Finalists in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2021

Finalists in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2021.

Our family business will have the chance to scoop the Yorkshire regional and supreme champion titles for 2021.

We are incredibly proud of our identity as a family business and, in many ways, heritage and associated values which define what the company is today and how we operate.

Those values include absolute team spirit and a 'workaholic' attitude. The current managing directors all adopt a hands-on style and are just as likely to be found driving a truck, sweeping up or selecting plants as they are being seated at the board room table.

Three generations family business members who work at Johnsons include Chairman John Richardson, Group Managing Director Graham Richardson and Directors Iain and Andrew Richardson. Also on the team are Tracey Richardson and John's grandchildren Luke, Robert, Eleanor, Paul, Shaun and Jonathan Richardson, who perform a variety of roles from Production Manager to Sales Manager.

Family members are only a small proportion of the business, with 120-150 employees, many of whom have been with the company for 25 years + and have become extended family members.

Staff appreciation is ‘a mantra’ and we continually invest in small but regular rewards in the shape of ‘Extra Mile Awards’, seasonal vouchers, themed food events and on tap ice lollies throughout the summer. These are ongoing targeted ‘thank-you's that compliment an annual financial bonus in the form of profit share and an attendance bonus. We believe that this is a successful strategy that is evidenced by our staff’s general satisfaction and a rolling 12-month pandemic absence level of only 1.3%!

Staff will also be given an additional day's holiday this year in recognition of their hard work and dedicationn during their career.

Group Managing Director Graham Richardson said: "Winning this award would be a huge achievement, and what better year than on our 100th.

We look forward to attending The Family Business awards virtual ceremony, which will take place on June 24th. We would like to thank the judges and wish all finalists the best of luck. "

You can find out about the history of our company here

Posted 15th Apr 9:22am

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