New VW campervan for Richer Sounds employees

Worker-owned hi-fi retailer collects campervan on EO Day

THE FOUNDER of Richer Sounds has bought a “pool campervan” from a fellow employee-owned innovator and member of the Good Enterprise Constitution group.

The bespoke Transporter T6.1 Tiree, which was bought from VW motorhome certified converters, Jerba Campervans, can be utilized by any of the agency’s employees members freed from cost and contains a totally built-in kitchen with a two-burner hob, ample space for storing and a double mattress. 

The UK-wide hi-fi retailer, which is 60% worker owned and concerned with various charities, made the choice to buy its van from an organization with related values to its personal.

The campervan was picked up from Jerba’s workshop by Graham Davies, Inventory Management Director at Richer Sounds, on EO Day – an annual celebration organised by the Worker Possession Affiliation – which Jerba selected to commemorate with a employees BBQ.

Founder and MD of Richer Sounds, Julian Richer, stated: “It’s so thrilling for Richer Sounds to have purchased such a incredible campervan for everybody within the enterprise to make use of. 

“As an employee-owned firm the place our colleagues personal 60% of the shares, each colleague has an actual stake in the way forward for the enterprise and this excellent campervan is a good instance of how staff can profit from the half they play within the firm’s success. 

“To have purchased the van from one other employee-owned enterprise is so thrilling too. The customer support and a focus to element that we have now acquired from Jerba Campervans has been good and it’s a delight to see employee-owned corporations working so effectively collectively.”

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{The electrical} retailer takes a novel strategy to worker advantages, with loyal employees additionally given entry to various employer-owned vacation houses throughout the UK, together with Brighton and Dorset.

The Good Enterprise Constitution, which was based by Julian over two and a half years in the past, measures and recognises accountable enterprise practices by elements comparable to worker well-being, illustration, variety and inclusion. Jerba, which has lately joined the constitution, has been recognized as displaying such dedication to its staff, having transformed its personal campervan for employees to make use of every time they want. 

MD at Jerba Campervans, Paul Kimberlin, stated: “As a enterprise that’s so captivated with worker possession, it was solely proper that such a equally valued firm to ours picked up its new campervan on the day that celebrates all issues EO.

“The group right here at Jerba had been ecstatic once they discovered we had bought a van solely for his or her use. I hope that Richer Sounds’ new campervan brings its group the identical pleasure.”

Richer Sounds has 51 retail shops nationwide and specialises in supplying audio and visible leisure tools. It was based by Julian Richer in 1978 when he opened his first store on London Bridge Stroll. In 2019 Julian bought 60% of his shares within the enterprise to an employee-owned belief.

Jerba Campervans specialises in changing Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 Fashions and is formally recognised by Volkswagen as a converter of the mannequin. In 2015, Jerba Campervans gained a patent for its distinctive pop-up roof, which it provides to all of its Volkswagen conversions.

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To search out out extra about Jerba Campervans, go to www.jerbacampervans.co.uk