Our Culture & Values

We aim to create a great place to work and a culture all our team we can be proud of, this is no easy task.

Friendly culture

Our team here at Sykes Holiday Cottages have developed our Values to reflect who we are and what is important to us.

With great aspirations, high ambitions and the talent to drive real innovation, our strategy keeps us focused on what’s important.

Our celebration of success

As part of the Sykes family, we love to celebrate all key achievements together. This includes family events, sharing success at our annual conferences and celebrating monthly staff achievements within the company.

What is Sykes culture all about?

We want to build a company we can all be proud of, a place where you know you can make a difference, knowing you have helped to create something special.

We think the best way to do this is by living our values. Our values reflect what we are, how we do things and where we want to be.

Our 5 Values

Our company values were thought of and decided on by a team of colleagues from across the business, and aim to help us work together in the right way to achieve our goals.

We Achieve Together
For the best interests of our Colleagues, Customers, Owners and the Business.
We Communicate Honestly
Share information effectively with each other, respecting confidentiality.
We Grow & Learn
Try new approaches, develop our skills and learn from our mistakes.
We Earn Trust
Consistently treating individuals with respect and dignity.
We Drive Innovation & Change
Adding Value by exploring and implementing the best solutions.


What is VIBE?

VIBE stands for Values Inspired By Excellence and is our employee forum, made up of representatives elected by the team members of each department within the business. (Nothing to do with the management team ALL up to the teams themselves!!!) The representatives meet on a bi-monthly basis with members of the management team and HR to discuss any concerns or issues the teams may have and to help us make Sykes the best employer we can be as well as maintaining a fun place to work.

What is a VIBE representative responsible for?
In a nutshell, they are the voice of their team as well as being a Values Champion!
They act as the Rep for their team, ensuring their ideas and thoughts are heard.
Presenting the team views to other reps and the management team.
Becoming a driver, ensuring we all live our values every day.
Helping us shape our employee policies and procedures, less red tape, keeping it simple!
Be the point of consultation for any changes within the business, this may include changes to company documents etc… Ensuring we keep our feet firmly on the ground!
Helping us keep our employees safe, yes that does include discussing Health & Safety from time to time.
Helping develop and organise charity events for the company’s chosen charity.
Promoting a fun working environment. Crazy ideas are sometime the best!
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