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Our Culture

The Silverbean team are a bunch of expert, intelligent, creative, hilarious (sometimes!) and enthusiastic professionals who are obsessed with all things digital.

We know that the feeling of success is about way more than just the day job, and a Culture like ours can’t be bought or manufactured. We’ve built it over almost 15 years.

Our staff have freedom, autonomy and the chance to thrive in a harmonious environment that celebrates individuality and supports growth.

Our Mission Statement
Make a difference in everything we do
Our Values:
Fairness

Fairness

Treat people fairly.

Integrity

Integrity

Our reputation is everything.

Progress

Progress

We don't stand still.

Quality

Quality

Be proud of your work.

Our charity partnership

Our staff benefits package is all centred around happiness and wellbeing, and positive mental health is something we’re serious about at Silverbean.

We’re partnered with Mind: Tyneside and Northumberland, a local charity part of the national Mind network. It exists to promote positive mental health, providing flexible, responsive and sustainable support services.

Our collaboration allows us to support a cause we care significantly about, using the huge array of skills we have within our team, whilst also opening up the conversation and taking the stigma out of discussing mental health in the workplace.

Keep an eye on our Blog for details of the latest work we’re doing with Mind: Tyneside and Northumberland.

 

Our charity partnership

What our staff say:

Image shows Hannah Mattinson of Silverbean

The Silverbean culture makes it a great place to work. Everyone has made me feel really welcome from the start, and I look forward to working with Neil to develop the agency’s paid marketing offering.

The demand for PPC is growing every year and it’s a really exciting industry to be a part of, especially in an agency with a great client base and relationships to match.

Hannah Mattinson
Senior Paid Marketing Manager
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Lauren Archer staff portait Silverbean

After almost 3 years at Silverbean, I can honestly say it's the best job I've ever had.

I'm lucky enough to come to work every day with talented, vibrant, enthusiastic and like-minded people, all of whom possess actual expertise to do brilliant work that keeps our clients happy.

My department is responsible for shouting about the agency, and it couldn't be easier when there are so many good things to shout about! The staff benefits scheme is also a lovely perk, and the freedom to make my job my own in everything I do an even bigger plus.

Put it this way, it's no coincidence are staff retention rates are so high!

Lauren Archer
Senior Marketing & PR Manager
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Image shows Silverbean employee Stephen Shaw

I love the Silverbean family. It’s not just the staff, it’s how we all get along as a family, since I spend more time with this lot than I do my real family! I love the challenges that come from working with some kick-ass clients. I love being surrounded by the best digital marketers in the North East… soon, the world!

Stephen Shaw
Digital Marketing Analyst
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Image shows Silverbean Founder and M.D, Neil Robbins

I love working at Silverbean because we have a positive ‘can do’ culture created by a group of people with different expertise, experiences and views of the world all bound together by an ambition to create and deliver outstanding results for our clients, whilst not losing sight that they must be themselves and enjoy what they do. I am very proud we genuinely encourage and support personal progression for the people that work here and actively seek to create new career opportunities for those in teams at all levels in the agency. It’s a dynamic place to be because we just don’t believe in standing still. Progress is the heartbeat of the agency and I am continually impressed and excited by our people discovering new, innovative approaches and techniques which they apply to make measurable impact for our clients. Most of all, it’s simply a fun place to come to work every day and I don’t know many people who can say that.

Neil Robbins
Founder & Managing Director
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Tom Etherington - Silverbean staff portrait 2016

I love the fact that Silverbean creates endless opportunities and gives people the freedom to shape their own progress and future role. I have been able to progress from an entry-level Exec to a Senior member of the SEO team in just over two years, because I've been consistently encouraged to learn and grow my digital and leadership skills.

I've also been able to attend amazing events, like SearchLove and the Festival of Marketing, proving Silverbean's commitment to staff development and exposure to the wider industry. I also get to work with some great people, which makes coming into work even easier!

Tom Etherington
Senior Search Marketing Consultant
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image shows louise james, head of affiliate marketing

Having worked here for over a decade, I’ve witnessed many a change Silverbean! But one thing remains a constant for me, and that’s the positive, encouraging and fun working environment we strive to have – and that’s what I love about working here. I’ve had jobs in the past where I’ve felt that “Sunday evening dread” as Monday morning looms – but I can honestly say I’ve never once had that feeling here. Yes, we all work bloody hard, and YES, there are times when we feel quite stressed. But there’s always someone to help you out, just as a friend or a soundboard. I head into the office knowing I have a day ahead with my friends, not just my colleagues – and no matter what the day throws at us, we will get through it.

Louise James
Head of Affiliate Marketing
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Image shows Nicola Hall from Silverbean

I love how Silverbean dare to be different and have taken an ethical stance on digital marketing; it’s not just about the needs of the client, but about being useful to customers and producing work of the highest quality. We’re lucky enough to work with some great brands and the fun, positive team culture allows everyone a chance to shine!

Nicola Hall
Search Marketing Executive
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Image Shows Silverbean Head of Optimisation and Planning, Neil M Hancock

Well, having been here longer than most of the furniture, clearly there are lots of things I love! However if I had to pick one, it would be that everyone, no matter whether you are the MD or the latest newbie, is treated the same and welcomed to the big Silverbean family. Even when people leave (and fortunately that doesn’t happen often) they are still a ‘Beaner’ at heart. During my time at Silverbean I have seen lots of long-lasting friendships made, including a few relationships too, and long may it continue!

Neil M Hancock
Head of Optimisation and Planning
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We appreciate you, every single one of you!! Happy #EmployeeAppreciationDay

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Here is a photo from yesterday of @mslisamichele and @vickycee with Martine Wright MBE, who is a Paralympian and motivational speaker at the Bunzl CHS conference. She was one of the last people to be found alive at the 7/7 bombings #agencylife #digitalmarketing #inspiration #bunzl

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We know what makes a damn good spread! #vistage #meeting #emilybotham #foodies #agencylife #sbn #silverbean #houltsyard #digitalagency #lunch #foodstagram #newcastleupontyne

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Finally shaking off our sore heads after the AMAZING Xmas bash we had @wylam_brewery on Thursday! Sprinkled with a little @cocoluminaireprophire magic, of course! 😍 Wishing our clients, followers, friends and wonderful team a very #MerryChristmas! 🎄#wylambrewery #agencylife #cocoluminaireprophire #marqueelight #illuminations #christmas #xmasparty #celebration #festiveseason #sbn #silverbean

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Any day when there's a puppy in the office is a good day! 😍#cockapoo #dogsofinstagram #pooches #instadogs #agencylife #houltsyard #sbn #beanerlife #silverbean #instapuppy #puppy #austinthecockapoo

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Personalised little bags of goodies for Xmas, what a place to work! #christmas #agencylife #gifts #xmas #sbn #greatplacetowork #makeadifference #beanerlife #silverbean #gifts #digitalagency

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The @pinkboutiqueuk team have just been for a Christmas lunch at @gbcupcakery! Delightful, lovely to see you guys as always!

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Beantime does: The Snowman Challenge! Poor Martyn... #beantime #fridayfun #agencylife #beaners #sbn #christimascheer #xmas #christmastime #digitalagency

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