Journey Further

We’re a performance marketing agency delivering clarity at speed. We specialise in paid media, organic search and conversion optimisation.
https://www.journeyfurther.com/

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Journey Further is a marketing agency based in Leeds, Manchester and London, that believes its “Clarity At Speed” culture has allowed it to come out of the pandemic storm in a healthy position. Since launching in 2017, it has grown to 85 employees, working with household-name brands such as Sky, Liberty London and Sports Direct.

The agency has created a profile within its own industry with its Journey Further Book Club, which it calls a learning community for “time-pressured” marketers. It also acts as a recruiting tool alongside its “Not Just A Grad scheme” which offers opportunities within the company for school leavers, university graduates and drop-outs, or those who just want to switch careers.

Treating staff well is key to success. At Christmas 2020, office-based celebrations were cancelled but Journey Further staff had an unexpected Santa. As well as a virtual Christmas party, board members delivered presents and a festive dinner to their teams. Any money left over from the normal Christmas festivities budget was donated to charity.

Over the last few months it has created a calendar of virtual events to make sure everyone is included and to support mental health and wellbeing. Employees can order a takeway at company expense and catch-up with colleagues on a video call. Activities, all run by members of the Journey Further team include yoga, meditation sessions, a running club, conditioning classes, cook-alongs and Friday drinks.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

100% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

Good managers are seen as essential to performance and progress so regular training sessions have been introduced to help managers at all levels become more effective. These sessions cover a range of topics including management philosophies, tools and materials and survey and feedback intelligence.

Leadership

98% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

First class communications are Journey Further's way of keeping staff engaged. Senior managers present completely transparent financial and business updates to the whole agency every quarter as well as opening up video discussions of any matters of concern on a weekly basis.

Fair Deal

84% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

With the majority of the team working from home, a £100 working-from-home allowance was introduced to allow colleagues to buy whatever they wanted to help improve their new working arrangements. Items ranged from standing desks and plants to exercise equipment and a draught beer machine.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2017
Total number of employees
3
Number of UK locations
30
Employee average age
56% : 44%
Male : Female employee ratio
55%
Employees earning £35k+
4%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
"When we launched Journey Further in 2017, we wanted to create an agency that did things differently, where people matter above all else. The one measure of success we really cared about since day one was being listed as a Best Company to Work For, and everyone at Journey Further should be incredibly proud we've achieved this after just four years. "The 100th member of the Journey Further team joins us on the same day the Best Companies lists are announced and we can't wait to celebrate these significant milestones together!"

Robin Skidmore, CEO - Journey Further

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