RocketMill

We are proud to be an independent full-service digital marketing agency that puts its people first.
http://www.rocketmill.co.uk/

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RocketMill's founders resisted all takeover interest in their digital marketing agency, fearing the potential buyers would not be the right cultural fit for the Brighton-based business. Now they have found the perfect new owners for the company: the staff.

12 years after it was founded, RocketMill has become an employee-owned business. The move will allow staff to benefit from tax-free bonuses, on top of equity and a profit share scheme which was already in place.

The new owners will also benefit from the experience of Chief Executive Sam Garrity and Co-Founder Ben Garrity as they are staying with RocketMill, certain that the move will only strengthen the company's People First philosophy – and help to attract more top talent.

The senior leadership team moved fast to help staff feel informed and secure after Covid-19 started. They introduced weekly company-wide meetings and were available, along with the Head of HR, for any employee to ask questions and discuss concerns.

Team feedback during the pandemic showed a passion for learning and development. In response, the agency developed its Spring Back Sharper initiative. This started with a 10-week programme focused on redefining how people engage with work, effort, ambition and performance. The team acquired skills they can use both personally and professionally.

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My Team

96% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

A move onto Google Workspace has helped the agency to work smarter and simpler. Having grown rapidly, RocketMill had a variety of applications in use to create, share and store work. The migration was completed just two working days before all staff decamped to their homes because of lockdown.

Wellbeing

67% of staff agreed

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

To help staff through the challenges of the pandemic, RocketMill organised training sessions on topics such as “How Our Brain Works” and “Delegating in a Remote World”. These gave each employee a time to step back and reflect and understand the impact of the pandemic on their own mind.

Giving Something Back

100% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Through a partnership with the World Land Trust, the agency makes a donation every time it hires a new employee, wins a new client and pays a profit share. For every £100 donated, the charity protects an acre of threatened habitat somewhere in the world.

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