Torchbox Limited

We’re an employee-owned digital agency providing bespoke, data-driven campaigns that deliver record-breaking results across the full digital marketing spectrum.
http://www.torchbox.com

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Torchbox began in May 2000 with the idea of creating websites for people who want to make the world a better place.

Twenty years on, it is working with the kind of clients it first dreamed of, including Samaritans, Oxfam, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Department of Health.

Its 70 people in two offices in Bristol and Oxfordshire specialise in digital product strategy and development and creating bespoke data-driven digital marketing campaigns. Torchbox is also the creator of Wagtail, a content management system now used by NASA, Google, Mozilla and thousands more.

With its US client base having grown to include and NASA, the University of Pennsylvania among others, and many more opportunities in the pipeline, the firm incorporated in the USA in August 2020.

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 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.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

92% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

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

Torchwood 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

73% 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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