Build a better business

We are responsible and fair in the way we run our business and are investing in the UK

Our priorities are

  • Increase diversity, equality and inclusivity in our work place
  • Treat our staff fairly
  • Value-led governance
  • Fair and honest prices
  • Pay our taxes with no off-shore tax structures
  • Responsible brand and marketing

  • What we achieved

  • We have an active Board with two independent directors representing customers, shareholders and our environmental and ethical policies
  • Extended our size range to XS to XXL and size 6 to 20
  • Moved wheel production to the UK from Taiwan and China with £100,000+ creating skilled work at our factory on the edge of the peak district.
  • Opened our 9th store in Kingston upon Thames
  • 30% of our products are UK made (according to DTI criteria)
  • Staff took 71 paid volunteer days taken to support local projects
  • In a year of disruption and cost price inflation we minimised the price impact on our customers Donations to Alpkit Foundation are now over £600,000
  • We paid all our taxes

  • This year we will

  • Continue to be a Living Wage Foundation employer
  • Aim to reduce salaried staff turnover to pre-pandemic levels and commit to a target of below 10%
  • Grow our team training, volunteer days and charity giving scheme
  • Establish a sustainability advisory board with representation from our customer shareholders
  • Recover our operating profits to previous levels.
  • The Alpkit Team

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    We see 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as directly applicable to us. This is where we have a big impact directly through the operations of Alpkit and Alpkit Foundation. There are 17 UN goals in total that form a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

    As we've grown, so has our incredible team. In 2022 we created 31 jobs in our stores and at our campus

    2022 2021 2020 Target
    % Board identify as women 25% 25% 25% 40%
    % Senior Team identify as women 40% 47% 44% 50%
    % workforce women 42% 45% 43% 50%
    % non-white British 12% 7% 7% 8%
    Gender Pay Gap +1.1% +2.5% +0.9% -%
    Highest to lowest pay <7 <7 <6 <10
    Jobs Created 33 92 n/a n/a
    Volunteer Days 71 92 n/a n/a
    Staff turnover 28% 13% 13% <10%
    Living Wage pay rate £9.90 £9.50 £9.30
    Annual pay enhancement above national minimum £832pa £1,500pa £1,200pa
    Average Age 37 35 35

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