Aish Technologies, the defence systems design and manufacturer based in Poole, has re-evaluated its vision statement and company values, following its record turnover year in 2015 and significant growth in staff.
Managing Director Lloyd Bates unveiled the changes following a company-wide process to obtain employee feedback on a wide range of issues. The new Aish vision is centred around 3 concepts:
• Delight our Customers
• Develop our People
• Deliver Success.
Bates explained the background to the process:
“With the growth we have experienced, there were inevitably some challenges we were, and still are, facing. One of these was centred on employee engagement and how we can improve this through better leadership and communication. Our desire to address this issue lead to the re-development of our vision for the company as a whole”.
Allied to this vision Aish has also developed a set of values that all employees are committed to uphold, which include: Be Supportive, be Responsible, be Flexible, be Professional, Act with Integrity and Seek Improvement.
John Atkins, Sales and Marketing Director for Aish Technologies, commented:
“We have seen many changes across the business even in the last 12 months and we felt as a management team there was a need to clarify our vision as a company and what Aish Technologies really stands for. This applies at all levels of the business and with all stakeholders, including our suppliers, our customers and our employees. With our values we are seeking to ensure all our people have a clear purpose when they go about their daily roles and that is reflected in our service and the quality of our products.”
Lloyd Bates recently presented his vision for Aish to a group of local business leaders in Dorset, many of whom had similar challenges in their businesses, and Aish’s approach was widely commended.