Our People

Culture

At the Matchstick Men Group, we consistently strive for excellence in everything we do. Our people are paramount to the success of the Group. The culture we have built stems from a mutual passion for the business and a real sense of excitement about the future. We invest in our people through training and development to meet key business targets and achieve individual goals. Our group of companies are all different, but our people all possess key qualities that align us. We call this the Matchstick Men fit.
We are:

Nasrin, joined 2014

I started as a Trading Assistant in Sales and now lead the Commercial Team. The business has supported me to pursue my ambitions and take on roles that will progress my career.

I think it is important to maintain a positive attitude and outlook regardless of the hurdles and challenges that you face. A positive mind always helps you deliver better outcomes for yourself and for your team.

Phil, joined in 2014

I started in a role as a Web Designer, moving into leading the frontend design and development side of the Department. Flexibility is important for the growth of the Group and of the individual. As individuals adopt a flexible approach to their work and their output, they improve their own skill-set, and offer a wider range of expertise to the business.

Lauren, joined in 2014

I started as an Apprentice in the Finance department. With the help and support from the business, I completed my apprenticeship and am now part of the Supply Team working as a Supply Chain Analyst. The business looks to support employee’s ambitions, helping them to develop in their careers through training opportunities and additional responsibilities that help grow their confidence.

Louis, joined in 2016

I started in the role of Buyer supporting the Trading Manager in order placement and managing some branded relationships. I now hold full responsibility for all branded relationships and lead on integrating new brands and categories into the Group portfolio. One of the key characteristics needed to succeed in the business is open mindedness. This means, not only being prepared to take on board the views of both brands and retailers, but also being receptive to new directions that the business takes. As the Group seeks out further opportunities for growth it is important to maintain an open mind.

Rebecca, joined in 2015

I started my career as a HR Executive. Within the first year, I was promoted into my current role of Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Group. The Group allowed me to explore a new career path and have supported me along the way with a number of training courses and a clear development plan. I believe it is important to be supportive of others as this creates a positive team environment, ensures we all strive for the same goals which in turn enhances efficiencies and success across the Group.

Christian, joined in 2017

I started as a Business Systems Integrator. During this time, I have been involved in a number of large development projects that have allowed me to integrate new systems that will benefit the future growth of the business. It is important to be fully committed to everything you are working on, no matter the size or scale. It means you can be proud of what you produce, be confident in its success and learn the most from the journey. Whether it is just for your team or across different departments, being committed shows you are someone others can depend on.

Employee Growth

The Matchstick Men Family

Work-Life Balance and Benefits

The MM Group acknowledges that its employees are most productive when they have achieved a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities and achieve their goals outside work. To encourage a positive work-life balance, we provide a selection of benefits to employees which aims to support this:

  • Generous annual leave entitlements and long service awards to allow employees to earn additional paid holiday days.
  • Regular team social and charity fundraising events throughout the year to improve team relationships and encourage communication.
  • Free of charge breakfast supplies provided including bread, condiments and fruit.
  • Funded eye tests and flu vaccinations to support employee wellbeing.
  • Flexible working options.

Equal Opportunities

The Matchstick Men Group is committed to an equal opportunities policy. We aim to ensure that no employee is discriminated against, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, religion or any other characteristic. Every employee has equal opportunities when applying for vacancies and/or in respect of any development within any of the MM group companies and we ensure they are treated fairly in every circumstance.