For us, it’s about making a difference as individuals too – beyond the insights we glean and the work we produce.
We each understand that a great working culture starts with us, from one person to another, which means…
We always try to find ways to say ‘yes’
We demonstrate our expertise and we’re proud of our craft
We ask people what we can do to help
We fix things and we’re constructive
We show respect and have each other’s back
We invest in each person to make their time with us progressive – from offering technical courses to funding leadership skills development. Everyone receives training in mental health awareness and is provided with support to work remotely.
All our managers are trained to be their best, to share their experience, and to give those in their teams the tools and skills they need to flourish.
Knowing our differences strengthens our business – we’re on a journey to create a culture diverse in people and thinking, too.
We’ve instigated our ALL IN campaign to do just that. Our ALL IN Ambassadors organise workshops and invite speakers, leading to greater awareness and change across the agency. We learn about subjects such as ‘stages of bias’, ‘talent first’ and ‘understanding privilege’.
And our commitment to making a genuinely inclusive culture also means providing opportunities for all of our people to succeed. Which is why we’ve rolled out training for everyone.
We want to be a place where people come to do their best work and have the best times of their career. We continue to educate and to celebrate success together.
Each year we tuck into hot sarnies and cakes at our Macmillan coffee mornings. We’ve done our fair share of Tough Mudders too, raising money for local charities like Cirencester’s Churn Project.
In 2019, we pledged to make a difference in our community and keep at it. We set up our Community Giving Group – our very own goodwill ambassadors – to look for ways and places where we can make a positive change.
We’ve recycled our clothes for The Family Haven – a day centre helping vulnerable families in the region. And, working with Cirencester Opportunity Group, we’ve been able to give children with learning disabilities some new equipment and toys. In 2020, several of us volunteered at our local Foodbank and got to be part of their great system – a humbling and eye-opening experience for all.
Because we own our own building, we’re transforming our whole ground floor to create agile community spaces. Here, we’ll meet with clients informally, enjoy a coffee from the barista bar, and work together on new campaigns.
We’re committed to making our world a better place through
what we do and how we do it.
We have a dedicated Green Team investigating new initiatives. But, for now, we’ve got a stack of smaller things going on:
There’ll be no let-up this year, whatever challenges we’ll face. We’ll be pushing on with what we’ve started – to continue our environmental drive and up our sustainable energy programme. We’re looking to create a brighter future by…
It’s all in the name of promoting a healthy environment. We’re making a workplace that’s bigger than work – one that’s socially responsible, promotes transparency and has an ethical approach. Part of that is about reducing our environmental impact and being active in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.