Elena Doncheva, Head of Marketing at Chess, joined the organisation after finishing her International Business and Management postgraduate degree at Alliance Manchester Business School. With B2C and B2B experience, she sees marketing as a key driver for business growth. Together with her team, Elena is responsible for demand generation, brand building and PR.
We're incredibly proud to announce Chess has been ranked 8th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
We've been in the top 100 for 13 years and top 15 for the last 7 years, having placed #1 in 2018 and in the top 3 for four years. This year we also received the highest accolade 'world-class to work for' 3-star accreditation rating and placed #5 in the Technology sector awards.
Chess Executive Chairman and Founder David Pollock said:
"Our Chess Blueprint vision is to build a business we can be proud of. Easy to say, much harder to deliver. It's something that takes hard work, determination, bravery, constant change, evolution, positive attitude, loads of energy, belief, desire and above all, passion."
"Chess is a great place to work because of our great people. Everyone wants to work for a great company but it's those people working together as one team who make it great."
"I'm so proud of our people and their commitment to our culture. They are as passionate about making Chess a great place to work as they are passionate that we are a great place to be a customer."
"We thank all our customers, partners and employees for their support."
On the day of the awards, Stephen Dracup, COO at Chess, was a panellist on The New Wellbeing session. He was interviewed about our award-winning culture and how Chess looks after the wellbeing of our people.
Some of the highlights from the session include:
- Hybrid Work – we look at the individual circumstances of every person and adapt to their needs. Learn more about how we launch and make hybrid successful here.
- Flexible Hours – we understand our people have commitments outside of work as well, so we encourage flexible working while maintaining the balance of the needs of our people and the needs of our customers.
- Morale and Wellbeing – we use technology to support people to share how they feel and talk to them as part of 1-2-1s every month to support them. We do not encourage overtime as this is a sign that we're under-resourced and we keep track of holidays to ensure our people are taking time off work.
- Our Culture – leadership plays a crucial role in building and maintaining our culture, but we share the responsibility for this with all of our people. We've incorporated charitable giving, praise and we have Culture Ambassadors who are the voice of our people and ensure that we are doing the right thing.
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