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Wolff Olins ranks 12th in Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK in 2022

We have been named as the UK’s 12th Best Small Company to Work For in the 2022 Best Companies annual list - and received the awards’ highest accolade of a three-star accreditation as a World Class Company to Work For.

We are the only branding agency to feature in the Top 100 in the small company category, which included businesses with up to 74 employees. And we're also the only branding company to win the World Class three-star rating across all the size categories.

Among the qualities we were singled out for was the fact that 95% of our staff agreed with the statement, “I love working for this organisation”, with its staff global forum and regular informal open-mic sessions welcomed as places for exchange of ideas and experiences.

A strong social conscience is important to Wolff Olins, with 92% of our staff agreeing that the company lives up to its words. This includes various initiatives from financial support of Brixton Finishing School to many staff contributing time and content for training programmes for underrepresented communities.

Our salary benchmark policy, which makes sure that employees’ pay is in line with the industry, was also noted for its success, and 85% of staff agreed with the statement, “I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations”. 

Sairah Ashman, our Global CEO, said: “Winning this award is testament to our amazing people, our shared commitment to doing the best work of our lives and supporting each other in doing so - I couldn’t be prouder of our team or more inspired.”

Estelle Wackermann, our Managing Director for EMEA, added: "A big part of the work we do with our clients on their transformation journey is helping them to build the right culture - what better proof-point than having our very own thriving culture recognised."

Best Companies describes Wolff Olins as a place that attracts staff who are ambitious and optimistic for the world. They work in a culture of creativity, learning and leadership, where they are encouraged to challenge the status quo and have mobility opportunities across geographies and disciplines.

Achieving the three-star ‘World Class to Work For’ accolade is the highest of four awards recognising the levels of workplace engagement. It is only given to those companies where the scores from the in-depth staff surveys reach the top benchmark.