SHS Group - Business In The Community

SHS Group

The SHS Group is a major player in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, operating within brand ownership, sales distribution and marketing; owning a range of premium brand: WKD, Shloer, Merrydown Cider and Bottlegreen.

Moving from a family-run business, SHS Group is now a multi-national operation consisting of 11 wholly-owned companies with a combined turnover of £380 million.

What SHS Group did
The organisation developed PEP – a People Engagement Plan – with the objectives of fostering an understanding of corporate and individual objectives; encouraging personal and professional development; developing and hosting a series of employee health and wellbeing events; promoting a TRIM culture (Trust, Respect, Integrity and Mutual understanding; and encouraging staff commitment.

Activities include: bespoke Performance Development Review, training courses, health and wellbeing initiatives, invested in future talent through work placements and graduate programmes, health challenges, volunteering, development of a training and development forum, etc.

SHS Group realises that its people are its most important asset, and it acknowledges that their combined individual contributions are the cornerstone of its success.

SHS Group has branded its responsible business activity and communicates through a range of media – events, newsletters and intranet. It also regularly monitors and evaluates activities.

The outcomes and impacts

  • 85% of staff participated in wellbeing initiatives
  • Raised over £12,000 for charity
  • 19 new roles created in Belfast
  • £50,000 invested in staff training
  • 200 hours donated to volunteering/mentoring
  • Employee retention rate 75%
  • £30,000 saved through staff ideas
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