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Strawberry Blond TV

“We’re one of the most flexible places to work in the industry. Our business day doesn’t start until 10.30am”

Rest of the Top 10

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    Dragonfly Film and Television

    “We partner with organisations like Creative Access, Mama Youth Project and Grierson DocLab to bring people from diverse backgrounds into TV”

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    Coffee & TV

    “We are taking the whole company skiing in Chamonix”

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    Mighty Productions

    “We encourage everyone from the runner to the accountant to join in with brainstorms”

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    Knickerbockerglory

    “Knickerbockerglory was set up as a profit-sharing company, so earnings are shared between staff, including freelancers”

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    Outline Productions

    “We aim for the office to be warm and welcoming, with a friendly hubbub”

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    Stellify Media

    “We ask all our team what they want to achieve and then we assign senior members to help them achieve it”

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    Raise the Roof Productions

    “We ensure consistency of rates and fair pay across the board and we are also a Real Living Wage employer”

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    Remarkable Television

    “Team social events unite development and production staff to enjoy our successes”

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    Lime Pictures Non-Scripted

    “We want to create a company where people feel respected and safe to be themselves”

Features

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Best employers focus on the detail

Developing the careers of all staff, combined with a dedication to creating a rewarding and fun workplace set the Best Places to Work in TV apart

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Giving people a chance to succeed

How BPTW firms are offering staff mentoring opportunities and opening doors to those with no TV experience or from disdvantaged backgrounds

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TV gives back to the community

Firms making a difference by donating money to charity and organising fundraising events – from bake sales to quiz nights and coffee mornings

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Going the extra mile to keep staff

Paying people properly and providing the resources they need to do their job is not enough in a competitive market

Rest of the Top 40

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    Air TV

    “Some of our best recent hires include an environmental scientist and a former teaching assistant looking for a change of career”

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    Blakeway North

    “It is more important to be supportive, kind and encouraging after failures than successes”

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    Blast! Films

    “We want to promote more team-building events”

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    Blink Films

    “Creative, industrious, professional, loyal, committed, tidy, considerate and fun”

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    Blue Zoo Productions

    “Success is never taken for granted and celebration is definitely not reserved for the higher-ups”

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    CTVC

    “We aim to make use of the skills of each individual to the full and acknowledge their part in our success”

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    Daisybeck Studios

    “We maintain a fun and positive work environment”

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    Fifty Fifty

    “We have such a close family environment”

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    Firecrest Films

    “We’ve established a reputation as a company that looks after talent and is a fantastic place to grow your career”

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    Flicker Productions

    “We are very big on promoting women across all roles”

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    Freefolk

    “We have a strong history of staff staying and progressing within the company”

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    Hungry Bear Media

    “Many friendships have been formed in the office – it just feels like one big family”

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    Icon Films

    “We offer a full employee assistance programme and many lunch-and-learns that are focused on wellbeing”

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    Jump Design & Direction

    “Everyone – at any level of the company – has an equal voice and is encouraged to use it”

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    Kudos

    “We strive to live a culture that is supportive of people in good times and bad”

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    Little Gem Media

    “We believe the workplace should be somewhere people feel safe as well as encouraged – and everyone makes the tea”

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    MG Alba

    “We invest heavily in recruiting, training and developing young people as part of our ongoing approach to succession planning”

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    Middlechild Productions

    “We allow everyone to enjoy their work and keep them motivated”

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    MultiStory Media

    “We have made a conscious effort to build a closer relationship with ScreenSkills to support the wider freelance population”

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    Noah Media Group

    “We are moving to an open-plan office in the new year so the entire company can sit together on one floor”

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    Rapid Pictures

    “A good working environment and work-life balance is the best way to reward hard work”

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    Rare TV

    “We have a culture of public praise”

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    RDF Television

    “Perspective, humility and humour are vital”

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    Shine TV

    “Our execs maintain excellent relationships with junior staff and mentor them”

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    TCB Media Rights

    “There is no hierarchy within the office; we make sure everyone feels included”

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    Studio71

    “We pursue diversity as our business model and this must be reflected in everything we do”

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    True North Productions

    “True North parties are legendary, with our own house band and awards”

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    Voltage TV

    “We pride ourselves on the diversity of our workforce”

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    Workerbee

    “We are fun, relaxed, inclusive, but completely driven to succeed”

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    Whisper

    “If we see a spark in someone, we aim to get them into the team”