Festive joy for JCB’s UK workforce
Solid year for company sees more than 6,000 employees rewarded with £750 Christmas bonus
JCB today delivered some festive cheer to thousands of UK employees – a £750 Christmas bonus for more than 6,000 employees, including agency employees with more than 12 months’ service, working at the company’s 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham.
JCB chairman Lord Bamford said today: ‘This year has been a solid one for JCB and demand for our machines going into next year is very strong. The whole team can be proud of what has been achieved in 2021 and I am delighted that we can reward everyone’s efforts with a Christmas bonus.’
JCB’s chief executive officer, Graeme Macdonald, added: ‘This year we will produce a record number of machines, and this bonus rewards a tremendous team effort.’
Commenting on his first JCB Christmas bonus, Toby Bell, a business degree apprentice at the company’s World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire, remarked: ‘It’s a big motivator to get rewarded like this, and a real boost. It’s really kind of JCB to give us a Christmas bonus and to be recognized for the hard work everyone has put in this year.’
Early Careers Scheme leader Holly Broadhurst said: ‘This has come as a really fantastic surprise. It’s tremendous that everyone’s hard work and dedication has been rewarded.’
Backhoe loader production support specialist Kait Williams added: ‘It’s brilliant news. This bonus is going to give everyone a great Christmas.’