Over the last ten years, we’ve worked incredibly hard crafting our culture. Doing everything we can to ensure our staff are well looked after and we’re a nice place to work.

So, to be recognised as one of the best places to work in the North East in an initiative by The Journal is incredibly exciting for us. It feels like the culmination of our efforts.

Part of ncjMedia’s Invest in the North East campaign, which aims to make the North East a better place in which to live and work, companies from the region were invited to submit entries in The Journal competition, and were scored on factors including policies for staff development, community involvement, perks and bonuses, and looking after staffs’ physical and mental health.

The ‘50 Best Places to Work in the North East for 2019‘ were then unveiled at an awards night held at Newcastle’s Biscuit Factory. Not only did we place at number 21 on the list, we also scooped the ‘Best Perk’ award on the night.

We received the award in recognition for our ‘create days’. You see, we recognise the importance of taking a little time out to think or simply create (hence the name). But in the fast-pace of agency life, sometimes you can get so bogged down with the day-to-day client work that you forget to take time out to focus on your own professional development.

So, create days were born. A paid day off for each team member, every month to get away from the office, find some creative inspiration and focus on professional development. Whether it be attending a conference, reading a book, listening to podcasts or even just experimenting to crack a new skill. 

We put our people first at ramarketing. They are the heart of everything we do. If they succeed, we succeed. So we believe in doing the right thing – for our team and for our clients. And create days are just a small part of that. 

We are an agency driven by collective purpose and enjoyment, not just money. So we strive to love each other, love our clients and love ourselves. The result? World-class work that gets our clients noticed and a company culture like no other. 

Oh, and we’ll be gunning for a top 20 position next year…