## People Mulberry started life as a family business in Somerset in 1971, and the feeling of a community working together is still at the heart of our business.
### We are the largest employer in the village of Chilcompton
* We are the largest employer in the village of Chilcompton that is home to our flagship factory, The Rookery, and The Willows, our second factory in Bridgwater, Somerset was built in 2013 in conjunction with government funding to address unemployment in the area. * We believe in driving a positive culture through the philosophy of our Employee Values: Be Open, Be Bold, Be Imaginative, Be Responsible. * We provide equal opportunities for promotion and progression. * We are working to close our gender pay gap. * We ensure an inclusive environment that which embraces diversity. * We have a high degree of diversity across our teams, with a wide range of background, nationalities and ages employed across our office around the globe. * We inspire our workforce of the future and provide opportunities to the next generation of talent.
### Apprenticeship program launched in 2006
* In 2006 we took on our first apprentices through a government-approved Leather Goods Manufacturing qualification in partnership with Bridgwater & Taunton College. * Since then many apprentices have completed the Leather Goods Manufacturing qualification, with many of them progressing into new roles across the business such as product development, planning and market support.