WPR Awarded 38th Place in Best Companies List

WPR has been awarded 38th place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2020 list at the Best Companies Awards.

This news comes shortly after the agency received a three-star accreditation from Best Companies, which represents the highest possible standard of workplace engagement. This is awarded to organisations with a Best Companies Index (BCI) score above 738, calculated through a multi-step process that includes company survey answers.

In a report published on the night of the awards, Best Companies credited WPR for its Furry Friends Fridays, in which “12 hounds are on a rota to spend a day of pampering, petting and posing for Instagram-friendly portraits around the office”.

The round-up also revealed that the team are happy with pay and benefits, with an 81% positive score, and 89% have confidence in the skills of senior managers.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate WPR on its achievement. Organisations like WPR have continued to focus on their team and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

Jane Ainsworth, managing director of WPR, said: “Being awarded 38th place in the Best Small Companies to Work For list is a huge achievement for us – especially as this is the first year we have entered.

“We have always operated in the belief that if we look after our people, they will look after our clients, and this has long helped us to maintain an exceptional team and client retention rates, which sit way above industry averages.

“As well as Furry Friends Fridays, we aim to provide every individual with the opportunity to gain new skills to enable them to progress within WPR. In addition, we celebrate successes in a way that ensures the whole team receives recognition for their hard work.

“We also have a team of people within the agency dedicated to improving health and wellbeing, as well as mental health first aiders, a charity committee and a social committee. With clubs covering everything from books and films to football and running, there is always something going on at WPR.”