Living Wage Employer
In September 2022, The Mackman Group became an accredited Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. We are proud to be one of only three Sudbury-based organisations accredited, demonstrating our commitment to being an ethical business and employer of choice.
CIM East of England Regional Board
We are fortunate to have Vice-Chair on the East of England board for The Chartered Institute of Marketing at The Mackman Group. Co-Founder and Managing Director Paul Mackman works with other board members to provide continued professional development and marketing training for members of the institute and other practising professionals. The Mackman Group has also become a CIM Chartered organisation.
Paul Mackman, our Co-Founder and Managing Director, is a Chartered Marketer, Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Vice-Chair of the CIM’s Eastern Region. The CIM definition for Chartered Marketer status: “Chartered Marketer is a status recognising those marketers achieving the highest level in our profession’.
CIM Corporate Partner
The Mackman Group is the first marketing agency to become a Corporate Partner of The Chartered Institute of Marketing. Our affiliation with the CIM sends a clear signal to both staff and clients that we are committed to the continued professional development of our people, using the training and memberships provided by the institute as a critical component in achieving that.
Market Research Society (MRS) Accredited
As an accredited Market Research Society (MRS) Company Partner, we are committed to delivering insight to consistently high standards. We adhere to the MRS’ strict codes of conduct when delivering all aspects of our research projects, and further abide by Fair Data (MRS) principles when handling and analysing subsequent respondent data. We demonstrate our competence and expertise by providing meaningful results and recommendations to inform strategies that support the broader business aims and objectives.
Business Awards Suffolk
‘Changing lives special recognition’ award finalist at The East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards. At the awards ceremony, judges praised our company’s ethos of developing our people and giving back to the local community.
MRS Operations Awards 2021
Best Data Collection Winner.
The following project was selected as the ‘Best Data Collection – Interviewer Administered’ winner at the MRS Operations Awards 2021.
Essex County Council needed to know how better to support the Essex business community in challenging times. Following a tender process, Mackman Research was commissioned by Essex County Council to conduct a time-sensitive and critical business support survey during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The research gathered would help to shape Essex County Council’s business support and economic growth strategy, helping its businesses to survive and recover from the effects of the pandemic.
CIM Memberships and Qualifications
Holding membership with the CIM ensures that we remain consistent with our professional development, work to best practice policies and demonstrate our commitment to the marketing industry.
Several of our staff hold CIM qualifications in Professional Marketing, and all our remaining team members are completing ongoing professional development, minimum of 35 hours per year, within the criteria of strategic marketing through online courses and webinars.
CIPD Memberships and Qualifications
One member of our HR team holds a level 7 CIPD qualification and a membership for ongoing professional development. The knowledge and tools gained by this membership are crucial to designing high-level workforce strategies, remaining current with the fast-paced developments in human resource practices and driving continuous organisational improvement.
“We are members of ProHelp, Business in the Community, and are living wage accredited. We are working towards B-corp status and are committed to achieving this in 2023.”Paul Mackman