Listers Bank Holiday 2013
The Royal wedding gave us all an extra Bank Holiday in 2011. The gift was repeated again in 2012 with an extra day off for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Now Listers have stepped into the gap for 2013 by giving an extra Listers Bank Holiday… for all of their staff!
2012 was an excellent year for Lister Trade Frames, of Stoke on Trent. They posted several record sales results including cracking their £1million a month sales target, achieving an 120% increase over the year in Aluminium window and door sales and launched over 20 new product lines for their Trade Installer customers.
Listers also expanded their workforce and invested in new touch screen technology to compliment their ordering and bar coding systems. All of this activity brought them to the attention of the G-Awards judges who bestowed the 2012 Fabricator of the Year title to Listers for a record third time at the London Hilton Park Lane Hotel. At the same national industry event, they were also honoured with the Derek Bonnard award for excellence.
The Directors at Listers were quick to recognise that all this success could be tracked directly to the cohesiveness of the whole of Listers workforce and their dedication in these challenging economic times. They were determined to show their entire workforce how delighted they were with their efforts. “We never take our staff for granted,” commented Derrith Turner, HR Director. “We would never get all the recognition that we do without their complete involvement in the business and in 2012 they really did deliver some exceptional results for us. So we wanted to give them all something really special in return.”
“We thought long and hard and came up with the Listers Bank Holiday. An extra days holiday for every single member of staff,” said Derrith. “We’ve had the Jubilee, the Royal Wedding, so why not a day to honour the Listers staff?”
So, during a night out of celebration, the Listers Bank Holiday idea was announced and was well received by the Listers team. It was a great way for the Directors to show that they appreciate each and every member of the workforce and their extra special efforts last year.
Derrith said that anyone in the industry is welcome to join in with Listers this year and enjoy the extra Listers Bank Holiday… but please don’t ask them to cover your payroll.