"But if you think about it, 'fun' is quite hard to do,” Mike explains, “our employees are discerning. If we came out with some cheesy rubbish, they would be like 'this isn't fun, this is cheesy rubbish'. So we have to be quite innovative in what we do."
Byron Burgers embraces fun in every aspect of their people strategy, from speed dating recruitment to ‘burger research’ development trips across the world.
However, the culture is driven from the top. Founder Tom Byng and Head Chef Fred Smith are truly part of the fun, according to Williams: “As a management team we have to set the example, so when we’re in the restaurants it’s about not being stuffy, not being formal, and having a bit of a laugh with people.”
Byng even goes as far as to dress as a squirrel and throw nuts at staff quarterly.
To find out more see this month’s magazine here.
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