Getting people talking is what we do

 

We may be small, but we’re clear on our role – to better engage communities and understand their opinions. Because people deserve to know, understand and engage with what’s going on around them. People are at the centre of everything we do.

Our culture

We like to think our culture is a bit different to most places. We’re united by a common goal – to get people talking and unlock social value. Which makes coming to work meaningful, inspiring and fun.

We value people over process, provide context not control. We take care of our team – from having a wellbeing fund to support employees trying a new hobby, offering volunteering days and supporting flexible working.

We know that our differences are the things that make us special and that’s why we want to do everything we can to be an inclusive and diverse bunch. We value and encourage different ideas and views, so our team is an important part of helping us create a culture that represents all of us.

We listen, we communicate, we build each other up and push each other to venture out of our comfort zones. When we’re presented with challenges, we face them together.

Helping people and the planet

 

Grasshopper is all about social value – bringing positive difference to the places where we work and live. For us, that means taking responsibility for our impact on the environment and creating communities that are fit for future generations.

Community

We’ve been at the forefront of community engagement since we were founded in 2015. We are also committed to delivering added value to the communities within which we live and work. We sponsor Abergavenny Town Girls Under 14s, one of our local football clubs. We also make regular charitable donations and many of our team members are volunteers.

Sustainability

Climate change is the biggest challenge we face, so it’s really important that we do our bit. We’re a member of Cynnal Cymru and have signed up to the Business Wales Green Growth Pledge. We encourage our team to use public transport and active travel – cycling or walking. We only source environmentally conscious services and work with local suppliers.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity

We support the use of Welsh in the workplace, on our online platforms and during our stakeholder engagement activities. We’re an advocate for graduate and work placements to provide young or inexperienced people an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. We’re a Living Wage Foundation employer.

Wellbeing

We help the team to work flexibly to manage their work-life balance and provide a wellbeing fund to prioritise ‘you’ time. We give team members two days paid leave for voluntary work.

 

Of course, there’s always more we can do… Just because we’re small doesn’t mean we’re small thinking!