Best Places to Work 2018

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Benefits and communication key to a happy office

The low-down on the Best Places to Work in TV


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Best employers embrace diversity

Firms on the Best Places to Work list actively recruiting staff from diverse backgrounds are slightly up on last year

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Bucking the trend for male dominance

This year’s Best Places to Work are ahead of the curve when it comes to gender

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A+E Networks UK

”Staff perform at their best when they are confident, happy, less stressed, motivated and have clarity of their objectives”

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Lookout Point

”We always encourage our staff to share their ideas freely and openly and give credit (and thanks) where it’s due”

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Youngest Media

”We’re keen to support applicants from diverse backgrounds, from different parts of the country and with varying levels of experience”

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”I’m really proud that a third of our staff are from a BAME background and more than 50% are women”



“We take steps to recruit diverse employees and production teams”


Big Talk

”One candidate landed a job as a runner, but within six months was promoted to head runner, overseeing a team of three”


Blast! Films

“TV production is fluid, with many things constantly changing and evolving – so we keep this in mind and reflect this in our management style”

WW2 Treasure Hunters index

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Surgeons index

Dragonfly Film & TV

”We manage to all get to know each other by working in a space that’s not too big or faceless”

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Icon Films

”At regular directors’ evenings, we invite production talent to meet our creative and senior management teams”

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”Initial feels like a small company where everyone can be heard, but clearly we’re part of a very big group and that can have its advantages too”

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Lion Television

”We are big enough to be able to throw a great party but small enough for the party to be friendly and personal”

Machair index

MG Alba

”Our Continual Improvement Group schedules a calendar of events supporting health, wellbeing and best practice initiatives”

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Raise the Roof Productions

“We regularly run workshops and masterclasses at Stirling University to spot the hottest new graduate talent”

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Remarkable TV

“We focus on keeping a tight-knit team that runs efficiently and retains a sense of identity, but that can expand over time”

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Shine TV

”We are ambitious but it’s important to maintain our friendly culture”


Splice Post

”Our mentor scheme pairs edit assistants with a member of our creative team to increase their exposure”

Dog walk index

True North Productions

”No one is afraid to speak their mind at True North”

Lip sync battle index

Viacom International Media Networks

”Staff can send emails anonymously to our ‘Ask James’ inbox; our UK chief executive responds personally”

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Whisper Films

”We have a high female to male ratio, and multiple representatives from BAME, LGBT and disability backgrounds”