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Unlocking Excellence: Apax’s Journey to the UK Company Culture Awards Final

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Published Date 19.03.2024

At Apax, our nomination as a finalist for the UK Company Culture Awards in the Best Team Culture category isn’t just a recognition—it’s a testament to our journey, dedication, and the transformative power of embodying our core values. As a non-profit social enterprise, Apax is deeply committed to delivering exceptional assisted living and premium supported housing services to some of the most vulnerable members of society. This mission requires a strong, united team that’s not just working together but thriving together. Here’s our story.

The Essence of Apax

With a team of 53 dedicated individuals, we’ve maintained a remarkable 97.7% retention rate in 2023, a clear indicator of our healthy and vibrant team culture. Our team spans from front-line support workers to head-office staff, each embodying the essence our core values: Unity, Excellence, Kindness, Humility, Continuous Learning, Fairness, and Strength in our People and Partners. These values are not just words but the lifeblood of our operations, guiding us in delivering our mission.

Cultural Initiatives and Impact

Our journey to embedding a collaborative, united team culture—crucial for safeguarding our vulnerable residents—began with a cultural transformation. Key initiatives included culture interviews for potential hires, anti-bullying measures, and embracing The Virtues Project to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. Digital transformation was pivotal in overcoming the challenges of outdated processes, with technology enabling us to streamline operations and foster a more inclusive, learning-focused environment. The results speak volumes: improved efficiency, significant resident step-downs, and a tangible sense of empowerment among our team.

Testimonials and Achievements

The feedback from our team and the communities we serve has been overwhelmingly positive. “Working at Apax since 2014 has been a thrilling journey,” shares Miria, promoted from Recovery Coordinator to Learning & Development Lead. “Apax is a passionate, values-driven organisation that strives for excellence and demonstrates virtues at every opportunity,” echoes Israa Qaddourah, a Project Manager. These sentiments are echoed across our team, underscoring a deep commitment to our mission and values.

Why Apax Stands Out

Our nomination for this award reflects our evolution from a small non-profit to a cohesive, modern, and digital-first organisation that prioritises employee experience and continuous improvement. Our commitment to not just preaching but practicing our values through new digital channels and a focus on learning and development sets us apart.

Join Us in Celebrating Excellence

We invite you to explore more about Apax and our journey towards excellence and meaningful impact. Discover our stories, initiatives, and the voices of our team on our website Apax and follow us on our social channels Facebook and LinkedIn for live updates and insights into our work and culture. Let’s celebrate the power of a united team and the positive change it can bring to the most vulnerable in society.

As we await the final results of the UK Company Culture Awards, we’re reminded that our greatest achievement is not the accolade itself but the journey and the lives we’ve touched along the way. To us, this nomination is a moment to reflect, celebrate, and propel us forward to even greater heights. Together, we shine brighter, strive for excellence, and continue to make a difference where it matters most.

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This blog post serves as a tribute to our team’s hard work, our collective commitment to our values, and the impact we’ve made. It’s a story of resilience, growth, and the unwavering belief that together, we can achieve remarkable things. Here’s to the journey ahead and the lives we will continue to transform.

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