The inside view from operations manager Chris Martinez

What makes your ideal employee?

Somebody who is passionate about what we do and the products we sell. We look for energetic and enthusiastic candidates who share our love for retail.

What sets apart working at Red5 from your competitors?

Red5 is probably the most fun, vibrant and diverse place to work and shop on the UK high street. The experience we have in our market means Red5 employees know they are offering our customers the best gadgets and gifts from around the world.

How do you strive to retain your staff?

We are committed to identifying employee skills and requirements, along

with developing and rewarding employees.

How do you ensure your employees have a good work/life balance?

We have a very flexible approach to working hours across our stores, along with an open and friendly culture.

Founded 2005

Based Hessle, East Yorkshire

Number of staff 300

Number of stores 19 standalone stores, three Hamleys concessions, three Selfridges concessions and26 HMV concessions

Number of days’ leave 28 days inclusive of bank holidays

Employee benefits Competitive salary with an achievable bonus, along with a pension scheme and staff discount

Work ethos Knowledgeable, vibrant staff who create an in-store atmosphere that makes high street shopping a pleasure