As well as indulging in plenty of birthday cake, we’re excited to announce that we’re marking the special occasion by introducing a new policy of unlimited holiday for all staff, in keeping with our philosophy of putting mental wellness at the heart of everything we do.
We’re also delighted to have been one of five companies shortlisted for the forthcoming Inside Out Mental Health Awards which celebrates mental health and the organisations who champion it.
Over the past year we have embarked on many mental health initiatives including:
- Training two mental health first aiders
- Setting up a dedicated health and wellbeing committee
- An employee assistance programme with a 24/7 helpline
We also signed up to the MRS CEO Pledge which includes publishing pay statistics annually, working towards government targets at all levels and improving recruitment practice; held a Women’s Day in conjunction with the Women’s Association championing women on all levels across the business; as well as dedicated initiatives for Pride Awareness, charity volunteering, and internal fitness clubs for activities such as running and football.
Savanta was launched to offer a boutique approach whilst operating at scale and in the past year we have seen growth in terms of headcount (which has grown by 30%) and acquisitions: most recently ComRes (now Savanta ComRes) as well as HSR Associates and Wealth-X.
We are also proud to have received four awards nominations, winning one for our financial services work with RBS and to have been named number one fastest growing individual agency (Market Research Society (MRS) industry report).
We look forward to what the next twelve months will bring!