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Mr B & Friends
Mr B & Friends
Mr B & Friends creates brands less ordinary for ambitious organisations.

Mr B & Friends

Stand up. Stand out. Stand for something.

4.5-day week

We asked employees of Mr B & Friends how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 28 employee responses

Location
95%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
85%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
81%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
78%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
92%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
53%
Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Inclusion
77%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
83%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Benefits spotlight

4.5-day week
Work from home allowance
Open to part-time employees
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced sick days
Open to compressed hours
Work from anywhere scheme
Enhanced WFH tools
Flexible working week
Early finish Fridays
Open to part time work for some roles
Open to job sharing
Summer hours
9-day fortnight
Unplugged stays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Season ticket loan
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Time off in-lieu
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Bank holiday swaps
Tax-free childcare
Childcare credits
Pregnancy loss leave
Workplace nursery salary sacrifice scheme
Carer’s leave
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
In office yoga classes
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Sabbaticals
Teambuilding days
Volunteer days
Teambuilding holidays
Personal development budgets
Company wide holidays/offsites
Personal development days
L&D budget
Financial coaching
Charity donation scheme
Skilled worker visas
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts

Employee reviews

Mr B & Friends's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Great place to work. Lots of thinking has been done to create a place where we can all do our best work. The employee benefits package is also the best I've seen in our industry. Very happy here.

The company really seems to listen to what people want and is making genuine effort to be a great employer for all.

We have a very defined and liveable organisational culture and values. We do a lot more than any other employer I know to incentivise the team with rewards and perks. The management of the organisation is fair and flexible. It’s a great place to work.

Working at Mr B & Friends

Company employees

32

Gender diversity (male:female)

15:17

Office locations

Bristol, London

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

Creative Pool, Best Agency to Work For (shorlisted)

2023

Business Leader Awards, DE&I award (shortlisted)

2023

About us

Mr B & Friends a brand consultancy that delivers brands and experiences for IHG, The LEGO Group and many more. Our team of 32 work across brand strategy and design, employer brand and internal communications. We have strategists and planners, designers and artworkers, client services, marketing and operations in our talented team.

The agency was founded in 2006 in the South West and we've just opened our London office. We also acquired FutureKings last year, bringing expertise in SME's into the Mr B & Friends family.

As you can imagine, with 'Friends' in our name, employee culture is of huge importance to our company and our progressive EVP, The Friends Pact, is the pinnacle of the agency's commitment to that.

Flexible working at Mr B & Friends

We have a flexible working policy that people can tailor to fit their needs. Everyone gets Friday afternoons off each week and we offer flexibility for the other days to fit around school drop offs, dog walks and gym trips. We work in a hybrid way with no set requirement for days in the office. We do prefer that people come in occasionally, and the whole company should be in for our quarterly away days which give us a chance to connect as a team and celebrate achievement.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We have an active DE&I committee and encourage a workplace of openness. The team, led by midweight designer, Ali Al Amine, produced a guide to fair and inclusive recruitment, which was shortlisted for an award. We hold regular breakfast sessions and lunch 'n' learns on the subject, all of which are accessible to colleagues in the office and joining virtually. Our Board is an equal split of men and women and genders are equal across the business. We're supporters of Pride and have members of the LGBTQ+ community in our company. We've taken part in the Bristol Creative Industries internship programme, which focuses on bringing people from underpriviledged backgrounds into the creative industries, and we have an active schools outreach programme. We're also actively supporting colleagues who are neurodiverse and growing our understanding in this area.

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

Creative Pool, Best Agency to Work For (shorlisted)

2023

Business Leader Awards, DE&I award (shortlisted)

2023
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