StrategiQ Named Among Sunday Times’ Best Places to Work in 2024

3 min read by Olivia Phillips 10 May 2024

Multi-award winning integrated agency StrategiQ has today been recognised as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Places to Work in 2024.

This prestigious accolade comes as the agency celebrates a decade of success and expansion, defying industry challenges with its sustained growth and commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture.

Despite a challenging landscape where many businesses have struggled or closed their doors, StrategiQ has flourished, solidifying its presence with offices in Suffolk, Leamington Spa, London, and a newly opened branch in Manchester. This expansion reflects the agency’s resilience and innovative approach to growth and strategy.

The agency, which employs 49 people, is run by Andy Smith, CEO, Sarah Smith, Co-Founder and Chief People Officer, and James Bavington, Chief Technical Officer, who have cultivated an exceptional workplace culture that prioritises its employees’ growth and satisfaction.

The Sunday Times’ nationwide workplace survey honours Britain’s top employers, spanning diverse industries and sizes, while also recognising excellence in supporting various demographic groups.

StrategiQ’s remarkable achievement is underlined by its outstanding performance metrics. With an impressive average engagement score of 89% and a 0% flight risk from its existing team over the next nine months, the agency’s commitment to employee satisfaction and retention is evident. Feedback from the survey highlighted soaring scores in agency pride, wellbeing, transparency of information, and internal recognition, with a resounding 93% confidence score in management—19% higher than the industry average.

Sarah Smith said: “Being honoured as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Places to Work is truly humbling and underscores the dedication and hard work of our exceptional staff. They have played a pivotal role in our success and in serving our valued clients. 

“We acknowledge the challenges faced by many agencies in recent years, particularly amidst the backdrop of Covid and economic uncertainty. Despite these hurdles, our team’s unwavering commitment shines through. We’ve heard from new clients who sought out our services due to the reputation of our hardworking team. 

“This recognition reaffirms our belief in placing people at the heart of our growth, fostering an environment where employees thrive and feel appreciated. It’s a testament to our team’s efforts, and we are committed to sustaining and enhancing our supportive and inclusive workplace culture at StrategiQ,” she said.

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