The Vertical Leap team. Image by Ross Young.
The 60-strong digital marketing agency founded in 2001, whose clients include KFC, P&O Cruises, Amazon, Harvester and Tilda, attributes its success to two combined factors: its intelligent automation technology Apollo Insights and the creativity and innovation of the specialists who work with implement groundbreaking marketing campaigns based on their findings.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Vertical Leap is part of one of the UK’s fastest growing independent agencies and secures its spot on the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the UK’s fastest growing private tech company.
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CEO Chris Pitt said: ‘Right now, as a company, we are at one of the most exciting times in our 20-year history. Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, due to the talent and hard work of our incredible team, we are growing exponentially and are looking for more talented people to join us. ‘
The agency is at a real turning point in its history and has great ambitions for its development.
He said, “We want people who will be the best of the best – we are passionate about creativity, innovation and growth, and we want people who are eager to learn and have a real impact on our future.”
Vertical Leap has been campaigning for its wellbeing initiative for three years, working with Solent Mind and encouraging employees to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to speak openly about topics such as stress and motivation. In addition to regular wellness sessions, they also have a wellness communication channel managed by a fully trained mental health first responder, where staff share blogs, podcasts, and tips on how to manage mental health.
An essential part of their feel-good practice are also the flexible work options, which enable their employees to work in the way that suits them best.
Chris said, ‘We are putting power in the hands of our people; Whether you work from home, come to our office or want to accept a mixture of both, we support and encourage flexibility. We have seen how well everyone can work from home so that we are under no pressure to work one way or another. However, we make sure that the office welcomes both staff and visitors, is dog-friendly, and that the fridge is filled with beer every Friday at 4pm for those who want to enjoy it. ‘
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