Safran Nacelles, one of Burnley’s largest private sector employers, has been recognised for workplace improvements.
Safran Nacelles, which is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of nacelles for a wide range of aircraft – from business jets to large commercial aircraft, has been noted for its progress in strategy and direction, work environment and processes, well-being, culture and communications in a recent Great Place to Work survey.
The Bancroft Road business, which employs 750 people, saw its Trust Index score, the overall business score based on the staff survey results, increase 9% from a previous survey in 2016. The results of the survey also showed how strategy and direction has improved by 22%, while well-being of employees has increased by 7%.
Michael Rigalle, managing director of Safran Nacelles Ltd, said: “A lot of progress has been made in the last few years to make our company a better place to work.
"This includes having a clear vision for the business which has been outlined to all our employees, keeping them updated on our in year performance, and a campaign for our staff that supports their physical, mental and financial well-being.
"We have also grown our apprenticeship programme with Burnley College and recently relaunched a graduate scheme. As one of Burnley’s largest employers we feel that it is important that we are a good place to work, and credit must be paid to the people who work at our site who make our business what it is. By making this a better workplace I am confident that we will have continued success for many years.”
As a way of giving back to the community for every completed survey Safran Nacelles donated £1 to the charity selected by each employee. In total £579 was raised, with £270 going to Pendleside Hospice, £227 to Macmillan Cancer Support and £65 to Samaritans.