Nelson Bostock Unlimited ticks a lot of the right boxes when being considered as a great place to work, according to the judges.
Open communication is a major part of the agency’s culture, with all staff briefed on a Monday about the big things happening that week. Nelson Bostock Unlimited operates a face-to-face communications policy as much as possible, with junior staff having access to a mentoring scheme. Meanwhile, its Winning Minds initiative encourages staff to spend up to five hours each month on self-improvement and development of their own projects.
The agency also has a formalised talent academy, which includes internal and external training at every level. Although Nelson Bostock Unlimited typically spends about £500 per head on training, this is not a strict limit. If the training opportunity is right, company bosses will invest far more to ensure staff members are building the skills they need.
A Friday-afternoon get-together run by the agency gives it an opportunity to share a beer with staff and celebrate company and individual successes from the past week.