We were recently joined by our local MP, Bernard Jenkin, who kindly popped by on his day out in his constituency to officially open our new offices. It proved a lovely occasion for all our team to get-together and have lunch with Bernard. We were surprised and fascinated to hear his views on employee engagement and how government are working to increase levels of employee engagement with their workforce. Quite a lengthy and interesting conversation flowed with an invite to add our views on cultural change to the government’s consultation on the issue, which we’re very excited to be a part of.
Bernard was also very interested to hear about our growth and to meet our two newest employees, one a recent graduate from the University of Essex and was keen to hear more about how we’ll be working more closely with the University in the future. He was also surprised to hear that about forty per cent of our work is with overseas multinationals directing and managing survey and consultation work in numerous languages within a variety of cultures and wide range of industries. We also discussed our work with UK-based organisations and the issues that are most effecting levels of employee engagement for not-for-profits and privately owned companies.
Of course, Bernard was also kind enough to help us with the official cutting of the ribbon ceremony to mark our new headquarters officially open! Thanks Bernard for a chance to meet you and discuss employee engagement, culture change, staff surveys and for supporting us as we continue to grow.
Pictured: Bernard Jenkin MP who officially opened our new offices on 20 January 2017, in case you’ve missed it we’ve recently relocated our headquarters from Frinton-on-Sea to Wix, Essex. From left to right: Oliver Newton, IT Researcher/Developer; Jaime Johnson, Director; Bernard Jenkin MP; Gary Cattermole, Director and Diandra Orodan, Research Analyst.
The Survey Initiative is an award winning organisation with over 18 years expert experience in the field of employee research. If you would like more information about how we can help your organisation with employee engagement or any other employee research aspect, then give us a call us on 01255 870735 or contact us via our website.