It’s with great pleasure to announce that for the 8th year running Consolidated PR has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies 2009, the 49th to be precise! It’s a particularly notable achievement considering no fewer than 565 small companies sought a place in the top 100. Of that, only 10 were classified as being in the ‘Public Relations’ sector. You can see the full list here.
To be “the industry’s hottest property by 2011” is the goal we’re all striving to achieve and it’s an exciting time at the moment with some brilliant clients, great people to work with and a forward thinking MD who really gets all this new fangled online stuff.
Along with being ranked 49th overall, we were ranked as 28th in ‘Giving Back’, 33rd in ‘Belonging’, 66th in the ‘Leadership’ ranks, 68th in ‘Personal Growth’ and 86th in ‘Wellbeing’.
So what does that even mean? How do you define belonging for example?
Giving Back – How much Companies are thought by their staff to put back into society in general and the local community in particular
Belonging - Feelings about the company people work for as opposed to the people they work with
Leadership – How employees feel about the head of the company and its senior managers
Personal Growth – To what extent staff feel they are stretched and challenged by their job
Wellbeing – How staff feel about stress, pressure and the balance between their work and home duties
The top 10, in fact, the only 10 from the ‘Public Relations’ sector are:-
(18) Blue Rubicon – New entrant
(23) Brands2Life – New entrant
(29) Text 100 – New entrant
(33) Shine Communications – New entrant
(41) The Red Consultancy – New entrant
(49) Consolidated PR
(94) Golin Harris
(100) Lexis Communications
Interesting to note that of the 10 entrants, there are an equal amount of new entrants compared to agencies who have consistently remained in the runnings. Well done to Nelson Bostock, Consolidated PR, Golin Harris, Trimedia and Lexis Communications along with all the new entrants!