Matalan wins gold with Mumsnet


We are extremely proud to be collecting a gold award for the second year running at the Mumsnet Family Friendly awards ceremony. Presented by Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, the award acknowledges our achievements in consistently meeting family friendly criteria for both for our employees and our customers.

The Gold Award is presented in recognition of our innovative work in developing family friendly practices, including our brand new baby nurture area at our Cardiff high street store, enhanced benefits for our staff, and our internal staff family listening groups which help us to ensure that our policies are having an impact and reaching staff at all levels.

Mumsnet's Family Friendly programme works with businesses across the UK to improve family friendly policies, both for employees and also for customers. Since the programme started in 2010, over 1.7 million employees have been involved. Through the use of 'secret shoppers', staff audits and policy analysis the programme tracks member companies to ensure they are living up to public commitments and continuing to develop family friendly practices. Matalan are proud to have been a part of the programme since its launch 4 years ago.

"Matalan is a family run business so naturally family has always been a part of everything we do. Since joining the Mumsnet Family Friendly programme 4 years ago we have become a lot more focused with our ambitions and have delivered some amazing changes for both Matalan customers and staff from staff listening groups and enhanced benefits to a baby nurture area in our Cardiff concept store. We are extremely proud to be a member of the programme and our relationship with Mumsnet has only strengthened our will and determination to become the UK's No. 1 family friendly retailer." Lee Pinnington, Matalan Marketing Director.

"It's great to see so many companies putting family friendliness at the heart of their businesses and realising that there are positive business benefits from considering the needs of families, whether they're customers or employees." Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO and Founder.

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