Vitec’s clear strategy, organisational structure and entrepreneurial culture allows us to adapt to changing markets, constantly innovating to make our products the best in the world.

Our people are key to Vitec. Their attitude and abilities, experience and market knowledge, talent and commitment create a culture that supports product excellence, creativity and integrity.

From 1 January 2018 we reorganised the business into three Divisions which allows us to react quickly to customer, market and technological changes. This, together with our decentralised structure and entrepreneurial culture, enables focused decision making.

We continue to supplement organic growth with carefully targeted acquisitions and have a strong track record in successfully integrating acquisitions and retaining key talent to grow the business.

Development, succession and retention

Our employees are critical to our success. Passionate, engaged and skilled employees in safe working environments positively contribute to our strategy, performance and reputation.

We work across the Group to monitor and improve areas that are important to our people, ensuring that we have consistent policies and processes in place to acquire, engage and retain our best talent. Initiatives focus on wellbeing, working environment, diversity, employee benefits and training.

We have comprehensive benefits packages to support and retain talent, and remain competitive globally. Participation in our Company Sharesave scheme is excellent and demonstrates close alignment between our employees and shareholders.

We continue to improve the working environment for our employees, creating modern spaces with upgraded technology and communication systems that enable collaboration and efficiency.

Learning and development is encouraged in line with personal development plans, annual performance appraisals and organisational need. Reviews of senior employees include succession planning matrices to understand the organisation’s capacity and capability for achieving its strategic plans. We encourage inter-company recruitment between Divisions, including the Group Head Office. Senior management communicate with employees on a regular basis, keeping them informed of strategy and business performance at a Group, Divisional and regional level.

Diversity and inclusion

We strive to employ a diverse workforce and foster an equal opportunities culture with an express prohibition on discrimination of any kind.

Our approach to diversity follows a strict policy of sourcing the best person for the role irrespective of race, gender, age, religion, sexual preference or disability. Flexible working policies are in place across our three Divisions and open to all employees. This is usually granted, unless the needs of the business cannot otherwise be met.

It is Vitec’s policy that applications for employment by disabled persons are always fully considered, bearing in mind the respective aptitudes and abilities of the applicant concerned. In the event of employees becoming disabled, all reasonable effort is made to ensure that their employment within the Group continues. It is our policy that the training, career development and promotion of disabled persons should be, as far as possible, identical to that of all other employees.