WPR Wins National Award For Giving Something Back
At the final Best Companies awards of 2022, WPR was not only named one of the best places to work in the UK, but also received the small companies’ special award for ‘giving something back’.
The special award, celebrating a business that looks after the environment and finds creative ways of giving back to the community, was received in recognition of WPR’s commitment to sustainability and to supporting charitable and community initiatives.
Jane Ainsworth, WPR’s managing director, said: “In WPR’s 30th year, our 30 Positive Impacts at 30 initiative has been the catalyst for finding new ways to make a difference to our people, our planet, our community, our society and our future.
“We chose to support two incredible organisations in particular, one in our local community and one connected to our PR community. Through the Ladywood Community Project, based just a few miles from our office, we’ve helped families in need with funding for school uniforms, financial assistance to reduce energy bills, and professional advice. And we’ve supported the incredible charity Molly Olly’s in their work helping families cope with the darkest of days, making wishes come true for four children as well as giving our time.
“Our commitment to having a positive impact is stronger than ever. So, receiving recognition from Best Companies for the work we’re doing with causes close to our hearts really is an honour.”
Best Companies Live also saw the league tables announced for ‘best places to work’.
- In the category identifying the best marketing and media agencies to work for in the country, WPR was ranked seventh nationally.
- In the national league table, WPR was named 15th best small company to work for across all sectors.
- In the West Midlands regional league table, the Birmingham PR agency was placed 16th on a list of businesses spanning all industries and all sizes.
Launched in 2001, Best Companies is recognised as the standard in workplace engagement. It works with some of the world’s best-known organisations to measure, improve and celebrate great workplace engagement.