We do everything you might expect an employer communications agency to do and more – from graduate marketing to social media, employer brands to events. Over the years, we’ve worked with a variety of prestigious clients, in virtually every sector. Below are just a few.

Our clients

Our awards

We’re proud to have been involved in countless industry firsts and we’ve gracefully nabbed many an award to show for it, across a particularly broad range of categories. Here’s a selection.

2014:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Graduate Initiative’ – Barclays
2010:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Graduate Recruitment’ – Barclays Capital

2014:
Winner – RAD Award ‘Innovation’ – Barclays on-campus events
2010:
Winner – Recruiter Awards ‘Best use of Technology’ – Barclays Capital

2014:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Use of Copywriting’ – Barclays
Winner – RAD Award ‘Work of the Year’ – Barclays
Winner – RAD Award ‘Candidate Engagement’ – Barclays
2010:
Winner – AGR ‘Best Graduate and Assessment Selection’ – Barclays Capital

2016:
Winner – RAD Award – ‘Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative’ – Barclays Apprenticeships
2015:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Diversity Initiative’ – Stafford Long Diversity Events
2013:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Diversity Initiative’ – Barclays
2011:
Winner – Rate My Placement ‘Best Diversity Award’ – Barclays Capital
2010:
Winner – Rate My Placement Awards ‘Best Diversity Award’ – Barclays Capital
Winner – Target National Graduate Awards ‘Best Diversity Recruitment’ – Barclays Capital
2009:
Winner – Target National Graduate Awards ‘Best Diversity Recruitment’ – IBM

2015:
Highly Commended – CIPD Awards ‘Recruitment Effectiveness’ – Barclays Apprenticeships

2016:
Winner – CIPD Awards ‘Best Apprenticeship Initiative’ – Barclays
2015:
Winner – Target Awards ‘Best School Leaver Programme’ – Barclays
Winner – Target Awards ‘Best Apprenticeship Programme’ – Barclays
Winner – Target Awards ‘Apprentice of the Year’ – Barclays
Highly Commended – National Apprenticeship Awards ‘Best Macro Employer’ – Barclays
Winner – BITC Awards ‘Inspiring Young Talent (Apprentice & Life Skills)’ – Barclays
2012:
Winner – TARGETjobs Awards ‘Best Undergraduate Internship/Vacation Programme’ – Barclays Corporate
Winner – Rate My Placement Awards, Best Placement & Internship Employer – Barclays Capital

2012:
Winner – Social Media Awards, Best Use of Blogger Relations – Grant Thornton

2010:
Winner – AGR ‘Best Employer Brand’ – Barclays Capital

2007:
Winner – RAD Award ‘Best Employer Website’ – Severn Trent Water
2004:
Winner – AGR ‘Best Graduate Website’ – Severn Trent Water
Winner – NORAS Best Employer Website

2007:
Winner – RAD Award ‘Best Campaign’ – Severn Trent Water

How we work

When we set up Stafford Long + Partners, we did it with a simple aim: gather a concentrated team of experts who love what they do and believe in working openly, honestly and supportively. We like to work with clients who share this collaborative philosophy – because, as our experience has proved, that’s when the best work happens.

How we work

We do everything for the love of it

We’re a fully independent agency in every sense. We have no external shareholders or parent company to answer to. So we’re free to focus on what we love: doing inventive and exciting work.

We’re enormously inquisitive

Staying ahead of the curve is important to us. We write regular white papers exploring and analysing the key trends in our market and how to harness them. Our freedom means we can react quickly to explore new areas of the market, invest in changes to our business and bring in the very best specialist talent .It also means we can take a step back and come up with ideas that buck (and better) industry trends.

We’re craftspeople

A lot of pride, care and passion goes into what we do. As an agency, we work hard to make sure we never let our clients down – balancing the heady thrills of creativity with the security of robust project management and quality assurance. That’s why many clients are so loyal; in fact, a lot of our growth comes from existing contacts who simply want to work with us more.

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We’re good to have around

When all is said and done, we’d like to be seen as a group of people you trust, enjoy spending time with, and actively want to listen to. We take care to get to know our clients’ business, solve their challenges by working together and become an extension of their team. Equally, we get involved in good causes wherever and whenever we can, whether that’s through volunteering or pro bono projects.