Galton Voysey Number 1 Best Place to Work in Hong Kong According to Prestigious Award
July 24, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Galton Voysey, a leader in direct-to-consumer micro brands, recently took the number one spot at the 2019 Best Companies to Work for® in Hong Kong awards ceremony.
The prestigious award, run by the Great Place to Work® consultancy, celebrates companies that cultivate a culture based on trust, comradery and connection, whilst also championing innovative and unique workplace policies. It is the current golden standard for measuring work culture and is determined via two key assessments – a cultural audit questionnaire and anonymous trust employee survey.
“We hire the best people and give them the capital and autonomy to succeed,” said William Wolfram, Galton Voysey’s Chairman & CEO.
The team attributes Galton Voysey’s core values as being one of the main reasons the five-year-young company was awarded the number one spot. These values are unique to the company and underpin the work they do. One is to encourage employees to ‘Be Vocally Self Critical’ and admit their mistakes to foster greater learning, with a quarterly I Was Mistaken award and a HK$20,000 prize handed out. Galton Voysey employees also strive to ‘Follow Up Every Business Day’ and understand they have ‘The Right and Responsibility to Make Sense of Things’, which builds a greater sense of independence and skill of enquiry.
The Great Place to Work® award marks an important milestone for the burgeoning Hong Kong company as they continue forging a path to combat stale workplace practices through creativity and invention.
Galton Voysey Wins Best Place to Work Award by Great Place to Work®
January 24, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galton Voysey, the leading developer of direct-to-consumer microbrands, is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Greater China by Great Place to Work®. This is an award that strives to highlight workplaces with attractive work cultures and unique policies.
“We are honored to have been selected for this award in our first year participating, and we would like to extend our thanks to the Great Place to Work® team.” William Wolfram, Chairman & CEO said.
Great Place to Work® is a consultancy with a wide global reach; their ‘Best Companies to Work For’ accolade is the current golden standard in measuring whether or not a company has successfully created a great workplace for their employees. Their ‘Best Companies to Work for in Greater China’ award is determined through two assessments - the Culture Audit Management Questionnaire and the Trust Employee Survey, which anonymously asks employees questions about their workplace focusing on topics such as professional development, trust, transparency, recognition, support and work-life balance.
Already making waves with a viral video that showcased the company’s efforts to combat stale workplace practices, Galton Voysey continues to strive for innovative ideas to bolster team creativity and effectiveness. The company’s latest is the introduction of the ‘I Was Mistaken Award’, with an HK$20,000 (equivalent to US$2,550) reward to encourage and foster an environment where mistakes are treated as important learning experiences. The award marks an important milestone for the burgeoning company coming out of Hong Kong.
Head of Talent Acquisition at Galton Voysey
Hit Video Goes Viral Featuring Rising Hong Kong Start-Up Galton Voysey’s Bizzare Working Culture
November 21, 2018 12:37 AM Eastern Standard Time
HONG KONG--Galton Voysey, one of the fastest growing companies out of Hong Kong, has had a hit viral video, racking up well over 1 million views. The video, produced by popular Facebook content creator Nas Daily, highlights the rising company’s great efforts to buck the growing trend of stale work environments.
Galton Voysey’s standout culture is particularly noteworthy in Hong Kong, a city known more for its extremely competitive work landscape and less for open and progressive work cultures. Going against the grain, Galton Voysey’s policies include 3 weeks of paid paternity leave and 14 of weeks paid maternity leave.
Other game-changing policies include unlimited support for training and learning, free weekly private Mandarin and Cantonese lessons and daily homemade afternoon snacks.
“We’ve received an unprecedented flood of applications from around since the video went live,” said John Byrne, Head of Talent Acquisition, commenting on the impact of the viral video. “It’s been great to see so much engagement with the video, and we are always looking for talented people to join our growing team.”
Another employee, Kat Yip, Content Editor said “It’s really not just like that only in the video - it’s one of the best work environments with an amazing team.”
Head of Talent Acquisition at Galton Voysey
Galton Voysey celebrates 3 years of business
April 19, 2017 - Hong Kong. Galton Voysey was founded in 2014, built on the belief that the biggest brands of the next 50 years have not yet been built. Galton Voysey is disrupting the global luxury goods market with new and fresh thinking, in many cases helping brands go direct from factory to consumer through their own brand websites. Galton Voysey is not your typical luxury goods company. Seen as leading the way for luxury goods e-commerce, it’s no surprise that the management team is young and dynamic with co-founder and CEO Marine Aubrée Antikainen backed by biggest investor William Wolfram.
Unlike large luxury goods conglomerates who are struggling to go digital, Galton Voysey is an agile, fully independently owned business, operated out of the luxury goods capital of the world, Hong Kong. Our French CEO Marine Aubrée Antikainen, runs her business with a team of digital natives: experienced brand builders, big data analysts, designers, marketers and business professionals.
“Growing up with the Internet made it natural for us to rethink the traditional luxury goods market. Using agile methodologies and fresh thinking, there is room for disruption.” - Marine Aubrée Antikainen, CEO
The majority of Galton Voysey’s sales are generated by their brands selling directly to consumers through their branded web stores’ serving tens of thousands of customers in 41 countries around the world. Galton Voysey's annual sales run-rate directly to consumers exceed $50M USD, this is far in excess of any sales Galton Voysey generates through working with other retailers or partners.
This is similar to the methodologies successfully used by brands like Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club and Daniel Wellington. Galton Voysey has partnered up with, acquired and in many cases developed from the ground up brand concepts taking them from initial idea all the way to final product and post sales service.
“Design is at the heart of Galton Voysey’s operations,” says Estelle Rigoudy Kerby, a French national with a Master’s Degree in Product Design, based out of Hong Kong responsible for working directly with Galton Voysey’s key designers.
“We give our designers the freedom and flexibility to innovate, explore and test the boundaries of contemporary design without skimping on material costs or cutting corners in packaging and presentation. This is why we have become an employer of choice for some of the most talented designers in the world.” - Estelle Rigoudy Kerby, Creative Project Manager
The foundation of Galton Voysey’s operations is the relationships with a large network of carefully selected manufacturers based out of select provinces in China, as well as France, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and India. “We have 9 different nationalities in the team, and we foster our warm trust-based relationships with our vast network of suppliers,” says Antoine Le Flamanc, a French national in charge of multi-brand operations at Galton Voysey.
Galton Voysey has invested millions of dollars in marketing to build awareness for its brands and drive sales, being one of the top advertisers on Facebook in certain select categories.
“While Western Europe and the United States remain some of our most important markets today, we are thrilled to continue investing in our ever growing segment of quality conscious, brand focused consumers in China.” - Marine Aubrée Antikainen, CEO
Unlike Europe and the United States where e-commerce sales represent less than 7% of total retail spend, more than 15% of China’s retail is done through the Internet on services such as Taobao using payment methods such as WeChat and AliPay. This makes the market well suited for Galton Voysey’s unique strategy of connecting directly with consumers through the Internet and grabbing a share of mind of the affluent consumer base in China.
“We are excited to be a part of the race in becoming one of the most prominent providers of exceptional quality, luxury goods in the world’s largest luxury goods market: China.” - Marine Aubrée Antikainen, CEO
Galton Voysey is currently hiring and looking to add new team members to its dynamic team in the mission of becoming a big player in the luxury goods market.
Open vacancies at Galton Voysey:
Growth Hacker - Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Production & Quality Manager - Guangdong, China
Customer Service Representative - Tokyo, Japan (Kamikoto 神箏 ショールーム Limited)
For more information, go to https://galtonvoysey.com/careers/
Head of Talent Acquisition at Galton Voysey