Wren rocks retail: Barton-based company named UK's finest

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Mar 2019

Hot on the heels of being named the second best company to work for in the UK, Barton-based Wren Kitchens has been declared the best retail employer. 

A survey has found the employer of 4,400 outranked household names including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Ikea.

The rankings are based on millions of employee ratings and company reviews, focusing on factors such as career progression, culture and job security, as well as benefits and salaries. It was conducted by recruitment website, Indeed. 

From a standing start a decade ago, Wren now has 78 showrooms in Great Britain and manufactures around 2,000 kitchens a week across its three state-of-the art production facilities on both banks of the Humber.

Mark Pullan, managing director at Wren Kitchens, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete a review.

Read more: Wren is flying the flag for UK manufacturing

“Wren has grown at an amazing pace since we set it up almost 10 years ago and the fact that we are already the UK’s number one kitchen retailer is a testament to the amazing team of people we have. We are very fortunate to have 4,412 people who are passionate, hardworking and focussed on doing their best for our customers, and this culture permeates the entire business. Many of our team have been with us from the beginning of the journey and it has been wonderful to watch them develop as the business has grown.   

“The business is continuing to expand and we are always looking for ambitious people who share our ethos and who want to build a rewarding career.”

In reviews, team members say they are highly valued by Wren and well looked after. The company provides on-site gyms with all the latest equipment and healthy subsidised food and drink in its restaurants.

Read more: Wren Kitchens is taking on a massive new warehouse at Humber Enterprise Park

Wren has a dedicated training academy at its The Nest headquarters, where all staff receive a detailed induction, whether they work in retail, manufacturing, transport or customer service.

Last month it was presented with the Made in Britain marque, recognising a commitment to manufacturing excellence. 

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