Corporate Philosophy

Corporate Philosophy

The ability of Arbuthnot to adapt and grow has come from managing the business through seven key principles developed over time.

 
Integrity

Arbuthnot serves its shareholders, its customers and its employees with integrity and high ethical standards. This is expressed in a progressive dividend policy, in fair pricing and pay for performance.

Reciprocity

Arbuthnot attaches great importance to good relations with customers and business partners, and treating them fairly and promptly. Arbuthnot believes in reciprocity.

Independence

Arbuthnot is independent, and profit and growth oriented while maintaining a controlled risk profile.

Culture

Arbuthnot's approach is based on diversification to spread the risk, a long-term view to further growth, empowerment of management and a culture of rewards for achievements to engender loyalty.

Entrepreneurialism

Arbuthnot's business is conducted in an innovative, flexible and entrepreneurial manner, with an opportunistic and countercyclical attitude.

Stability

Arbuthnot does not sacrifice long term prospects for short term gains – nor sacrifice stability for quick profits, and it will never put the whole company at risk.

Teamwork

Ultimately, the success of Arbuthnot depends on the teamwork, commitment, and performance of its employees, combined with the determination to win.

A word from Sir Henry Angest, Chairman and Chief Executive

"Arbuthnot has a history of over 184 years serving its customers, as well as a long track record of profitability against the background of a continually changing environment. The ability of Arbuthnot to adapt and grow has come from managing the business through seven key principles developed over time. These principles, always applied with pragmatism and common sense, govern the activities of the Group, ranging from major strategic issues to smaller day-to-day operational matters.

The continued application of these principles will allow the business to pursue growth in a controlled manner, providing a high quality service to its customers whilst delivering good returns to shareholders and securing the well-being of its employees."

He whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious. Sun Tzu The Art of War 500 BC