Variety of activities and clubs
The staff at Muntons are encouraged not just to work together but to play together. Team working is one of Muntons corporate values – ‘finding success through partnership and collaboration’ and extra-curricular activities are a great way of building working relationships.
Muntons has created its own wildlife walks just for their staff, to enjoy the wide variety of flora and fauna which can be seen throughout their 45-acre site. These run along the banks of the river Gipping and across the various floodplains and woodlands that make up nearly half of their Stowmarket site. Staff are actively encouraged to use these during their breaks, not just to get some fresh air and stretch their legs but to share time together - perhaps noting some newly spotted animal, plant or fungi.
There is an active fishing club with regular competitions held between Muntons staff and other local businesses and also a series of cricket matches where mixed teams vie for the much valued trophy, competing with banks, industry associations or other companies.
At the Muntons Stowmarket site, allotments have been created for staff to grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, making good use of this area and often sharing the fruits of their labours.
There is even a car sharing section on their intranet which actively assists staff to lower their travel costs. In addition, more than fifty Muntons employees have to date taken advantage of their bike-to-work scheme, which offers financial benefits for the purchase of a good quality bicycle for use in travelling to and from work – good for the heart and the pocket.