Scots hi-fi retailer obtains “pool campervan” for employees

A SCOTS hi-fi retailer has bought a “pool campervan” from an employee-owned innovator and member of the Good Enterprise Constitution group.

Richer Sounds has bought the Transporter T6.1 Tiree from VW motorhome certified converters, Jerba Campervans.

The corporate says the campervan can be utilized by any of the agency’s employees members freed from cost and contains a absolutely built-in kitchen with a two-burner hob, space for storing and a double mattress. 

The UK-wide firm, which is 60% worker owned, made the choice to buy its van from an organization with comparable values to its personal.

The campervan was picked up from Jerba’s workshop by Graham Davies, Inventory Management Director at Richer Sounds.

Founder and MD of Richer Sounds, Julian Richer, stated: “It’s so thrilling for Richer Sounds to have purchased such a improbable 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.

“This excellent campervan is a good instance of how workers 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’ve acquired from Jerba Campervans has been sensible and it’s a delight to see employee-owned firms working so effectively collectively.”

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 means of elements equivalent to worker well-being, illustration, range and inclusion.

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Jerba, which has just lately joined the constitution, has been recognized as displaying such dedication to its workers, having transformed its personal campervan for employees to make use of at any time when they need. 

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 staff right here at Jerba had been ecstatic once they came upon we had bought a van completely for his or her use.

“I hope that Richer Sounds’ new campervan brings its staff 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 offered 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.