Inside Ideas Group

We are a rapidly growing global agency network that helps clients drive their businesses forward from the inside.
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The mission statement of the group, which includes in-house agency OLIVER, global agency Adjust Your Set, engineering company DARE and property specialist Aylesworth Fleming, is to transform its clients' brand business performance through the use of smarter solution delivered from the inside.

Simon Martin, the founder, told the media how it has achieved its success. “The strongest marker of our success in 2020 is our incredible growth and healthy people, which has sustained us despite a world recession.”

Evidence came when OLIVER was ranked the fastest-growing large agency by Adweek in 2020, a reflection of its role in building and growing brands for 200 clients in 46 countries.

Responding to criticisms in a staff survey, IIG has raised its game on staff wellbeing, “gifting” staff 2.5 days to work on their physical and mental health.

Senior managers launched an IIG Care programme which at Christmas, recognising the extra strain and dark days of lockdown 2, gave every employee a Fitbit exercise monitoring device as part of a pan-company steps challenge. Everyone was also given an extra day and a half off. Company satisfaction scores rose to their highest level – 8.9 out of 10 – during the pandemic.

It believes in giving back through the Brixton Finishing School, a grass-roots organisation that helps underrepresented groups gain access to the marketing and advertising industries, through sponsorship of courses, mentorship and internship placements.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

90% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Additional programmes have been rolled out to support managers, including Managing Insiders, which provides training on recruitment, communication, managing performance, managing conflict and employee engagement. Managers are additionally offered the chance to complete an MBA on a part-time basis. Regular “round tables” allow managers to raise any issues of concern.

Leadership

86% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Founder Simon Martin has led from the front on the company's diversity policy, launching a Changemakers programme to coach employees on what it means to be anti-rascist, not just non-rascist. More than 40 changemakers have been trained and a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion lead hired.

My Team

89% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Team interaction has not been curbed by the pandemic with the company introducing a range of initiatives including a weekly kid's club for work-at-home parents, exercise sessions, dance classes and entertainment from a comedian and a professional singer. Online mixology classes and a “Quarantini” virtual bar night have proved popular.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2004
Total number of employees
47
Number of UK locations
37
Employee average age
48% : 52%
Male : Female employee ratio
68%
Employees earning £35k+
7%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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