In the bustling world of international removal services, where the rhythm of packing, moving, and transitioning forms the core beat, it’s often easy to forget the human element behind it all. Today, we take a moment to appreciate and share an incredible milestone that is close to our heart.
John Mason International, a beacon in the global realm of removal services, recently achieved a significant accolade. But this isn’t about industry numbers or business metrics; it’s about our people. We’re elated to announce that we’ve been honoured with the “Great Place to Work” certification. And what makes this recognition truly special is that it’s built on the voices and sentiments of those who know us best – our very own team.
Navigating through the rigorous criteria of the “Great Place to Work” recognition, one realises it’s more than just a title. It delves deep, seeking out the essence of workplace dynamics. From the trust we place in leadership to the camaraderie we share over lunch breaks and team projects, every facet matters. And standing tall with this certification, we at John Mason International feel an overwhelming sense of pride. Especially when considering that an astonishing 90% of our workforce sang our praises.
Simon Hood, Executive Director, captures our feelings perfectly: “This recognition is a mirror reflecting our collective ethos. Our commitment to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment, where everyone’s not just heard but cherished, stands validated today. Each policy we’ve rolled out, each benefit we’ve introduced, and each challenge we’ve faced, we’ve done so as a family. And that’s the John Mason International way.”
Being in the business for 138 years, we’ve seen many phases, aided countless families, and partnered with numerous businesses. But the recent “Great Place to Work” certification feels different. It’s a validation of our internal dynamics, a nod to our ’employee-first’ approach.
Liam Fairbrother, our Import Co-Ordinator, epitomises this sentiment. Reflecting on his journey since 2022, he said, “Joining John Mason was like coming home. Despite the initial unfamiliarity and personal challenges along the way, the unyielding support from the team has been my constant. It’s more than a job here; it’s a bond, a commitment, and a journey together.”
So, as we pen down this blog, it’s with a heart full of gratitude. Gratitude towards our amazing team for believing in us, and gratitude towards every challenge that shaped us. This recognition doesn’t mark an end; it’s a new beginning. A reaffirmation of our mission to keep setting the bar higher, not just in services but in being a true home for our people.