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SME deems limitless holidays a success

Billionaire Virgin boss Richard Branson announced that he was allowing limitless holidays for his staff recently, but one SME has already implemented it.

Stockton IT firm Visualsoft introduced limitless holidays and unmonitored flexible working for all its 161 staff earlier this year, and has deemed the alternative working regime a success.

Visualsoft employees can take as much time off as they want, whenever they like When they do work, it can be from the office, home, or on Mars – as long as standards are maintained.

In the past three months, the company has seen a positive rise in all areas of the business, including staff morale, creativity, productivity and client satisfaction.

“We believe that staff should not be tied down by strict working hours or monitored by their time spent in the office,” Visualsoft’s Managing Director Dean Benson said.

“We introduced this innovative new way of working to give our staff the flexibility they deserve – whether they’re working from home, answering emails from a cafe or calling clients on the go, as long as they get the job done, we’re happy for them to do as they please.”

Visualsoft employs 161 members of staff across four offices in Stockton On Tees, Newcastle, London and Australia, having more than quadrupled the size of its team in the past four years.

Since it was established in 1998, the company has grown at an annual average rate of 300 per cent, and now has a portfolio of over 850 clients from the UK and Europe.

In addition to unlimited holidays and flexible working, the company also offers staff free breakfast, free protein and supplements, and subsidised gym memberships. Sounds too good to be true!