Manifest wins Gold at PR Week ‘Best Places to Work’ 2018

by Martin Farrar-Smith

Following up from our recent 4 award haul at the PR Moment awards, we were again walking away with another gong, this time the ‘Best Small Agency to Work For’ in PR Week’s Best Places to Work 2018.

When our Happiness Officer, Lucy, came to work with us just over a year ago one thing that stuck in her head was Alex saying he wanted to make Manifest the best and happiest agency to work. In the past we had won bronze at PR Week’s Best Places to Work and this year we wanted to up the anti. In the last year we have introduced some amazing initiatives to make this happen. As well as our Unlimited Holiday policy, we have brought in a minimum policy too!

We revamped Manifest Balance, our benefits scheme with more focus on wellbeing rather than just perks. We debuted The Happiness Dividend, our team bonus share scheme and The F*ck Off Grant, for our new recruits. If you want to leave after three months, we will pay you to go. If you want to stay, you can pass on the grant to the person who has made you feel the most at home!

We also updated and reinstated The Manifest Diploma — our internal training programme. We also invested in specialist training for our team so that they could deliver first class training within the agency.

All of these initiatives were enough to make the judges award us Gold with PR Week commenting;

“For its sheer volume of innovative ideas, a progressive culture and results to back it up, Manifest was the top choice in this category.”

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