For us, it’s about being meaningful as individuals too – beyond the insights we glean, the work we produce and the profit we make. That way, the agency as a whole is a credible part of its own Meaningful Brands story.
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 if there’s anything we can help with
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 meaningful – from technical courses to specialist leadership skills. And everyone receives training in Mental Health Awareness.
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 meaningful 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 difference.
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, we’ll be volunteering in our local foodbank… watch this space.
Because we own our building, we not only get to be creative in our work but also in our environment. This year, we’re transforming our whole ground floor. It’ll create agile community spaces to help people come together to share ideas, share moments and have fun.
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. 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…
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.