We are C21, an integrated creative communications agency. As an employee-owned, independent agency, we care about who we do business with, choosing to work with organisations that are positive contributors to society. We create change.
Our award-winning campaigns are driven by purposeful strategies across digital, print, social and environmental. Whether working with small start-ups to global blue-chip clients, our creative ideas enable our clients to create positive change for their audiences and wider communities.
We’re courageous in the face of every challenge, driven by passion and proud of the visionary organisations we’ve worked with over the last 25 years. Whatever the brief or budget, we always explore ideas that push boundaries and take risks that capture the audience’s attention in memorable ways.
June 2023 was an incredibly important month for C21 as it saw us celebrate our 25th anniversary as an agency. When the company was founded in 1998, Christina Clarke, alongside original members Emma Bewley and Neil Parsons, didn’t know what to expect. However, she and her colleagues knew they had the right level of knowledge, passion, dedication and experience to make C21 something special. To read more about our story and how we celebrated this landmark day, click here.
We are employee-owned.
100% of the shares in the business have been placed into a Trust with C21 staff beneficiaries of the Trust. The Employee Ownership Trust model safeguards the successful culture of C21, rewards staff members, and provides a secure framework for long-term growth.
We work hard to make people happy.
Whether that’s clients, staff, or supplier partners, we believe respect, trust and shared values go a long way. They’re the key building blocks for great relationships. We believe that’s why we have such long-standing clients and members of staff.
We deliver happiness by:
As an Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) member, we are committed to continuous professional development and training for our staff. In 2021 staff logged 1,000 hours of dedicated professional advancement.
When you work with a member agency, you’re working with an agency endorsed for its professionalism and best practice, whilst also enjoying the support and access to leading-edge knowledge of the industry body.
C21 are an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Services Marketplace Framework. Being part of this Framework allows central government and public sector organisations access to our wealth experience in this field, and across our project management, strategic and creative teams.
The most impact often occurs when we empower each other. We support causes we’re passionate about. Over the years we have helped to fund educational opportunities for young girls in Africa, supported grassroots football and remained committed to helping to provide healthcare for the most vulnerable children in the North West.
Looking for change?
If you’re a designer, strategist, developer, content writer, animator, project manager or all-round problem solver, why not send us your CV. We’re a fast-growing team of change creators. As well as working across meaningful causes with a close-knit team of amazing people you can expect:
Want to throw out the rule book and tackle challenges that require strategic, creative, or digital solutions? Fancy enlightening and emboldening generations to come by influencing behaviour and creating change for good? Email your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about what change you’d like to create in the world.
We don’t currently have any vacancies.
We offer work experience to students studying degrees and new graduates in graphic design, strategic, digital and communications marketing, social media and content writing, animation, and digital development. Please send a short portfolio as a pdf or link along with your CV to email@example.com. We’re sorry but we don’t currently offer work placements to students of school age.