As technologies and behaviours disrupt business models we help our clients re-shape, recruit and retrain, leaving them better placed to meet the challenge of a rapidly evolving, infinitely connected world.
Whether you need a new approach, new teams or more knowledgable people - we're uniquely placed to help.
"In the absence of a crystal ball, understanding future digital behaviour in a meaningful way that you can use for your business is not simple, but Congregation make it so. Their knowledge is endless, the content inspiring and it's always fun."
Sarah Davies, Head of New Business Innovation
"During the time we've worked with the Congregation, we've been incredibly impressed with the thoughtfulness with which they approach the search for talent. They take the time to totally understand us, our culture and our needs and this is really evident in every candidate we have the pleasure to meet. We trust their judgement completely and it really feels like they have the agency and their candidates best interests at heart"
Helen Foulder, Deputy MD
"Exceptional Digital Training"
Wendy Aitken, Marketing Excellence Director
"I have never had anything but the complete truth from the Congregation. I have never been 'sold' a candidate and I have always been listened to. They get our briefs, but more importantly they get our culture, which invariably leads to the right people being put in front of us. Thanks for that."
Nic Owen, MD
"Because of the way Congregation work I know that every candidate that they suggest or put forward will be worth meeting. They have a much deeper understanding of not just the type of person I might need in terms of talent but also in terms of the personality that will fit."
Amy Garrett, Head of Client Development
"I've worked with Congregation for many years now, both as a candidate and a client. They're head and shoulders above anyone else I've worked with. They totally 'get it' and have a great eye and understanding of what I'm after and the kind of people that would fit the culture as well as the role. That's so important. I've recommended Congregation to loads of people - candidates and clients - and will continue to do so. They genuinely want the best for all parties, which is how you build strong, sustainable, ass kicking teams."
Abigail Findlay, Brand & Creative Director
“Congregation is different. Different is good. When I go to them for talent they conduct an exhaustive search based on MY needs. Not who THEY happen to have on their books, in any market. Think about it. But they are more than that. As creative businesses struggle to redefine themselves, they, uniquely, can work with organizations to recruit, reshape, retrain and re calibrate, leaving them better placed to fit today's blisteringly fast paced world of commerce.”
Jon Williams, ECD & Chief Digital Officer
"Whenever I talk to either Congregation I know I am directly tapping into probably the single most interesting and informed marketing network on the planet. Their generosity in sharing this knowledge and network is amazing."
Matt Charlton, Chief Executive Officer
We're not people pushers. We believe that our value is in the quality and not the quantity. We're always impartial. Our focus is on doing what's best for the companies and individuals we work with. Our ability to do this is underpinned by our multiple revenue streams.
If all you need is a job we're not the people to talk to. If you're serious about building a career, we absolutely are.
If you just want people quickly, we're not an ideal partner. If you're passionate about building a brilliant team, we absolutely are.
We take a strategic approach to every assignment - we are rigorous and thorough. Each brief is effectively search and selection, we just don't charge the crazy fee. We work best when we're an extension of your brand. We invest the time it takes to get to know you properly and this allows us to identify the people you really need. It also allows us to introduce you to people you don't know you need until you meet them. They're often the individuals who are the most transformative.
We help people understand the effect technology’s had on the world and the people in it. A world in which everyone and everything are connected makes traditional, linear communication strategies less and less effective.
We help people understand the opportunities in an interactive, hands-on and fun way. Digital’s an interactive discipline and we believe personal activation is the first step to professional understanding. We can come in to inspire your whole team, we can run specialist workshops on digital strategy, mobile & social or we can provide one to one coaching for your senior management team.
It’s not about seeing cool stuff and forgetting it. It’s about defining the new services you want to create and making sure your people can deliver on those services. We build confidence and a culture of curiosity so your team are best placed to cope with a world of constant change. We do this for some of the best brands and agencies in the world - Unilever, Saatchi & Saatchi, O2, Google, Weiden + Kennedy and many more.
The same time-tested models that made our organisations a success now threaten to make them obsolete. Nearly every business process requires a new strategic approach.
Using audits and workshops we help you understand the new market context, identifying the challenges you face but also the opportunities for growth. Our strategic approach is a chance to sense-check the issues, an invaluable airlock before you get into the much more expensive delivery phase of change.
Our knowledge and insight combined with your practical experience helps you arrive at a robust business case and the correct approach for what you are about to do.
Matt Wells, Holly Day and Tim Sparke founded the Congregation. We're obsessed with learning what makes teams great, how technology is changing the way we work, and what organisations can do to guarantee their future relevance.
We're London based but we work all over the world. Congregation is more than just a name, it's an unparalleled global network of talent.
We work out of Second Home, Spitalfields, a space designed to encourage new ways of working – creative, flexible and innovative.
We look forward to working with you.