Who we are

The Engagement Team at Zuto was put in place for one reason, and one reason only—to support the awesome culture that’s been developing since day one. Our mission is simple—we nurture “Zutopia”…the magical place where our Zutonites thrive, deliver incredible things to our customers and, most importantly, have a boatload of fun along the way.

The Zuto experience is everything to us and, in such a fast-paced environment, that’s changing by the day, so our approach to Engagement is constantly evolving. We pride ourselves on our unique approach, and have a very clear vision of what makes a great place to work. Our place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Medium Companies to Work For in 2016 proves it! We came 18th this year, but have set our sights moving swiftly to the top of list.

Our lovely Engagement Team are responsible for all of our Talent initiatives. They also make sure that only the very best people join the Zuto journey. Once a new Zutonite joins us, our HR team help support their long-term development, delivering on the “employee lifecycle”. This includes everything from preparing contracts and onboarding new staff, taking care of the ongoing health and wellbeing of our teams, to driving high performance and career development. We have initiatives to invest in our leadership teams, to make sure that you have all of the support, guidance and mentoring you need at every stage of your career with Zuto.

Aside from this, we also take responsibility for our Zutonite’s overall happiness. Sound strange? Well it shouldn’t… if our people aren’t happy then neither are we! We regularly ask how people are feeling about life at Zuto, and welcome ideas about what we can do to make things better. There are opportunities to feedback anonymously through a multitude of channels, and we use this insight to continuously improve what we’re doing.

We’re responsible for internal communications, which brings everyone “on the journey”. And, most importantly…the fun stuff! This can be putting on our annual awards ceremony or organising a secret bacon butty run on a Friday morning—we like to surprise our Zutonites with tokens of our love and appreciation when they least expect it.

In short, we’re on a mission to provide every single one of our beautiful Zutonites with opportunities to grow with a business that they genuinely love being part of—simple!

We ranked 18th Best Company to Work for in the UK

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Our Engagement Team has grown from 1 to 6 people in the last 2 years… and we’re still growing!

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Current happiness levels at Zuto are 8.2 out of 10

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We process over 600 new job applications every month

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Our headcount has grown over 200% in the last 18 months

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84% of our Zutonites would recommend us as a great place to work

Based in

Macclesfield and Manchester

Meet The Team

Gemma Bradfield

HR Business Partner

Jo Kensmill

HR Administrator

Gemma Bradfield

HR Business Partner

How did you hear about the wonders of Zuto and when did you join the party?

From our wonderful Head of Talent, Sarah, through Linkedin. I joined Zuto in October 2015.

How do you contribute to help customers make better big decision?

I’m an HR Business Partner, I cover all aspects of supporting and engaging our Zutonites. This includes promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing support to assist our Zutonites in delivering the best possible customer experience. Being in the role, I get to help Zutonites’ through the journey – from the very beginning, right through to creating their personal development plan.

What’s your typical day like in Zutopia?

The refreshing thing about Zuto is that no two days are the same. Zuto is very forward-thinking, always adapting and moving to meet the incredible growth and customer-focused vision. My day can vary from coaching sessions and individual support with flexible working opportunities to supporting health and wellbeing.

Tell us the best bit about life at Zuto?

The culture is by far the best part of being part of Zuto, it’s full of positive vibes. Being part of the Engagement team we get the opportunity to really get our teeth stuck into making Zuto ‘FUN’! A value that seems to be sadly lacking in so many growing companies. It’s the friendly atmosphere that makes me happy to be a part of Zuto.

How much do you love your fellow Zutonites?

Let’s not get too soppy! They are a great bunch of people to be around, not just because of the friendly atmosphere, but because of the inspiration and energy we feel radiating from the talented Zutonites around us. There hasn’t been a day, since starting with Zuto, where I’ve not felt the true passion and entrepreneurial spirit coming off the Zutonites I speak to.

What three words describe Zuto?

Fast-paced (OK…may have cheated there), fun, entrepreneurial.

When you’re not loving life at Zuto, what can you be found doing?

I like to take my little legs out running… getting out into the Peak District I love venturing out into the wilderness! I also like taking road trips out with friends on the weekends in my little Mini. I love to torment them with my first-class singing skills and edgy dance moves.

Finally, who would you like to hear from next? Nominate the next Zutonite:

Jo Kensmill

Jo Kensmill

HR Administrator

How did you hear about the wonders of Zuto and when did you join the party?

Through the Recruitment Company, joined the party on 5th May 2015.

How do you contribute to help customers make better big decision?

As Partner Engagement Administrator, I ensure our Zutonites are looked after from start to finish with the administration of contracts, maternity leave, paternity leave, benefits, flexible working, probations, payroll, employee screening, our HR system and much more.

What’s your typical day like in Zutopia?

Busy and varied, which is what I love.

Tell us the best bit about life at Zuto?

The culture and the people – everyone is so helpful and friendly.

How much do you love your fellow Zutonites?

Loads, they are a great bunch of people

What three words describe Zuto?

Fun, challenging, exciting

When you’re not loving life at Zuto, what can you be found doing?

I love spending time with my family & friends, especially my 18 month old son, who keeps me very busy.

Finally, who would you like to hear from next? Nominate the next Zutonite:

Pete Simpson – Support Lead. Pete the questions are on their way to you. Watch this space to meet Pete

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