The Creative Engagement Group makes Best Companies to Work For list

best companies award for TDCG - Russ Lidstone Group CEO

The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) has been listed in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2021.

A division of international healthcare and communications group Huntsworth, TCEG was placed at number #94 in the first year it has entered. 

Best Companies celebrates the very best in workplace engagement across the UK.

The agency was also ranked in a further specialist award and three regional awards.

TCEG placed #12 in the Marketing & Media’s 40 Best Agencies to Work For 2021 list, which recognises the company’s commitment to its employees for that particular sector.

Best Companies to Work For

In the regional lists, the group’s London office placed at number #35 in London’s 75 Best Large Companies List, while its Manchester office ranked #65 among the North West’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

TCEG’s Plymouth office was listed at number #38 for the South West’s 50 Best Companies to Work For.

These accolades follow TCEG being awarded two-star status in the Best Companies Accreditation Programme 2021. A two-star accreditation is given to those companies that demonstrate ‘outstanding levels of workplace engagement’.

Employees at all levels participated in a survey where results were benchmarked against other companies. 

TCEG’s listing reflects the wide range of employee policies and benefits on offer, including a peer-to-peer recognition scheme, volunteering schemes and highly flexible hours.

The Creative Engagement Group was commended for its approach to remote working during the pandemic. 

Wellbeing focus

TCEG leaders and line managers increased their focus on mental and physical wellbeing and personal resilience by ensuring regular, two-way communications that were transparent, honest and empathetic and maintained the group’s unique culture remotely. 

Employees were encouraged to schedule breaks and given the confidence to say ‘no’ to meeting requests that would disrupt that downtime.

Russ Lidstone, CEO of The Creative Engagement Group, said: “We are proud to receive these highly respected awards in recognition of our approach to workplace culture and engagement. 

“Our people are everything and our ‘work with, not for’ philosophy is key to who we are. 

“Particularly this last year – contending with a global pandemic and as we acquired three new companies – we were keen to understand how we compare. 

“The results are a meaningful acknowledgement of our collective efforts but give us good insight on how to continue to improve.”