The ‘friends’ in our name reflects a culture we cherish – do you think it would suit you?
Our values reflect our culture. They are simple, daily reminders of how we strive to behave. Could you get behind these?
The ‘Friends’ in our name means we’re here for each other. If a colleague is overloaded or struggling for ideas, we’ll put our hands up to help. We’re not restricted by our job titles.
Clients entrust us with their money and their reputations. We never forget that.
Agency life is about challenges, sometimes exciting ones, sometimes ‘ugh’. When we’re faced with a brick wall, we take a deep breath and look for the way over. We look for solutions, not problems.
You won’t do your best work if you’re not feeling on form. So all employees can enjoy a range of benefits to support their health and well-being – fitness classes, yoga sessions, lunchtime nutrition classes, running club and discount gym membership to name but a few.
(These aren’t compulsory – you could join our Beer Club instead).
Agency life can be stressful, but it should also be fun. Expect regular socials, away days and annual awards with spectacular prizes. In Covid world, we kept our social-side alive with Friday drinks, weekly pub quizzes and online yoga sessions (video cameras optional for that one).
Giving back to our local community has always been important to us, and we’ve supported local charity Jessie May since the outset. Get involved in charity events, our Diversity group and activities supporting the Prince’s Trust.
Louise Lepic, Animation Lead and Outreach programme coordinator: “How can young people who don’t have influential parents or a privileged education know what opportunities are open to them when they don’t understand the half of what we do? I’ve made links with local schools and organisations to give students a glimpse of their potential futures, with a programme of visits, workshops and work experience. It’s been the most rewarding project of my career so far.”
This can be a hard industry to get your first break. Mr B have operated the ‘Future Friends’ internship programme for many years, offering three and six month paid placements for young designers, writers, developers, planners and account executives looking for their first step on the ladder. And it’s called Future Friends because that’s what we hope to find – many of our interns become fully-fledged Mr B’ers. Senior Designer Nathan Crosby runs the programme, why not get in touch?
We can’t take credit for this, but Sara deserves a shout out. Two years ago we set up an internal Diversity group to tackle a long-list of inequalities in our industry. Sara spotted an opportunity to create a forum for Bristol’s creative women as part of the global Ladies Wine & Design movement. It’s an incredible example of support and collaboration. You can join in too – visit Sara’s page to find out more.