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Lansons

Sector
Professional Services
Location:
London
Established in
1989
Employees
81
             

About us

We’re a one-company team, a group of diverse people coming together to make a difference, with a common purpose: to do great work for clients we believe in, to be a great place to work and to make a positive contribution to society. 

We strive to be the kind of place where you can be happy and thrive. Our emphasis on professional development, wellbeing, diversity, and community, throughout our 30+ year history is what sets us apart. 

We have 120 clients, many of which have been with us 10+ years. Our consultants blend expertise across customer, financial, policy, employee and media engagement to help build and protect reputations from the inside out, in ways that are authentic and purposeful. It’s this balance of strategic, insight-led consultancy and ‘Lansons Life’ that makes us an award-winning workplace, recognised in the 50 ‘Best Places to Work’ ( © Great Place To Work® Institute) for 17 years. We’re always looking to grow our teams and perspectives so view our  job opportunities.

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Awards

What employees say

Lansons not only helps you build a career, but also allows you to shape it in a way you want! Since day one, you’re encouraged to join various training sessions or groups of your choice. As such, alongside my client work, I’ve joined the CIPR International committee, which has helped me gain a much broader understanding of the industry and work with practitioners from around the world.


Oshin Sharma
Account manager
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86%
Management keeps me informed about important issues and changes.

95%
This is a friendly place to work.

88%
My manager/supervisor treats me with respect.

89%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

97%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.

92%
This organisation manages its impact upon society responsibly

What defines us

We focus on what we know makes the biggest difference to people’s happiness and their engagement with work. 

• We run Lansons on clear ethical principles – PRCA’s current Workplace Champion 2020

• We champion gender equality – and have a low gender pay gap

• We're committed to diversity, fairness and inclusion – as a founding partner of BBC’s 50:50 Project and working with social mobility charities

We contribute to society – with 1% profits donated to charity each year and our award-winning partnership with HighTide

• We own our business - a third of our people share financial ownership of Lansons as partners and this ‘you are part of it’ culture permeates

• We care about our own footprint – recognised as carbon neutral for twelve years

• We have international reach – with offices in London and New York and partnerships with global networks - PROI and GCP

• We empower people to make a difference with cross-agency involvement

We have been a Great Place to Work® for 17 years running!

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What inspires us

When Lansons was founded we wanted to create a moral and ethical foundation for our business and all those connected to it. Part of this ambition was to positively contribute to society.

Every year we commit to donating 1% of profits to our annually elected charity, currently The Felix Project. In April we launched our biggest charitable challenge yet, which is to walk 5567km to New York to raise £5567.

In Q1 2021 we gave back to the UK Government the money we claimed under the furlough scheme because we were more profitable than anticipated during the pandemic.

In 2020 founders Clare Parsons and Tony Langham on behalf of Lansons donated a significant sum to the Barts Charitywhich includes the NHS hospital in our beloved Smithfield home, making us a “major donor”.

We’ve been carbon neutral for 12 years, certified by Natural Capital Partners.

Our pioneering partnership with HighTide Theatre, has seen Lansons provide rent free office and rehearsal space for over a decade. 


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At a glance

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Action highlights


Supporting our peoples’ wellbeing and maintaining ultimate transparency over the last year of working from home, have remained our absolute priority. Tony our Chief Executive continues to lead regular all-agency calls to inform everyone on agency news. Our socials -  baking sessions and quizzes, amongst others, continue! Lockdown however saw one of our boldest moves ever, around career development. A people-led team of volunteers reshaped our assessment and review process. This included full agency consultation with all changes being employee-led but grounded in agency strategy; increased personal accountability; a skill-based competency framework with guidance per level and a scoring element for transparent assessment. Our career managers helped guide their partners through our changes and training became even more important. Our energetic Lansons2 training team created a punchy series of regular sessions that supported our developed assessment framework, and increased motivation. 

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Word from the top

Our purpose is to do great work for clients we believe in, be a great place to work and make a contribution to society. We believe that the world is a better place if people are engaging and communicating with each other. We have firm values around consultancy excellence, ethical behaviour and sharing in success. But at our core, our business is our people. It matters to me that people enjoy what they do and live our values in their working lives. Through the pandemic we’ve set out to work hard for our clients, support our people and build the foundations for future growth. We’ve strived to make our business strategy relevant and tangible to everybody in the agency and it’s important to us that everybody feels they personally can contribute to success - and share in the rewards.

Tony Langham
Chief Executive
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Career and jobs

Application tips

It was entrepreneurial spirit that drove the formation of Lansons and we continue to look for entrepreneurs to build a career with us and make a difference! We work with established brands, challenger brands and pioneering start-ups to shape, build and protect reputations. We advise on their ESG credentials and on today’s pressing issues, and we form relationships with the influencers that matter to them. Our advice is insight based and multi-channel. You need to think that way too. We are always looking for talented people setting out on a comms career, but also welcome fresh thinking and new perspectives, so let us know if you are working in a communications agency, or have an active in house communications role, and want to be inspired by your next career challenge. Be prepared to work hard and create your own opportunities within the amazing career support structure we offer. Drop us your CV and cover letter explaining why your experience is relevant to our clients and Lansons. 

Our great workplace

We build careers. Many of our Board Directors and Associates started their career with us. We’ll invest in your development, with a dedicated career manager, training that supports your growth as well as ours. We’ll help your work self be yourself, with secondments, networking, volunteering and the opportunity to lead internal projects. Our flexible structure means people stretch their experience cross-agency in truly integrated teams learning from multiple skillsets. We want to make a difference. Our own ESG credentials date back to our formation. Our people own our business, a third of the agency in fact. No other consultancy can say that! Shortlisted for every PR agency award in 2020 and 17 years of recognition as a Great Place to Work® means it’s in our DNA. We have international reach with offices in New York and agency partners worldwide. As current PRCA Workplace Champions, we’re committed to diversity, fairness and inclusion and we care passionately about our footprint. 

Contact
Rebecca Gold
HR Manager

Tel: 07860251455
Email: rebeccag@lansons.com
0203 883 1240
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