Agile Future Forum Members

 
The Agile Future Forum is an independent employer led group. Along with Lloyds Banking Group, 22 other leading businesses were original founder members of the AFF. An additional 10 companies have joined us in the years since. Our member companies represent a broad range of sectors and include small, medium and large employers. Between them they employ over half a million employees. Please select a member company below to read more.

Founder Members

Additional Members

  • Barclays
  • Centrica
  • DLA Piper
  • HMRC
  • IBM

Company:

Addleshaw Goddard

“Today’s market is constantly evolving, and having a more nimble, agile business helps us to better align with our clients, whilst empowering and motivating our employees to work more flexibly – improving service delivery, productivity, efficiency and employee engagement. We believe agile working is good for business, and we are proud to be a part of the Agile Future Forum. Through collaboration we hope to make a real impact, and we would encourage other organisations to get involved and explore the business benefits agile working can deliver.”

Company:

B&Q

 

“At B&Q we do more than sell products. We help people to improve their homes, which in turn, improves their lives. That’s why our core purpose now is Better Homes, Better Lives. Our long and well known legacy of removing our retirement age over 20 years ago, along with our inclusive approach to agile working, helps us achieve this.”

Company:

BP

“Agile working has become increasingly important in attracting top talent. We believe it leads to increased employee satisfaction, engagement and retention and that it contributes to higher levels of performance and productivity.”

Company:

Brunswick

‘The work the AFF is doing is crucial to help businesses understand how to apply these principles, and share experiences. I am very excited to see the work the AFF is doing and proud to be involved.’

Company:

Bupa

Company:

BT

“We at BT fully support initiatives to spread the word about the advantages that can accrue when you take an open-minded view over where, when and how our people deliver their best work”

Company:

Cisco

“Cisco is all about connecting the unconnected. Traditional lines between work and life are blending faster than ever before. Leading companies can benefit from technology to help people work their way. Talented people choose to join, stay with and grow at companies that recognize their need to blend work and life. The Agile Future Forum is perfectly timed to shape our future working lives.”

Company:

Citi

“Agile working practices enable Citi to better serve clients with innovation and execution whilst creating a better work environment for our employees.”

Company:

EY

“We have used flexible approaches to work for many years. We have found that it enables a higher level of client service, makes our people happier and saves money. We also see more opportunity to expand from where we are to make flexible working truly ‘business as usual’, ensuring that our firm is as agile and adaptive as possible, something that is simply essential in the ever changing, fast paced and increasingly global business landscape of today.”

Company:

Eversheds

“We are constantly looking for new ways of enhancing the service we deliver to the business and our clients whilst making Eversheds a flexible and inclusive place to work where all employees have the opportunity to flourish. Flexible working is just one of the steps towards achieving our vision. It is about client service excellence and working smarter, exactly what our people and clients would expect from a progressive law firm like Eversheds.”

Company:

Ford

“For more than ten years, Ford Motor Company Ltd has provided its UK employees with access to flexible working arrangements. It has enabled our employees to better balance their work and home lives and helped them to work effectively in a global business across different continents and time zones. The current economic climate has emphasised the importance of these agile working practices and demonstrated that they can offer organisations a competitive advantage. The workplace agility practices in place in Ford Motor Company Ltd of Britain are creating tangible value for the company.”

Company:

HM Treasury

Company:

ITV

“The media environment in which ITV operates is dynamic and we must ensure that we adapt with it. It is essential that we have a flexible workforce that can respond to consumers’ evolving needs, and over the last year, ITV has invested in a company-wide Workplace Refresh project to ensure all employees have the tools to achieve our goals.”

Company:

John Lewis

“The world of work is changing dramatically. Businesses need to be agile and responsive to new demands from consumers and that requires flexibility within the workforce. We need Partners to contribute their discretionary effort through roles that are meaningful and rewarding for them, and productive and innovative for the Partnership”

Company:

KPMG

“Agile working can help lead Britain back to growth. It’s good for individuals, and it’s also good for business. We have firsthand experience of this in times of growth and in more difficult times, and we’re looking continuously for ways of becoming more agile and more flexible to provide better client service, and better careers. I hope this initiative will help create new moulds for modern working”

Company:

Lloyds Banking Group

Company:

McKinsey & Company

“Our flexible working initiative ‘Take Time’ has proved very popular. It is an excellent way to allow colleagues to spend more time on external passions and interests, whilst still ensuring we can meet the needs of our clients. It helps us recruit and retain talented people and, by better matching capacity with client demand, delivers an operational benefit.”

Company:

Mitie

“MITIE is a fast-growing and ambitious company and will only reach its potential if it makes the most of all the talent within the company. By making sure that we have the right environment, flexibility and support for our people we will succeed together as a company.”

Company:

MTM Products

“The ability to respond to the ever changing challenges and opportunities in today’s world is key to businesses of all sizes. Having a well-motivated and agile workforce has proved a major enabler in this regard at MTM.”

Company:

Norman Broadbent

Company:

Tesco

“The retail landscape has transformed over the last few years, with more people shopping online, on their mobiles and at different times of day. As a business, we’ve evolved to respond to these changes. Making sure we have the right people working in the right roles at the right times is a fundamental part of that. Our experience has shown that if you engage with colleagues and explain to them why changes are being made, and ask them to suggest changes that would work best for them, it IS possible to reach a solution that works for customers, for colleagues and for the business as a whole.”

Company:

Willis

“Willis is proud to be associated with the launch of the Agile Future Forum (AFF). It is clear from the research that agile workforce practices have a significant role to play in advancing the interests of both employer and employee in boosting the competitiveness and profitability of UK Plc. Today’s report represents a valuable contribution to the debate over how the UK can continue to prosper in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace.”

Company:

IBM

“The UK marketplace is experiencing unprecedented rates of change and business must continually transform to successfully compete. This means transforming not just products and services but business processes and even entire business models; central to this is a workforce which can evolve and adapt to the needs of the market. Flexibility is a business imperative for IBM, helping employees manage their lives and meet their career aspirations whilst contributing their energy and talent to our business and our clients.”

Company:

Rufus Leonard

“Embedding an agile working mentality in our business has meant we have been able to respond to the substantial changes that have happened in our market. Rufus Leonard are a mid-size company and flexible working practices has allowed us to build the ever increasing range of specialist skills we need in a commercially viable and manageable way. Quite simply if we hadn’t adopted agile working practices we wouldn’t have the thriving business we have today.”

Company:

HMRC

“The ability to work with greater agility and adaptability is a crucial element in meeting some of our biggest challenges, both within Government as a whole and here in HMRC. Agility within the workforce, enables us to stretch the boundaries of what was once deemed impossible and gives the business a direction to stretch and grow incorporating technology and customer insight in order for us to tailor our services. Great consideration is been taken in HMRC to ensure that we develop the right processes and the right mix of agility to ensure that we get it right for the ultimate end user – the customer”.

Company:

Ministry Of Justice

“As the demands on the public sector increase, the MOJ needs to find new and innovative ways to keep improving services and the way it works to best serve the public, meet new challenges, and deliver value for the taxpayer.”

Company:

Microsoft

“Time is our most precious commodity. It’s precious because it’s finite – we cannot stretch it, bend it, or travel backwards in it. And, because we never seem to have quite enough, how we use it is important. Yet if we want to help people spend more of their day doing the things that have value to them, and less on the things that don’t, then as employers we need to think and act very differently. Smarter more agile working, backed by intelligent technology, can help all of us balance our needs between work life and rest of life. Work when you are at your most effective, from where you can be most productive, alongside the people you need to get the job done. Whenever, wherever and whoever, we will help you do more of the things you love.”

Company:

YBS

“The introduction of a smart working policy is already making a big contribution to the essential relationship of trust that lies at the heart of YBS’s culture.

Smart working both reflects the importance placed on colleagues’ wellbeing and also demonstrates how our trust agenda works in practice positively impacting colleague engagement, reducing absenteeism and increasing the ability to attract the very best talent in a very competitive market.”