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6B: it’s always been a great place to work

Below, we sat down with our CEO, Paul Brown, to discuss 6B’s approach to support and development – how does it empower our team, while ensuring they remain engaged, challenged and fulfilled in their roles?

Last November, we were thrilled to announce that we’d earned Great Place to Work Certification.

Since then, we’ve also made it onto their 2022 UK’s Best Workplace™ for Wellbeing list, and as of today, their 2022 UK’s Best Workplace™ (Small).

It was the culmination of a lot of hard work, and it’s indicative of the culture the team have worked tirelessly to foster here at 6B.

A lot has changed since I founded the company back in 2014, but one thing has remained constant: the talented people that make the agency what it is. Without them, none of the great work we do at 6B would be possible.

At the heart of everything we do are our six core values, and they’re integral to our approach of developing and bettering the people that work here:

  • Be supportive
  • Be technically excellent
  • Be passionate about your work
  • Be the “extra mile” agency
  • Be a trusted partner
  • Be growth-focused

The way the company is organised reflects the way we work: we don’t have a typical management style. Instead, we support people to help them grow and learn.

This is something we want to make clear to all new members of the team; we have high standards, but we empower you with the tools you need to surpass those standards, to grow your skillset and take your career to the next level.

There are countless success stories I could talk about, but I think it’s best that you hear it from them.

Here are a few that really stand out:

Fabrice Teixeira Domingues, Managing Director of 6B Portugal

“My hard work, ambition and initiative has always been welcomed, matched and rewarded by 6B, which isn’t always the case at other agencies. Paul, along with the rest of the team, have always been eager to listen to feedback and have allowed me to pursue a career path that interests and excites me, thus building opportunities for me to progress.

“After being promoted to Backend Manager and then a Technical Project Manager, I decided I wanted to move back home to Portugal to be closer to family and friends. 6B offered me the chance to head up my own office and team back in Portugal as a Managing Director, but I’m still heavily involved in the development side of things, which is the perfect balance for me.”

Jack Mollart, Backend Manager 

“In 2019, I joined 6B as a PHP Developer. Fast forward two years, and I’m now responsible for the development of my team as Backend Manager. 6B provided me with the tools and support to grow and achieve – not only via promotion, but by providing essential equipment such as reading material, access to courses and constructive criticism to help me improve.

“The reason I love it at 6B is, if you want to learn something new and you find a course or a resource that would be helpful, 6B will always contribute to (if not cover) the costs. They recognise that investing in your professional growth benefits the business, as much as it does you.”

Thomas Eyles, Head of Implementation 

“I joined 6B three years ago as a Frontend Developer and have quickly moved up the ranks, first to Frontend Team Lead, and now I’m Head of Implementation. This is thanks to a combination of detailed personal development plans, a supportive atmosphere and a culture that promotes growth internally.

“Since day one, my voice has been listened to and my opinion has been valued by senior figures within the business; at 6B, there’s a culture that actively promotes growth and this has helped me develop immensely, both personally and professionally.”

Interested in joining our great place to work?

We’re always on the lookout for talented and driven people to help enhance our existing team, and we’re recruiting for a number of roles across different departments at the moment.

 

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