Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Digital Agency
  • Year established:
    2015
  • Website:
    http://weareroast.com
  • Contact
    • Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7AA

About ROAST

ROAST are an independent online performance agency, offering full-service digital, including search optimisation, campaign creation and distribution, social, display, programmatic and mobile. They work with B2B clients across multiple sectors.

Set up in 2015 by Ollie Bishop and with four other marketers, the London agency had a vision of delivering intelligent digital, fuelled by an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how to deploy this insight through digital channels.

In March 2016, ROAST was shortlisted for Agency of the Year after just one year’s existence and Google chose ROAST to feature in a Google Partners case study, recognising their rapid growth. Today, they have over 50 staff.

ROAST are different. Employees are assigned to one of five ‘houses’, schooldays-style: Cauliflower Cheese, Gravy, Mash, Stuffing and Horseradish. This ensures everyone is supported not just by the company but by their house. It’s all part of the family mentality.


What is it like to work for ROAST

Leadership
Leadership
The company’s values are Authenticity, Restless Minds, Purpose and Collaboration. These values are lived, not just laminated, and promoted across the business. Monthly meetings reinforce the values and highlight key examples where staff have demonstrated them.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
ROAST encourage employees to stay fit and subsidise gym memberships to one of London’s top gyms, with access to all Nuffield’s gym facilities, swimming pools, multiple sites, regular health MOT tests and a free personal trainer session. There’s a softball league in summer.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
ROAST wanted to build a people-focused business. To help with this, they created ROAST Houses. Each member of the founding team is a House Captain, with people placed in Gravy, Stuffing, Horseradish, Mash or Cauliflower Cheese. This offers a deeper level of support.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Earning £35,000+:

    47%

  • Staff:

    51

  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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