Our people

Making Guinness a brilliant place to work

We’ve been changing the way our organisation is structured so it’s an easier place to work and so we can be more efficient.

Whilst we are changing we’re continuing to invest in our people to have the skills, knowledge and tools to be truly empowered. The new structures we have created are designed to make roles more rewarding, energising and fulfilling.

In 2016/17 we:

  • Provided new tools and technologies, making our people more mobile, and invested in our offices to provide great workspaces.
  • Increased our e-leaning offer, making it easier and quicker for staff to access key training requirements.
  • Delivered 5.4 learning days per person.
  • Helped 276 people take the opportunity to develop their career through secondments or internal promotion.
  • Recognised the commitment of our colleagues at our annual Star Awards event.
  • Celebrated a Guinness Property employee winning the ‘Operational Employee of the Year’ at the Direct Works Forum Awards.
  • Congratulated our Finance Income Team, who won ‘Credit Team of the Year’ at the North West Finance Awards.
  • Provided £100 Aspire Personal Learning funding to 114 of our people to help them explore new interests or personal development opportunities outside of work.
  • Started work on our new diversity and inclusion strategy, making a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion in everything we do.

We are moved by the generosity of our people who raised thousands of pounds for charity. Just a few of the initiatives staff have taken part in are Macmillan coffee mornings, the Trussell Trust Easter egg appeal and Christmas toy appeal, Comic Relief and The Great Get Together. Colleagues also donated over £6,000 to the Manchester Arena and Grenfell Tower appeals.