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Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Beattie, the creative communication group, generated record profits in 2015 of £590,000 – a threefold increase over the previous 12 months.

Turnover grew by an impressive 17% to £8.6m and Laurna Woods, Group Managing Director, said the robust performance has continued into the first half of this financial year.

“We enjoyed an exceptional year in 2015 and I’m confident 2016, our 30th anniversary year, will be even better,” said Woods.

“Various factors contributed to our success in 2015 but our hard-working, dedicated and innovative people are the main reason for our exceptional results.

“We have an extremely talented team and their ability to delight our clients resulted in us winning considerably more business from existing customers. At the same time we captured numerous new brands.”

Significant new client wins included cosmetics brand Avon, Merck‘s Seven Seas account and French fashion label La Redoute.

The Group invested heavily in growing its Only Travel, Only Health and Only Retail boutiques, trebled the size of its Manchester office and recruited additional programmers, search specialists, designers and client managers into its Only Digital business.

11ten, the education marketing and student recruitment brand in which it has a 50% stake, also produced an impressive performance with profits rising and turnover increasing by 62% to £5.1m.

Beattie Group has committed to creating 30 new jobs in 2016 to mark its 30th anniversary. Fourteen new faces have already been recruited including Tony Bilsborough, the former PR supremo of Mondel─ôz International and Cadbury in the UK. He is now heading up the Beattie team in Birmingham.

Headquartered in London, Beattie has eight offices across the UK including Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. It provides PR, social, creative and digital marketing services.