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MEC: the top UK media agency in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

1 March, 2011

First time entry into 68th position caps incredible five-year journey for agency

LONDON — MEC, a leading media agency,, has today been confirmed in 68th place in the highly prestigious The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2011.

This fantastic achievement is even more of an impressive feat given that this is the first year that MEC has entered into the process. Additionally, the high-profile agency has come out top amongst a host of its close competitors to take the billing as the highest ranked media agency in the UK.

The judges recognised MEC’s five year revenue rise but paid special tribute to the following areas garnered from the agency-wide employee survey:

  • Investment in staff training is three times the industry average ensuring strong teams and managers with 75 per cent (a top ten score) saying that the training is of great benefit to them
  • In the employee survey, staff said that they had a positive future at the agency scoring an impressive 74 per cent positive score
  • 71 per cent of staff said their managers helped them fulfil their potential whilst 68 per cent said that the senior leaders listened to their employees
  • The survey recognised that 73 per cent of staff felt a strong sense of family within MEC with that same number saying that senior managers live the values of the organisation
The 2011 process saw 1,165 companies applying to achieve a ‘star status’ with just 498 of these companies achieving the feat, split between small, medium and large organisations. Based on staff feedback, organisations receive a Best Companies index score which then determines the star rating compared to a fixed standard. MEC was one of the 498 companies and has been awarded a 1 Star Status Accreditation which corresponds to a first class rating.

Steve Hatch, CEO, MEC, commented: “This is a wonderful accolade for everyone at MEC as we aim to be the best agency to work at in the UK. It’s testament to the energy we’ve invested in creating industry leading people practices which make a difference and meet the needs and aspirations of everyone. We’re a listening business and each person at MEC has played a critical role in establishing a differentiated and positive culture across the agency.
“We’ve excelled in the area of providing inspirational opportunities for personal growth with a ‘top 10’ score and this reflects our commitment to developing our people and guaranteeing our clients the best talent to deliver the best results for their business.”

Clare Alger, People & Culture Director, MEC, commented: “We’ve seen unprecedented success through engaged, inspirational talent who are passionate about working at MEC and growing our business to the next level. It’s an honour to be ranked as one of the top 100 companies in the UK to work for and we’re thrilled that within this, we’ve been considered the best media agency”.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Foster / Ben Gold / Lucy Werner
T: 020 7927 9999

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