Pudsey company moves to four-day week following lockdown


Pudsey-based communications agency Punch Creative has introduced a four-day working week as lockdown measures ease.

Like many, the coronavirus pandemic caused the Yorkshire business to adapt and become more agile. Punch employees were set up to work from home and internal and client meetings were led via Microsoft Teams and Zoom. 

During this time, many economists spoke in favour of a four-day work week due to its “range of benefits for employers and workers.” Academic studies also reported that a four-day work week could result in “lower stress levels, higher levels of job satisfaction and an improved work-life balance.”

Following a review of its working culture, Punch decided to take the plunge and move to a shorter work week to achieve the company’s aim of creating a more “socially conscious agency”. 

Richard Lowes, Creative Director at Punch Creative said:

“From July we are joining a small but growing number of companies in the UK by moving to a four-day work week, Friday off, every week. Or as we see it; a shorter more focused working week with agile working which equals longer weekends with a happier, more creative and productive agency to benefit everyone.”

The agency joins a small number of UK businesses who have decided to introduce a three-day weekend to increase productivity and employee wellbeing.

Punch Creative is a fully integrated communications agency, working together with clients to create and implement ideas that drive their success. It’s based at Chapel Studios, Bradford Road, Stanningley.


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