Jump was started by eco entrepreneur Graham Simmonds in 2011 (initially as Green Rewards). Graham had built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity, and whilst he loves his trees, Graham also has a passion for getting people to do positive things.
Whether its cutting plastics, energy saving or cycling to work, the founding vision was to motivate lots of positive actions by lots of people which all add up to a big cumulative impact. This vision is as true for Jump today as it was in 2011, and we’ve already helped companies, councils and universities boost positive steps for over half a million people.
In 2020, Jump became 100% employee-owned which means all our team now have a real stake in our future. It was a natural step for us and means we can really make the most of the strength in our team and drive engagement for our clients.
Years of experience have taught us a few things about motivating people to think and act positively.
We believe in sharing insight and drawing on best practice in helping clients develop innovative programmes. We recognise that no two organisations are the same and we apply a flexible approach in tailoring programmes to the needs of each individual client.
Client-customised web platforms and apps help drive behaviour change and our technology enables you to track impact and measure change.
Friendly competition between teams and individuals motivates your people to take action, whilst recognising and rewarding top performers.
Bespoke digital communications drafted by our team help build an engaged community, maintaining momentum and share successes.
As CEO of Jump I lead a talented team of professionals committed to sustainability and wellness. For much of my 35 year career I’ve been immersed in environmental issues, particularly how to engage people in practical action. Previously I built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity as its founding chief executive, and I loved developing new initiatives such as The Edible Playground and the Million Trees Campaign.
In 2011 I set up Jump as I felt organisations large and small want to motivate action amongst their people around wellbeing and the planet, and a professional team dedicated to this purpose would help them accelerate their journey. I’m also proud to chair the Reward Gateway Foundation which supports organisations and projects that address inequality and disadvantage, with the ultimate mission of making the world a better, fairer, safer and more equal place to work.
I ensure Jump stays ahead of the curve when it comes to using technology to engage individuals and teams. Smart use of technology is at the heart of what we do, but making this technology work for our people is how we ensure real change happens. We’re constantly looking at ways we can help users learn more about what it means to be sustainable or improve their wellness and the steps they can take to achieve this.
I joined Jump in 2013 and found that my experience in e-commerce and a MSc in Sustainable Development were a good foundation for the work that we do. I love the challenge of applying our innovative platform to different clients and workplace cultures to ensure they get the most engagement as possible, rewarding those who achieve the most is fun too!
Since joining Jump fresh out of university back in 2013 I’ve seen many changes in the way we communicate – both as a company and more widely within the sustainability industry. The current shift of sustainability to the mainstream is accelerating at a pace and it’s exciting to be part of this step change. The insight I get from individual participants in our client programmes is invaluable as it helps me figure out the best way to get our messages across.
My team and I use digital communications to recognise individual and team success, providing information in a fun, meaningful way that encourages people to take action. It’s about creating a feedback loop where people see that their actions are having an impact and this is very powerful in creating positive change within an organisation.
Prior to Jump I worked for Keep Britain Tidy where I gained invaluable experience engaging different target audiences whilst implementing a new waste and recycling collection service for the London Borough of Ealing. I’ve taken this practical engagement experience into my role as Head of Client Services and use it to help our clients develop successful engagement programmes that reach all their people; I appreciate that what motivates behaviour change often differs from person to person.
My team and I are focused on building collaborative client relationships and successful programmes that generate real impact; we use our experience across different sectors and organisations to deliver programmes that work for each individual client. Key to this is our flexible, ‘can do’ approach and I am proud to see so many of our clients winning recognition and awards for the amazing impact their people are having on the planet and their own wellbeing.