Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Strategic marketing consultancy
  • Year established:
    1988
  • Website:
    http://www.added-value.com
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • Added Value, 6 Lower Teddington Road, Hampton Wick, Surrey, KT1 4ER

About Added Value Ltd


What is it like to work for Added Value Ltd

Leadership
Leadership
Paul is the Managing Director at Added Value UK. Added Value asked some people to give a few words on his leadership style. “Paul’s leadership style is distinctive through being equally focused on both the commerciality of the business as well as developing the creativity. Typically leaders can sway towards one of these attributes but Paul is able to deliver credibly on both and inspire and bring the team along with him. He role models creativity in his work and employee engagement activities and believes delivering creating solutions is the key to our commercial success.” “I think he manages an unusual balance of being a really strong leader – strategic, inspiring, having a clear vision and so on, but who does so in a way that is fun and funny, warm, engaging and approachable.” “He's a family man with strong principles. He believes that some things are more important than work. When you need support he is quick to give it. When you don't he stays out of your way, giving you space and responsibility.” Paul is never shy of saying thank you to the team and always makes sure everyone is included, here’s an excerpt from a company wide email at the end of 2012: “Unbelievable year. Mental, but amazing. I just wanted to say that it's been truly brilliant working with such a bunch of talented people all in flying form. It shows what we’re capable of and how remarkable we are as a team…”

My Team
My Team
The brand team spent 2 days away in The Kent countryside. "The agenda? Have some fun - they did a vineyard tour, made pizzas – got to know each other, oh and do some work - they did some 2014 planning and developed a new offer to start selling to clients as soon as got back to HQ." The qual team headed into London for a day master class in Analysis Skills. A day of fun energisers like making models of colleagues out of play dough, practising analysis techniques and finished with a well-earned glass of wine. "It was a great session to learn and share ideas. It was also great to be out of the office all together something that doesn't always happen given the life of someone always on fieldwork." "Every month Qual get together for a sharing session. They invite members of other teams to join them to share their recent work or pov on various topics and sometimes have people from outside AV talk to them including hypnosis in research." "After winning a Shine award for their work on the Land Rover account, what better way to spend the winnings than on a night of cocktail flaring and tapas eating. 18 members of the Land Rover account from teams across the business enjoyed a night of cocktail making and drinking followed by dinner. A really fun night and a great reward for all of the hard work on a big and sometimes challenging account."

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
A small team, drawn from all skill levels, set out to inspire and ignite the business to Be the Difference. There’s a major shift going on in the world. From closed to open, protected to connected and aware to active. Added Value needed to be a part of this shift. With three motivations; Be active. Because they welcome hard graft, Added Value got the business to commit to two days for each individual to help a charity of their choice. Be generous. Because they want to build lasting partnerships, Added Value committed to work with their charity partners to help with their challenges. Their involvement has been a massive turning point in their ventures. Be Green. Because small actions can make a big difference, Added Value committed to inspiring behavioural change in the office and their personal life. They have work-shopped with DoNation and TEAM UP to help them define their character, mission statement and tone of voice, which gave the junior employees the chance to develop facilitation skills. 2013 has seen them continue their work with Shooting Star Chase by freshening up one of their local charity shops and paint Bollywood inspired posters to decorate their children’s hospice. Other activities have included clearing up a local garden for Samaritans, volunteering for the Teddington River Festival, raising £500 for Comic Relief with fancy dress, £235 for East-End Shed, which offers underprivileged kids to attend drama groups and held an in-office barista coffee shop.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Male : Female:

    25% / 75%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Earning £35,000+:

    59%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

  • Staff:

    92

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