havas PRCommunications agency Havas PR UK has been awarded Media Employer of the Year 2013.

The award, hosted by Pathfinders Media Recruitment, was a close fought affair versus other great UK agencies.

The accolade is a prestigious honour for the agency, which collectively employs 60 staff in its Manchester, London and Edinburgh offices.

Havas was up against some stiff competition from Frank PR, Kindred, PHD and Way to Blue, however the judges were “overwhelmed” with the agency’s entry.

Sue McLelland, managing director at Pathfinders, commented: “The judges were particularly impressed with the enthusiasm of the company representatives and their honest description of their challenges and successes.”

Continuing, Sue explained that Havas had been chosen because of their “imaginative variety of learning and development opportunities” and the way in which the agency provided “fun yet productive environments which truly allows people to flourish.”

Brian Beech, managing director of Havas PR’s Manchester and Edinburgh office, said:

“It’s fantastic that Havas has been recognised as a great place to work.  Our team are our greatest asset, our competitive advantage. We have attracted the best and we want to retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus; and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.

“We hope to continue meeting the needs of our clients and colleagues throughout the course of 2014 and beyond.”