PR Week has named Lansons as highly commended in the large agency category of Best Places to Work Awards 2019. This is the second agency award that Lansons has won this year, along with the PRCA Workplace Champions – Very Large Agency. Lansons has now won a total of 18 agency awards.
From PR Week’s announcement –
‘A perennial Best Places to Work winner, Lansons continues to impress with its enlightened and generous employment policies.
The independent agency, with 104 UK employees, shares 25 per cent of profit with staff, and has done so in each of its 29 years of existence.
One third of staff currently own shares in the business, and founders Tony Langham and Clare Parsons aim to get their share down to 10 per cent each over the next 10 years. Other financial benefits include life assurance and critical illness insurance.
Lansons prides itself on career development opportunities. More than a third of people at account director level and above started at junior or account executive level, including five board directors. Almost half the team have been promoted in the last year.
The agency has no gender pay gap, and a 65/35 gender split in favour of women at every level of seniority.
Average paid holiday entitlement is 28.5 days, increasing by one day per year and an extra 10 days “milestone” holiday every five years. Medical checks are provided for employees, based on their age.’