The prospect of relocating for a new job can be exciting and daunting. You’ll be raring to go, but you’ll also find yourself asking countless questions: what will the area be like? How are the people there? Will I enjoy the work? Not forgetting: Can I get a decent curry…?
Naturally, I asked myself all these things as I made the decision to leave my northern homeland and fly to the hive for a new start in the Big Smoke.
Taking the plunge
My experience includes retail, digital and B2B PR, and I wanted to be somewhere I could put all of this to use. London has thousands of agencies working across numerous sectors. Suffice to say I had no idea where to start!
Finding the hive
It’s never easy finding a new job. I was fortunate enough to come across Milk & Honey PR through word of mouth and on the back of a LinkedIn post on queen bee Kirsty Leighton’s selection to the Forbes Council. So, I decided to get in touch. One thing led to another and here I am, sleeves rolled up, well into my third week.
What makes it stand out
They say in PR no two days are the same, and that’s particularly true for agencies. Milk & Honey PR stands out as an agency that’s energetic, forward thinking, open and dynamic, in a fast-paced, ever-evolving and highly competitive landscape.
What struck me first was the refreshing approach the agency takes, allowing its people to be creative and energetic. Ultimately executing campaigns that nurture reputations and deliver business value.
B Corp certified, the agency sets itself apart. Companies with this accolade balance profit with purpose, to positively impact the environment, communities and employees.
A new chapter
From a personal perspective, I’ve got the opportunity to build on the skills I’ve already gathered from four years in the industry. But also to play a part in the growth and direction of one of London’s hottest and most exciting agencies.
Already I’ve been involved with pitches, generating ideas, identifying news opportunities and securing interviews with national publications.
Thankfully, I can confirm any qualms over the job, people, city and of course, curry, were unfounded. The lack of Yorkshire Tea in the office however is something that will be addressed…