Leamington agency reports 30% hike in turnover

A Leamington Spa-based communications agency is celebrating a year of growth.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:37 am
Julie Stanford who has just joined Palmer Hargreaves.

Palmer Hargreaves, of Waterloo Place, has reported a 30 per cent growth in turnover and its personnel across last year.

Now the agency has announced the appointment of Julie Stanford as its latest Account Director as the company looks to strengthen its senior team.

She joins after previous roles at Spark 44, Epsilon and Cogent Elliott and Jaguar Land Rover.

Mark Dale, managing director of Palmer Hargreaves, which also has offices in Germany, Russia, China and Brazil, said: “The true sign an agency is doing well is when it can attract back some of the best marketing talent that has previously worked for it.

“Julie spent more than 10 years at Palmer Hargreaves before leaving in 2008 to gain a range of agency experience in London and the Midlands.

He said: “It’s great to welcome her back years later into an agency that has evolved over that time just as much as her skillset and experience.

He added: “Julie will be helping the agency continue its upward trajectory, working with senior management and account handling teams to continue to exceed client expectations, solving complex marketing problems both creatively and measurably.”

Ms Stanford said: “Palmer Hargreaves has enjoyed impressive international growth over the past 12 months.

“Joining the company presents a unique opportunity to work on some vibrant and exciting business to business brands, working with talented colleagues and individuals all over the world.”

Since her departure 12 years ago, Palmer Hargreaves has opened its offices in Brazil and China and it has moved away from being a traditional advertising agency to a full service communications partner that encompasses strategy, content, creative and digital.

Last summer, the company was chosen by electric taxi company London Electric Vehicle Company to help generate test drives of its new electric taxi across Birmingham, Manchester and London.