When it comes to finding new people to join our team, we live by our values of Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind. The diversity of both our product and team members is key to our success. We’re committed to offering progressive career opportunities for everyone. We believe in providing an inclusive, collaborative and fun place to work regardless of your ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability status. If you strive for brilliance, while bringing a playful and positive approach to your work, we want to meet you!
Kindness is a word we use a lot at Oliver Bonas. It is in fact right at the heart of our company values to ‘Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind’. This means it stretches across OB; from the way we work with our suppliers to how we like to treat our customers. Kindness is also something we think should extend far beyond our day-to-day, affecting people who don’t directly work or shop with us.
At OB we believe it’s the small things that make the big difference. We want to ensure all of our team members, no matter where they work with us, feel well looked after and valued.
At OB, our people matter most. We are proud of our business and we love that our teams are proud of us too, in fact 86% of our team said so in our 2016 team survey. We know that when people come to work, they need more than just the day job – that is why we want to support our teams to flourish in their roles, further their careers and play the biggest part in growing a successful business.
Since establishing a dedicated Learning and Development team 4 years ago we have inducted 130 new management team members into the business, run over 100 behavioural and skills workshops, supported 37 internal team members into management positions and developed countless supportive tools and training materials to keep everyone having good conversations with their managers, teams and customers alike.
We celebrate being equal opportunities employer and promote individualism and diversity. We don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind here at OB and are committed to a policy of equal treatment for everyone from when an application is received, right through to when someone joins us as part of Team OB. As part of our diversity and inclusion commitment, we currently work in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant as we recognise the value in serving personnel and their community.
Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, designing our own take on fashion and homeware.
Our story starts with our founder, Olly. His creative upbringing, culturally influenced by the many countries he lived in, instilled a love of design and an exploratory spirit from an early age. At university whilst studying Anthropology, Olly began to bring back gifts for friends from his travels abroad. He turned this into a small business and in 1993 the first store opened in London, repainted by his friends with Olly behind a second-hand till.
Over two decades on, Oliver Bonas has evolved from curating others’ designs to creating our own. Our team of designers now take Olly’s exploratory spirit and channel it into our fashion and homeware collections. We are inspired by the alchemy of great design, fresh thinking, and the belief that design has the power to positively affect how we feel. New designs land in store and online every week.
Today, OB has grown to over 75 stores across the UK and is run by an amazing team who share Olly’s passion for bringing new ideas to life. We have fun and follow our company values: Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind. – less