17th Feb 2022
This year on #RandomActsofKindnessDay, we are shining a bright solar light on our people, who not only dazzle and inspire us daily with their endless creativity, but also through their commitment and humble attitude towards giving back to their local communities.
Emberson was founded on the guiding principle that it is possible to ‘do well and do good’, and although we would never put it in a job description (!), somehow, we’ve always been super lucky to work with a great bunch of very kind people across our agency network, who make kindness the norm.
On #RAKDay, our founder Clare Emberson Pratt said, “We are extremely proud of all of our employees. To be fulfilled in work and outside work is one of our key aims for our team. We hope to encourage our people to find joy and meaning in their community to connect and give back. It is a big part of the Emberson ethos and a real privilege to bear witness to some fabulous random acts which ultimately help to make life better.”
Our people wouldn’t want to shout about it, because it’s no big deal to them, but today is a really good day to expose just a few of them in all their kindness, alongside all their good work.
Craig Brooks, Art Director and Helen Webber, Account Director, along with the team at Future Positive has just finished a brand spanking new logo, campaign content and website, to support a community interest project to help Save The Hop Pole pub in Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire.
The newly created Limpley Stoke Community Benefit Society (LSCBS) now hopes to save The Hop Pole by the people, for the people of Limpley Stoke from private development, aided by Craig’s new branding to help give the cause extra visibility and a campaign identity. We wish the community all the very best with the campaign to re-instate the Hop Pole to its former glory with a whole new purpose.
Simon Coombe, Chair of LSCBS, commented: “Two months ago we were five villagers trying desperately to save our local pub from being turned into housing by some deep pocketed financiers. Thanks to Craig and Helen’s help and expertise in helping us develop a professional profile and social media presence and attracting over 600 supporters, we now have a real chance of converting the Hop Pole into a vibrant community-owned pub.”
Natalie Sweet, Development Director, Emberson Marketing is another prime suspect when it comes to dishing out the kindness. As a Board Member for Proteus, a performing arts charity, based in Basingstoke, Natalie has dedicated oodles of her free time over the years fundraising for competitions and investing in the organisation’s future.
“I’ve been a board member of Proteus, for the past nine years. During that time I have seen them grow from a dynamic and inspiring theatre production company to facilitators and advocates for creative arts in every form through Creation Space.”
Claire Bridges, Account Director, Emberson LeadGen is an organiser of The Big Gig, a long standing, local music festival in Midsomer Norton, near Bath. This year’s jam-packed line-up in June will include live music, locally produced food and a silent disco. The event generates lots of fun and funds which are donated to local charities. Over the years the event has supported countless causes in the area with many local people benefiting as a result.
“We are so excited to have The Big Gig back on after the Pandemic. This year will be bigger and better than ever, as we have lots of catching up to do. It is a really important event to get the community together again and raise lots of money for our local charities.”
Across The Emberson Group, all sorts of good deeds are unassumingly undertaken throughout the calendar year – and a good many more will remain anonymous by choice. From pub petitioning villagers, to passionate performing artists and the biggest hearts behind The Big Gig – Emberson people, you’re our kind of people!
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