NEWCASTLE-based O PR has been named as one of the UK’s top agencies to work for at PR Week magazine’s Best Places to Work Awards.
The Ouseburn firm was revealed as one of the top three small agencies in the UK at the London event last night, thanks to its range of talent development, training and team-building activities.
Managing director at O, Kari Owers said: “We are thrilled to be up there among the best PR agencies in the UK with this award.
“Company culture is something we invest a huge amount of time, energy and resource into; in fact despite being a small team we have a dedicated culture guardian because that’s how important it is to us.
“Our vision is to create an inspiring, challenging and fun place where people enjoy coming into work every day, so they can produce great creative work for our clients.
“This starts with recruiting and training the best people. Alongside our in-house training school, The Ocademy we run an entry-level programme to give graduates the opportunity to fast track their careers with us.
“Our teamwork activities bring our creative studio, social and PR teams together every week of the year, from inspirational sessions to community and charity work, health programmes and our famous Oway day for fun and future forecasting.”
Each shortlisted finalist at the PR Week Best Places to Work Awards faced a panel interview with judges from PR Week magazine, PRCA and Mumsnet whose criteria included work environment, staff training and development through to equality and diversity practices, pay and perks.