Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1982
  • Website:
    http://www.bbh.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Bartle Bogle Hegarty, 60 Kingly Street, London, United Kingdom, W1B 5DS

About BBH

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) is one of the world’s most famous and successful advertising agencies. It was founded in 1982 by three partners who had an ambition to produce outstanding and effective advertising whilst maintaining a fun working environment.

BBH has seven offices globally and employs around 1,000 staff. Their original 10 beliefs covering fairness, integrity and creativity are displayed on the wall of every office, so all employees can understand their history. They are a creative business who despite looking after some of the world’s biggest brands, place a great emphasis on their only asset, their people and their ideas. It’s why so much effort is put into creating an environment that people find inspiring and rewarding.

Their iconic black sheep logo demonstrates their philosophy and purpose 'When the world zigs, zag.' This drive for difference manifests itself in the thinking and work they develop for their clients but also in the difference they make to their broader society with their 'Creativity for Good' programme. Of course they need to make a commercial difference to their clients’ businesses but they also strive to make a difference to the world around them.

In 2019 BBH launched 'Mental Health & Wellbeing Week'. This incorporated a whole host of activities and events intended to take employees away from their desks to dedicate some time out for themselves and their wellbeing. The aim of the week was to get everyone talking more about their wellbeing and taking more time out for self care.


What is it like to work for BBH

My Manager
My Manager
Their Senior Management team sit in open plan space amongst their teams across all floors of the agency. This enables managers to have regular, face-to-face unscheduled meetings with them if and when needed. As well as Senior Management, many BBH’ers have a mentor who guides them. Someone outside of their direct team who supports their development and regularly assists the manager in setting goals and extending their range of practical management techniques. Their HR team also partner closely with all managers and department heads, ensuring they have all the support they need and guiding them through any processes. They also signpost all managers to any relevant ongoing coaching and mentoring support such as through an external formal coaching programme or NABS.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Recently, they launched the Creative Leadership School - 16 rising managers from across BBH Globally took part in a week long development session off site. The course was centered around developing from a Senior Creative into a leader, what it means to be a Creative Director, discovering who they are as a Creative Leader, developing their personal leadership style. They also have a strong relationship with NABS, an advertising focused wellbeing charity who support personal development with coaching, mentoring and talks on topics such as ‘Building Brand you’, ‘Building Confidence’, ‘Building Resilience’.

My Team
My Team
Everyone at BBH has access to Google Chat, which makes instant messaging internally quick and easy. They also have a company Twitter account which they use to share and promote internal events, such as BBH employees speaking at industry events/awards to encourage other colleagues to attend. They also use Instagram Stories on the BBH account to promote internal, fun events (such as Black Sheep Music Showcases, The Great BBH Bake Off etc) to all BBH employees.


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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    326

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Staff Turnover:

    41%

  • Male : Female:

    49% / 51%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    71%

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