As a brand, we understand that we have many responsibilities to not only limit the impact our business has on the environment, but to also support other independent businesses. We source from many local suppliers where possible, such as butchers, greengrocers and bakers. This strategy will continue to ensure that each menu is unique to its site and local community.
Our people are our lifeblood. Without great support and quality resources, we are nothing. We only recruit staff with a passion to grow within the brand, that want to add value and become part of something bigger. Giving everyone a voice ensures BEAR are presented with some great ideas and staff feel inclusive and not ‘just a number’. We encourage our staff to find their ‘better than ordinary’ and offer more than their role to make our customers and team happy, every working day. We in turn reward staff to recognise their efforts and help maintain their passion.
We aim to develop and further incorporate sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) principles in everything we do, from investing in new stores to our coffee and the food we serve on every plate. The depletion of natural resources has affected our planet for many years and we have a simple objective to avoid or limit our impact, actively finding and supporting those suppliers that can help us achieve this.
Our communities and local charities are extremely important to us and this will continue with every store we open. In April 2017 Uttoxeter provided the base for the 55 mile Ride Staffs bicycle ride and in July 2017 the directors participated in the JCB Mud Run in support of a local children’s hospice. Our aim is to provide support for a minimum one local / charity event per store per month.