27th February 2012, by Natalie Merrix
Great news for us this week – we’ve been ranked number 81 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.
The accolade completes a hat-trick for WAA, having been named amongst the UK’s leading employers on two previous occasions.
The award lists the top 100 small companies in the UK according to their performance in eight key indicators: staff engagement, leadership, relationship with management, personal growth, wellbeing, teamwork, corporate responsibility, job engagement and fair treatment of staff.
WAA founder and chief executive Andrew Wilson comments: “This result is a tremendous achievement and a tribute to all our employees and clients. At WAA, we recognise the value that an engaged workforce adds to the overall performance of our company, which in-turn makes the agency a fun and vibrant place to be.
WAA has been in business for 25 years and my focus has always been on attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry so it’s great to see that focus being recognised in this way.”
The Sunday Times ranking follows the annual Recommended Agency Register (RAR) survey, which rated WAA eighth place in the best creative agencies outside of London.
Sport has always thrived on sponsorship, and people have always had an inherent desire to spectate over who will triumph and who will fail. As a result, major sporting events continually attract huge crowds and huge revenues, and the London 2012 Olympic Games are no exception.
If you’re British and over the age of 30, I probably just planted what our German friends call an ‘Ohrwurm’ (an ear worm) in your head. You might even recall that the associated product is 'shaped for confidence and comfort'. Alternatively, you could be scratching your head and asking yourself what this has to do with marketing, and why the (male) writer is going on about sanitary towels…