Forget the Oscars, for us it’s all about the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list. Being a great employer is as important to us as making great food; if people are invested and enjoying working here, the rest the business ultimately takes care of itself. At the 2020 awards in February, COOK was ranked as the highest-placed manufacturer and second-highest retailer in the whole country, coming 31st overall. The cherry on the cake is we received a special Discovering Potential Award for our RAW Talent programme.
The workplace culture across COOK – in Logistics, COOK Puddings, the warehouse, the Kitchen, our shops and the office – may be led by our values, but it’s created by our team. It’s those little things that happen every day: checking in on people going through a tough time; giving some special attention to a customer who’s lonely; giving out Care Cards with a 30% discount to those who need a helping hand; being honest about how we’re feeling; even just making cups of tea. It’s amazing how the good stuff builds community and creates huge amounts of energy and fun, too.
We’d like to thank everyone at COOK - this amazing result is down to their hard work, kindness and humour – and you, our customers, for your continued support.
We’re always happy to share ideas with like-minded companies, so feel free to get in touch if it sounds like we’re on the same wavelength.