Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Media, Marketing, Advertising
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    http://www.thespecialistworks.com
  • Contact
    • 4 Abbey Wood, West Malling, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4AB

About The Specialist Works

The Specialist Works is a media customer acquisition network, using media, data and creative in TV, mobile, digital, transactional, media, inserts, insight, direct mail and press.

The Specialist Works was founded by Jim Lewcock and their Chief Executive Officer is Martin Woolley.

They have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with cover for employees and their immediate family members who reside at the same address, including children in full-time education.
Their EAP service provides access to a stress helpline, structured telephone counselling, referrals to face to face counselling, referrals to serious illness and accident support, tax advice, legal advice, eldercare, childcare and medical help and advice.

To further support employee wellbeing, the company encourages employees to take time out of their day by using Flexi FOF hours to take the kids to the beach or do some Christmas shopping. They also contribute £30 a month to a health membership, such as a gym, for staff.


What is it like to work for The Specialist Works

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Every employee has promotional goals up to management level. Regular reviews, training and personal development plans means they promote people when they achieve their goals. The Specialist Work provides the pathway, and employees take the journey as quickly as they choose to.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In June, volunteers went to North Kensington and supported those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by taking donated food and clothes. They placed a link to a 'Just giving' page on their central page and raised a total of £626.85.
My Company
My Company
They begin the year with a January meeting for all employees where the Chief Executive Officer Martin Woolley sets out the strategy for the year. This is followed by a mid-year meeting where surprise promotions are sometimes announced.

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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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    164

  • Staff Turnover:

    22%

  • Average Age:

    33

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    45%

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