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Retail design agency Green Room has been awarded Great Places to Work® 2014 – and is the only agency ranked in the Top 45 Medium (50-499 employees) category within its sector – as well as receiving the Best Companies 2014 accreditation.

This was the first time the 60-strong retail design agency, based at Birmingham’s Fort Dunlop, had entered Great Places to Work® and was subsequently awarded the accreditation during a year when a record number of businesses signed up to the Best Workplaces Programme.

In the internal survey last year, 98% of Green Room staff praised their great working environment, 86% said there was a positive working culture, and 90% said they would recommend the agency as a great place to work.

Green Room, who provides retail design services for global brands including Nike, Timberland, Mercedes-Benz and The North Face, is the only retail design agency to be awarded Great Places to Work® accreditation this year.

The agency has also been awarded Best Companies status. Green Room was accredited for the first time in 2014, and awarded with one star. This follows the awarding of Investors in People status for the agency, first presented in 2013; another rarity within the industry.

Green Room’s CEO and Founder, Richard Ash, says: “This is a fantastic achievement for Green Room; even more so given this was our first year of participation in both accreditations. I am extremely proud of our achievements and, even more so, to be working with a team of people that is second to none!”

These accreditations come at a time of continued growth for the retail design agency. Following the senior appointment of Chris Chubb at their Birmingham studio, Green Room is continuing their international expansion with a new, larger Amsterdam office.