23 Apr PR agency becomes first in Essex to achieve the coveted B-Corp Certification
Leading Essex based PR agency, Voice Communications, has just been awarded the coveted B-Corp certification, becoming the very first PR agency in Essex and one of only two companies in the county to achieve B-Corp status. The certification shines a spotlight on Colchester based Voice as part of a new wave of global businesses, committed to balancing the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit), whilst striving to make the world a better place.
A B-Corporation is a purpose-driven business, dedicated to creating positive impacts for their communities, teams, clients and the environment. This is an ethos that has always been part of the fabric of Voice – an agency which has successfully grown with a core set of values at its heart.
After beginning its B-Corp journey back in September 2019, over the past seven months Voice has met specific environmental, social, governance, customer and community benchmarks outlined by B-Corp. These standards were backed-up through evidence which was submitted by Voice, highlighting the company’s commitment to looking after its people, supporting its clients and safeguarding the planet.
Founded by Managing Director, Nichola Cain, in 2006 over the past 14 years Voice has been committed to proactively inspiring and nurturing its people and clients – growing a team of industry experts who are passionate about shining a light on purpose driven organisations and businesses and all share the company’s values.
With offices based in the iconic Layer Marney Tower, Voice works collaboratively with businesses and organisations to amplify their message and highlight their purpose through PR, marketing, and digital services – ultimately making a positive difference.
Working with clients as an extension of their team, Voice provides services to organisations in Essex and throughout the UK in a range of industries, including green energy, construction, hospitality, tech, not for profit, home improvement, recycling and waste management, travel and leisure, and the charity sector.
Voice has worked with clients on a variety of exciting projects based in Essex, including supporting leading civil engineering company Land & Water raise awareness of their landmark wet habitat creation scheme in Rainham – an exciting sustainable project which is creating 5km2 of continuous habitats in Essex and safeguarding the environment for generations to come.
Alongside growing its client base, Voice is dedicated to supporting charities and similar organisations through pro-bono support.
This has included providing pro-bono services to Essex charities including Open Road and The Wilderness Foundation.
Nichola Cain, Managing Director of Voice Communications, says: “We are super proud to have become part of the international B-Corporation community – a community which echoes Voice’s ethos and mirrors our values. Balancing the triple bottom line, people, planet and profit, has always been part of our culture at Voice and it’s an incredible achievement for us as a business to make it official.”
Jessica Gill, Senior Account Director at Voice Communications, comments, “We place great emphasis on looking after our people. Without our incredible team, we wouldn’t be able to create the fantastic results we achieve for our clients. Becoming one of only two B-Corp certified companies in Essex firmly demonstrates our unique culture, positive energy, and commitment to those around us.”