Lansons is winner of Best Places to Work award by PR Week
We are proud to announce that we have been voted Best Place to work (mid-sized agency) by PR Week.
This is a tremendous achievement which recognises the hard work we put in collectively to make Lansons one of the best agencies to work in.
The competition was tougher than ever with nearly 100 firms of all shapes and sizes entering this year, answering questions about their training opportunities, pay and benefits, staff retention rates, staff wellbeing and internal comms.
As previous winners it was that much harder for us to show growth and development on all of the above categories which makes this achievement that much more outstanding.
Here’s what they said about us:
Lansons has consistently been recognised as one of the best places to work in the industry. This is because it strikes a great balance between offering staff a fun and supportive work environment and taking their career seriously.
The agency only asks its staff to work out of hours if it is genuinely needed for clients or when networking at events. It recently installed a new IT system that allows staff to access their entire work desktop from home if they need to. Staff are rewarded for extra work through time in lieu or gifts such as vouchers, Space NK 'relaxation packs' or dinner somewhere special.
It has a share ownership scheme that means a third of its employees are partners and have a financial stake in the agency. There are no outside shareholders or partners. A third of Lansons' annual profits are shared with staff through bonuses and benefits. All staff are offered the chance to take a direct financial stake in new group companies.
Holidays are generous (up to 33 days) and staff are given an extra ten days' paid holiday every five years to celebrate that milestone. Staff can also use their holidays in small chunks of one-and-a-half hours for added flexibility.
Lansons' business has been built on the concept of internal progression and development. Two of its current board directors started at Lansons at the most junior level, as did five of its current associates. The management team reflects the gender balance of the agency at 75 per cent female, so progression right to the top is an attainable goal for everyone.
We are thrilled with our recognition - thanks to everyone at Lansons for making it a great place to work.