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A welcome from our Managing Director, Phil Jones, MBE

This past year our focus has very much been on creating a culture whereby the business and its people can thrive. We’re encouraging continuous development and have transformed our portfolio of high quality technology services and products, all supported by a team of people committed to successfully delivering a sustainable strategy for the future.

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Latest corporate news from Brother UK

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Mental wellbeing

This Mental Health Awareness Week we continued to support our colleagues. We’ve been sharing positive messages, stories and practical tools, continuing support through what we all know is a tricky time both personally and professionally.

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Apprenticeship completion

On March 4th 2020 our Assistant Product Manager Lewis Johnstone received his completion certificates for his Level three Apprenticeship in Business Studies. Lewis joined us straight from high school at the age of 16 and was one of our youngest ever apprentices. Lewis has grown and developed over his apprenticeship and continues to do so today – well done Lewis!

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Tameside Hack

We’re proud have sponsored last week’s TamsideHack HACK7, our challenge focused on food safety laws and the teams were tasked to look into technology solutions that could help keep the public safe. Well done to team ‘Shoehorn’ for winning the challenge! Aaron Hopkinson and Lewis Johnstone mentored and were very impressed with the talent in the room.

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Creating a sustainable future

Ensuring we create a sustainable future for all, we continue to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These address the global challenges we all face. We’re proud to be meeting each of these goals, ahead of the global target of 2030.

Find out how we are meeting these goals

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Corporate Responsibility

Our business is driven by our culture and corporate goals. These are set by Brother Industries Ltd. our Japanese headquarters and we adapt them to suit our local business values as a sales office, our response to global initiatives is different to those of a manufacturing plant or a research facility.

Find out what corporate responsibility means to us

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Our People

Our people drive everything we do, so we provide them with the support to live happy, healthy and fruitful lives. To do this, we have a well-developed Health and Well-being Programme, recognised by Investors in People, and an award-winning Learning and Development Strategy.

See what life is like for our people at Brother

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Community

As one of the largest businesses in Tameside, we feel we have a responsibility to assist our local community where we can. We also recognise that our community engagement can bring other benefits to our business. Our learning and development activities support community involvement, with those undertaking these initiatives benefiting from increased confidence, a sense of well-being and a greater understanding of diversity in all its forms.

We aim to use our strategic values to help strengthen our local economy, boost colleague morale and raise our brand profile with our customers.

Find out more about Brother in the community

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Our Customers

Customers are the life blood of any business. Serving our customers well is vitally important to maintaining and growing our sales each year. This is achieved by delivering the best products and services we can.

Our customers fall into two groups, the end user who ultimately buys and uses our products and the channel customer who provides the means of getting our products to them. No matter what kind of customer we deal with though, we pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of service and support in the business.

Find out what our customers mean to us

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Business Partners

It is important for us as a business to invest in developing long and fruitful relationships with our Business partners. We not only like to work with the best, but we like to find some form of synergy and where possible, source partnerships locally. Our partners help us to deliver our social values, particularly around education and environmental sustainability.

See the great work we're able to do with our partners

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Environment

We have always had a strong commitment to the environment, which is why we recently transitioned to the latest version of 14001:2015 quality standard. We have accomplishing major milestones, such as Zero waste to landfill and being awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development in both 2011 and again in 2018. Whilst we continue to meet these requirements and strive for best practice in our sustainable practices, we now focus our efforts on raising awareness and helping our customers to become more sustainable, often with the aid of our sister companies, Brother Industries UK and Brother Slovakia.

Find out more about our environmental initiatives

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Industry Awards

Brother UK regularly receives industry awards and certifications. These accolades help us to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in the sector.

Recently, we were honoured to be presented with The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, as well as being accredited by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) after passing an ethical sales assessment.

See more of our industry awards and achievements

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Company Policies

We have a long-standing commitment to operating in a responsible way. This commitment is enshrined in our Global Charter which sets out moral and behavioural codes, and helps us to manage our relationship with associates, customers, business partners, shareholders and our community.

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