Recipe box organisation Gousto is offering its 200 UK-based employees one-off share options to mark its fifth anniversary.
The share options are available to employees of all levels across the organisation’s London and Spalding offices and factory. Employees must have at least six-months’ service prior to January 2017 to be eligible for the share options.
The share option award aims to recognise employees’ contribution to the organisation ahead of its fifth birthday on 12 April 2017. The initiative also aims to encourage a culture of employee ownership within the organisation, and to engage staff with Gousto’s future growth and business goals.
The share options are being offered alongside the organisation’s existing benefits programme. This includes enhanced paternity and maternity pay, flexible-working arrangements, free coffee, tea, ice cream and fruit every day, paid leave and funding for external training courses, allowing staff to use 10% of their working day to pursue personal projects and interests related to the technology sector, and testing opportunities and discounts for Gousto’s own recipe boxes.
Timo Boldt (pictured), chief executive officer and founder at Gousto, said: “Our birthday next month is an important milestone and a natural time to reflect on the achievements of the past five years. We are hugely proud of our triumphs and believe it’s important to take the time to reward the people who have helped bring them to fruition.
“We can only build the best brand and proposition with the best people, which is why this decision to reward our employees with exceptional benefits is important.
“By awarding our employees share options, we are reinforcing our guiding ownership principles of dream, deliver and care by enabling a large proportion of team members to have ownership in Gousto.”