As a family of great companies working in a variety of industries, we are a diverse group; with skills from shoe stitching, ground working, loam production, to quarrying it is vital we are able to tie these different trades together.
To create an environment, in which people aspire to work, whose work is recognised, whose recognition is valued, and whose value is rewarded.
Our core business principles and our strong work ethic unite us at Bennie to drive our success:
This was Roger Toseland’s mantra. A philosophy which he instilled in the business; we recognise that everyone is an equal cog in our operational wheel, whatever their position or job title within the Group.
One of our core business principles is “running a business where people aspire to work”. At The Bennie Group our people are intrinsic to our success and have formed the basis of our reputation within our respective industries. As a family owned business, our ethos is to nurture and develop our people to reach their full potential regardless of their position. The satisfaction and loyalty of our employees is demonstrated by the number of long serving employees.
This well known quote from John Ruskin was printed on the reverse of Roger Toseland’s business card. It was a principle he believed in and something we continue to follow to this today.
“It is unwise to pay too much. But it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money; that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the product you bought is incapable of doing what it was bought to do.
The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you would have enough to pay for something better. There is hardly anything in this world that someone can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper-and people who consider price alone are this man’s lawful prey.”