May 28, 2021Published by: Drew Benvie

Battenhall wins 7th consultancy of the year award in 12 months

It’s been a week to remember. First, as part of our transition to a new hybrid working model, we reopened Battenhall’s London HQ and inducted a year’s worth of new team members. Then, on Thursday, some amazing news came in to round off an unprecedented year for our company – PRmoment named us Independent Consultancy of the Year.

This latest industry award means that over the past 12 months, Battenhall has been named consultancy of the year by seven separate institutions: The Drum, CIPR, PRCA, PRWeek, the Global Social Media Awards, the Global Digital Excellence Awards, and now PRmoment.

Add to that the honour of winning 2021 Best Place to Work at the Company Culture Awards, and scooping six campaign of the year titles for our campaign work with the NHS on Instagram and TikTok, and it’s been a period of success like no other in our eight-year history. 

Total Flexible Working

I’m humbled by what has happened over the past 12 months or so, but none of it has happened by accident. In March 2020 when Covid hit the UK, we chose to retain all our team members and volunteered all our spare time to the NHS; we also quickly pivoted to a Total Flexible Working model, launched new digital-first services and focused on international expansion. Retained clients asked us for more, new clients came knocking, and new team members became in-demand. 

As we got busier than ever, we put in place new structures to help cope with the burnout that can come from remote work. This included promoting our health and wellness coach to People & Culture Director, and moving one of our longest-serving team members to join her in a new team. 

We have exciting times ahead, as we navigate growing a team that combines remote, flexible and fully office-based colleagues. But we love a challenge, and we love helping to define the new normal. 

When we opened for business eight years ago, with new ways of working to help bring about our vision of a social media-first type of brand communications, there was a similar vibe to how things are now. I’m excited by what we’ve achieved and where we’re going as a company – and I know our clients and colleagues are too. 

Thanks to all our supporters for helping us get where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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