As 2018 starts to wind down and the holidays are upon us, what better time to take a moment to appreciate what a successful year it’s been–starting with our most recent achievement: being named as a Top Place to Work by PR News.
This honor recognizes Vested’s rapid but sustainable growth, employee retention and diversity, our benefits, and narratives about our company culture and fundamental.
Being recognized as a Top Place to Work alongside other companies doing great things further validates all we’ve poured into creating a sound business model: hiring great people, investing in them, and giving them the tools to succeed. For us, creating a work environment that employees want to be a part of long-term is central to our continued success. And that environment is made up of more than just beer or cold brew on tap (although Vested does have those, and a killer snack selection to boot); at Vested, a great work environment is a space where the staff is empowered to create, grow, and own their work from inception to the final product.
We believe this speaks volumes to young people who view jobs as part of their identity, rather than just a source of income—and it’s working. Our employees reported 100% satisfaction when it came to a great atmosphere, great challenges, great communication and great leaders.
We’re also incredibly thankful that this Top Place to Work recognition is one of many this year. Our COO Ishviene Arora won Business Intelligence’s Excellence in PR & Marketing award; both our CEO Dan Simon and the firm were named winners of SVUS’s PR World Awards; and I was honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
These nods, our other great work, and our continued growth are only possible because of our outstanding and growing team. We continue to welcome brilliant minds to our ranks — folks who complement our interests and abilities, yet push us to do, be, think bigger. In January, we brought on Elspeth Rothwell as European CEO shortly after acquiring London-based Templars Communications. In April, we hired Katie Spreadbury as Director in our London office. We also hired Kevin Trowbridge as Chief Technology Officer this summer, and in September, Amber Roberts became our U.S. CEO of Professional Services.
Heading into 2019, we’re excited to take on new clients, projects, and staff, and to build new things. To see what we’ve been up to, and for a further glimpse into #VestedLife, follow us on Instagram and Twitter!