Find out about our company culture

Our people

We believe in our people

People make all the difference. We therefore give our 200-plus employees encompassing over 10 different nationalities the attention they deserve and need. This helps them to develop and grow to reach their full potential. Our Plantify Academy and company culture play a key role here. Moreover, as a family business, we cherish the Royal Lemkes characteristics of trust and respect.

We are proud to rank among the SUB40, the top 40 ‘extremely attractive companies in the Dutch horticulture sector’. We were also voted Best Employer for 2017-2018, achieving the highest ranking of three stars.

Each day, we are committed to sustainable growth.

Our HR strategy

We believe corporate culture contributes significantly to a company’s success and our HR strategy plays an important role in this. We have opted for a sustainable development policy with a strong focus on personal growth, vitality and diversity.

Our five core values are: togetherness, reliability, leadership, customer engagement and craftsmanship. These core values are deeply embedded in our DNA and are reflected in everything we do.

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“Short lines, innovation and personal development: our growth ambition is abundant and creates tonnes of positive energy. Our office and workplaces are fantastic!”

Danielle de Koning
Process Manager

Personal growth

Everyone has their own talents, ambitions and goals

Royal Lemkes gives you plenty of opportunities to shape your career and does everything it can to support you in this. We pay genuine attention to who you are, what you do and what you aspire to be. With this in mind, we founded the Royal Lemkes Plantify Academy to provide courses that allow you to continue to develop your leadership qualities, professional knowledge and other skills and interests.

There is also a development programme for young talent. And if you want to move on to a different job after a few years, that too is possible. For example, you may be interested in a position with more responsibilities or in a role at a comparable level in another area. We believe that when you blossom, so do we!

Watch our video about sutainable growth of our people


Working together on vitality

As a company, we thrive when employees are energetic and enthusiastic. This means having a healthy workforce with people who are sick less often. But it also entails employees who are more creative, loyal and team oriented. It’s about sustainable vitality and employability and that is closely related to good health.

Lifestyle factors like exercise, smoking, alcohol, nutrition and relaxation affect employability. We therefore pursue an active vitality policy. In 2018, some 70% of our employees took part in a preventive medical examination. This led to valuable and enjoyable initiatives like STOPtober, the Food & You workshop and Alpe d’HuZes.


Differences enhance our company

Whether it’s gender, age, experience, nationality or character, diversity makes our organisation more colourful, beautiful and successful. We employ over 10 nationalities and possess a dynamic blend of young talent and colleagues with many years’ experience.

In addition, we actively employ people from sheltered workshops to give everyone the chance to make a difference. Most of our employees have also completed a ‘colour code analysis’ and have discussed this during team coaching sessions. All are welcome in our family firm. Together, we can achieve much more.

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Our office

Our office

Sustainable, green and sociable

As soon as you enter our sustainable office, you will experience an authentic green ambience: plants on the walls, a real vintage greenhouse as a meeting room, green style rooms showcasing the latest trends and our own Creation Lab where we work on creative concepts for our customers.

Our building is equipped with 4,000 solar panels, LED lighting and heat pumps. The solar panels generate enough energy for us to be energy neutral. We even produce more than we use. Employees can use this surplus energy for their own home. Green electricity directly from the Royal Lemkes solar panel roof – how special is that!

“Our company lunches are becoming increasingly varied and healthy.
We have introduced ‘Meatless Monday’ and source seasonal products,
such as pears and apples, from a local orchard.”

Yolanda Moor