3 new staff members already, with a 4th to follow shortly.
Marvin, our Photography & Design Executive was brought in to help with our internal campaigns as well as capturing images for clients. Adam joined us next, as part of the Finance team based in Liverpool to assist Ant with all things financial. And finally, Chloe joined the London sales team as an Account Manager to focus on our relationships with agencies & specialists. We love to see our team grow, especially when it’s with such talented staff!
As well as expanding the team, we also committed to making being part of OPEN rewarding and enjoyable, by providing the best work environment possible. Below we’ve listed just some of the benefits we offer our team members, with the main additions being flexible working, wellness days and individual personal development budgets to encourage growth. We also kicked off our volunteering programme, by allowing team members to dedicate some of their time every quarter to causes close to their heart.