Gibbs & Dandy colleagues get ‘On the Bus’

Colleagues of builders merchant Gibbs & Dandy have been hopping ‘on the bus’ this autumn as the company embarked on a roadshow of its local merchant branches on a specially-designed, interactive bus.

Gibbs & Dandy colleagues get 'On the Bus'

The bus, which is part of Gibbs & Dandy’s “We’re all in” employee programme, stopped at 13 different UK locations, visiting the 500 plus employees working across Gibbs & Dandy’s 30 branches as well as several Frazer branches. Once on the bus, colleagues were greeted with a number of interactive zones on Health and Wellbeing, Energy Efficient Homes and Customer First Culture.

Members of the executive team also delivered presentations and spoke to colleagues about the company’s vision and objectives for the forthcoming year, along with informing them of the opportunities and benefits available to them including how they can share in the success of the business through a profit share scheme.

Along with the bus, there was also a ‘sustainability trailer’ providing employees with advice to help them make their own homes more energy efficient. As well as heavily discounted rates on renewable products, all Gibbs & Dandy employees were offered a scheme to insulate their homes.

Andrew Cushing, sales director at Gibbs & Dandy said: “As an executive team, we’ve always believed in delivering updates to our staff directly, as well as through the management team to ensure that they are kept fully informed and involved. This year we were keen to keep the roadshow element in place, but wanted to introduce something a little different that would really reflect our brand values and involve our employees in how we’re doing, where we’re going and what’s in it for them.”

The first stop on the roadshow was at Coventry on Monday 22nd September, concluding at Blackpool Football Club & Hotel on Monday 13th October.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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