Hotwire

Become recognized as the pre-eminent global technology communications consultancy.
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Global communications consultancy, Hotwire, helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers and their teams through various internal initiatives such as continued use of Zoom and Slack to enable interaction and communication, as well as an assigned social budget for colleagues to meet up and spend some time together.

Founded in 2000 in London, the business operates across 11 locations covering the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world. Employees are often part of international teams and there is constant knowledge sharing across offices, teams and countries. Hotwire's clients include Zoom, Hostelworld, Travelex and BIC Shave Club.

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Hotwire, with the organisation aiming to ensure everyone feels part of one team. Committed to inclusivity, it's three year DEI strategy has established a vision and set metrics to measure success. In 2021, the company set up sub-councils for two minority groups (BAME and LGBTQIA+) to inform and steer activities, as well as partnering with 10,000 Black Interns, an organisation helping young and talented black students get opportunities in the corporate world.

With a people-focused approach, Hotwire continue to invest in employee development, with a comprehensive induction and training programmes to ensure its people have all the skills they need in order to perform their roles in the best way and follow their career aspirations in the future.

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Wellbeing

84% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Hotwire is invested in diminishing the stigma around mental health, ensuring people have all the resources they need to educate themselves, take care of their mental health and support colleagues. The company developed a mental health toolkit with valuable resources that employees can access 24/7, as well as an Employee Assistance Programme.
Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

The Hotwire Ignite Possibility Programme, part of its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, is directing up to $1 million in pro bono brand, marketing, and public relations services to qualifying tech and tech-enabled organisations that are minority-led or provide a product or service benefitting minority communities.
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92% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

After four years' service, employees can take a sponsored sabbatical choosing between three-months' leave at half pay, six-weeks' leave at full pay or a one-off bonus instead of the time off. Hotwire has extended this to offer six weeks' leave at full pay after every four years of continuous service.
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84% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Hotwire is invested in diminishing the stigma around mental health, ensuring people have all the resources they need to educate themselves, take care of their mental health and support colleagues. The company developed a mental health toolkit with valuable resources that employees can access 24/7, as well as an Employee Assistance Programme.
Giving Something Back
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89% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

The Hotwire Ignite Possibility Programme, part of its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, is directing up to $1 million in pro bono brand, marketing, and public relations services to qualifying tech and tech-enabled organisations that are minority-led or provide a product or service benefitting minority communities.
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92% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

After four years' service, employees can take a sponsored sabbatical choosing between three-months' leave at half pay, six-weeks' leave at full pay or a one-off bonus instead of the time off. Hotwire has extended this to offer six weeks' leave at full pay after every four years of continuous service.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2000
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
33
Employee average age
37% : 63%
Male : Female employee ratio
72%
Employees earning £35k+
24%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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At Hotwire, our employees come first. Our people are our most valuable assets, and we are committed to providing a thriving, balanced and inclusive environment which offers exciting career opportunities, engaging work and where everyone can be themselves. Our client success and multiple award wins are a direct reflection of this commitment to our people.

Tara O'Donnell, Managing Director UK

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