Our Culture

Culture and Values

At Great Bear we are committed to future-proofing our great business through a sustainable strategy for growth and investment, not only in our sites, systems and network, but importantly – Our Great People.

Since 1994, we have built a strong and dynamic business based on the following core principles:

  • Keep our people safe
  • Deliver consistent and exceptional levels of customer service
  • Operate with the sophistication of a large operator but with the personal attention of a smaller business
  • Attract, retain and develop high calibre individuals
  • Be passionate about innovation and delivering value
  • Remain flexible – operationally and commercially
  • Take a long-term view on partnership development
  • Be sensitive to and supportive of our customers’ changing needs

Although large enough and sophisticated enough to be the logistics partner of choice for a selection of the world’s biggest brands, we retain the ethos, values and individual care towards our great people. It is critical to our success that our colleagues share our passion for developing the business and we are passionate about their wellbeing.

Our people are the foundations of our business.

We operate in a demanding industry and our expectations, and those of our customers, are extremely high. To ensure we deliver the quality service our clients deserve, we have talented and passionate individuals at every level in the organisation.

Our business has been built around
our people and our values.

The development of Great Bear has been achieved through the quality of our people; the leadership they demonstrate and the values they hold. Our responsible approach to growth has enabled us to develop talent within our business and attract high-calibre candidates who add different skills and strengths to support our future development.

We are progressive and modern in our approach to developing our teams and fundamentally believe that our people can achieve beyond their own expectations given the right environment, opportunities and encouragement.

Individuals who add real value and contribute to the success of our business are recognised, rewarded and encouraged to develop their career further within Great Bear. Our learning and development programme offered through Culina Group gives those who want it the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and experience, and prepare them for professional advancement.

A number of our colleagues have progressed through the business in this way and we continually strive to create opportunities for those with the determination and aptitude to succeed. Because of this, our staff retention is second to none.

“Great People Thrive at Great Bear.”

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We are committed to operating in line with the Culina Group core values. This is to ensure we
continue to provide our clients with a robust supply chain platform that can be trusted to
perform in a challenging and dynamic industry and offer our colleagues a supportive and
respectful place to work.

Communicating Better

Effective communication is essential.


We act stronger when we think and act together.


To employee development and progress within the organisation.


We take the time to listen to suggestions that could improve the business


We respect and support our colleagues


The will to win

Recognising Success

Recognition of great performance

Honesty & Integrity

In everything we do

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