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Values & Culture Creating a workplace to be proud of

People are at the heart 
of what we do

As a brand, digital and marketing agency with a focus on connecting brands to their audiences, there are three things that really matter to us.

Relationships, relationships, and yes you guessed it, relationships.

Regardless of who we're working with; fellow Escapees, clients, suppliers, the postwoman, the pizza delivery man (have we ever told you we love you?); we treat everyone with the respect they deserve. And normally with a decent side helping of our weird but wonderful humour.

Because for us, people and culture is the beating heart of our agency. We're kind, empathetic, hard-working, fun, daft, and not afraid to make fools of ourselves, but with shed loads of talent thrown in too.

Why we exist

One of the first things we do with any new client is to dig deep and find their purpose. Understanding 'why' they exist helps us to define their ambition, their personality and their values. Quite simply, the 'why' is what will make them stand out in a crowded marketplace.

So we turned the tables on ourselves. We dug deep. And we realised that the 'why' for The Escape, the reason we get out of bed everyday, is because we want to help brands connect with their audiences on a meaningful level. It just so happens that we're chock full of creative, strategic, and technical talent here, so being a brand connections agency allows us the privilege to fulfill our ambition.

What we believe in

Anyone can talk the talk, but can they also walk the walk?

Our values are not about hollow words or even lovely aspirations. They're about a set of behaviours and beliefs that form our every day lives at The Escape. In fact, one of the questions we often ask during the recruitment process is 'would they be happy to put the kettle on?'! Cos for us, it matters (milk no sugar if you're asking).

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    Cut the mustard

    All we ask of each other and ourselves is to bring our A game and put our best effort in.  Everyone is here because they’re remarkable at what they do, so not cutting the mustard just ain’t an option. We might not win at everything first-time round, but hell do we try.

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    Everyone puts the kettle on

    It doesn't matter who you are, we all muck in here. If you're not willing to make a cuppa for a client or a colleague, you're in the wrong place. Everyone is treated as the equal they are, everyone has their voice heard and everyone is valued, but no-one’s too big to do what's needed when necessary.

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    Challenge for the greater good

    We're not your average ‘yes’ agency; we’re honest, straight-talking and love to challenge our clients as well as each other to produce marketing that's creative, relevant, timely and measurable. This is because we always have your best interests at heart.

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    Family comes first

    For us this is absolutely non negotiable. We’re massive advocates that not only does a happy Escapee make for a happy and productive workplace, but that no matter what the circumstance we always place family first. Even if that means business second. And that includes looking out for each other too.

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    Have fun along the way

    We’re big into culture and socialising. But it goes way deeper than organised fun, for us it’s the everyday things that matter, it’s about actually wanting to be here. Because it’s awesome fun, even when it’s hard work! The kitchen is never short on cake, the beer fridge is always stocked, the mood is high, the music is questionable and the jokes are terrible. Bliss.

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Our benefits

It’s hard to imagine we have any time for anything other than our work, but we’re as committed to connecting with our own people as we are helping our clients connect with theirs. From regular BBQs (even under a brolly), beer Thursdays (it's the new Friday don't you know), to team away days and charity volunteering time, there’s a lot to love about life as an Escapee…

  • 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday and time off at Christmas
  • Long service reward – extra day of holiday for every 5 years served
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working
  • Pension scheme
  • An ‘always-open’ drinks fridge
  • Culture and wellbeing activities
  • Bring your dog to work
  • Regular cakes and goodies in the kitchen
  • Team away days, monthly lunch and end of quarter celebrations
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training relevant to your role
  • Two charity volunteering days a year
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Our credentials

We're committed to the highest standards in everything we do, for both our clients and ourselves. That's why we partner with some of the world's biggest media platforms, hold certifications with Google, are accredited by Cyber Essentials Plus, demonstrating just this.


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Meet the team

300 collective years of expert strategic, creative, technical and client service talent, working on some of the world's biggest brands across property, tourism, hospitality, services and more. We're Made of Masters, you won't find any Jacks here... 

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