Torchbox

We’re a 100% employee-owned digital product and marketing agency for the nonprofit and public sector and the creators of the leading open source Wagtail CMS.
http://www.torchbox.com

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Torchbox was born from a desire to bring the benefits of web technology to people and organisations who make the world a better place. Now 20 years on, over 90% of its clients are non-profits, both nationally and internationally.

The company works with clients all over the world and is proud to have made a difference for organisations like the World Food Programme, the NHS, NASA, Oxfam and Médecins Sans Frontières. Its team of 70+ permanent staff spans four offices and five continents, specialising in digital product design and development and delivering record-breaking, award-winning digital marketing campaigns.

Torchbox is the creator of Wagtail, the open source content management system used by the UK Government, Google, Mozilla and thousands more organisations around the world. Torchbox is incorporated in the US and works with NASA JPL, Mozilla Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Interactive, among others.

The company has been owned by its employees since the summer of 2019 but remains true to the values of its founders: using digital for good and providing progressive non-profits with the digital know-how to transform their organisations.

During the pandemic, the focus was on helping staff maintain a work-life balance. Measures included three full team meetings a week at the beginning of fully remote working, minimising Zoom burnout by encouraging employees to block out interruption-free time and encouraging longer lunch breaks for those keen to get out and about during the dark winter months. Everyone was given help to set up their home for working and could take equipment, including their chair, from the office. Extra equipment, from standing desks to blinds, was bought for those who needed it and the sickness policy was enhanced.

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My Manager

94% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

All staff are asked to complete Life@, a short satisfaction survey in which they rate life at Torchbox every two to four weeks. The results go to senior management and any line management issues are ironed out as quickly as possible.

My Company

98% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Torchbox takes its employees away on a team building trip, such as a skiing weekend, every second year. As another thank you, the company puts on the ‘Torchfest' family festival.  Held every summer, it brings the whole company together to camp, dance to a silent disco and enjoy sunset cocktails.

Wellbeing

87% of staff agreed

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

Regular Friday meetings in a virtual pub, the sharing of photos, group opening of gifts and online coffee breaks have helped foster a feeling of camaraderie during remote working. A monthly ‘Brew Monday' event combines a sociable cup of tea or coffee with fundraising for Samaritans.

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