We’ve always been flexible; it comes with the territory of an independent business. But we’ve gone further than most companies to foster a working environment that brings out the best in every employee. We’re all able to work from home when needed. We have a remote working policy that ensures working away from the office is as transparent and supported as it ought to be. However, most of us choose to work in the office as it’s through conversations and ‘aha’ moments with peers that the best work comes to light.
We have a famous ‘no long hours’ policy. Make no mistake; when we need to stay late to crack a deadline, we do. But by prioritising efficiency and open communication, working late is rarely on the agenda.
As for the ‘where’, home is a beautiful office in the countryside just outside Cambridge. We encourage a culture of exercise and staying active, whether on our own time or during the working day, and as a small incentive, we gift everyone with new trainers each year.
Because we’re all about people, we do personal development differently. Each staff member has a monthly review with their manager, focusing on identifying and nurturing strengths and dealing with concerns before they develop.
Continual professional development (CPD) is a priority, not a light at the end of the tunnel! Every full-time employee completes a mandatory 24 hours of training a year, with opportunity for more.
Our commitment to training has been recognised by the IPA and we are proud to be one of only 24 IPA platinum CPD-accredited agencies.
Not only do we believe this gives us a competitive edge, but it pushes us to invest in and improve our own skills. To us, there are few things more satisfying at work than watching a colleague take on and master a new skill.