The technical PR agency began the year with just three employees, but with the addition of a PR assistant, executive and two account managers, the team now stands at seven. Moving to the new office space within the former textile mill was therefore essential to support the expanding team.
Hannah van Rooyen joined as an account manager in February, while work placement student Paige Catton became a full time member of the team in May and has recently been promoted to PR executive. The two most recent additions are part time PR assistant Selina Shaw and account manager Jenny Gibson. Ex-journalist Jenny also lectures on PR at the University of Huddersfield.
The recruitment drive has equipped Scriba with the expertise and capacity to increase its client base from 15 at the beginning of 2017, to a staggering 30 currently on board. Recent additions to the growing list are chemical manufacturer SNF, cloud tech specialist Vapour Cloud, HR and employment law advisory firm esphr, IT support experts Q2Q IT and high voltage electrical engineering contractor Smith Brothers.
"The move has provided us with an inspiring place to work thats packed full of character, which I think is important when you spend so much time at your desk like we do."
Commenting on the growth, Scriba PR’s managing director Katie Mallinson said: “Our old office was beginning to feel slightly cramped, and as the team continued to grow we needed more space to accommodate that. The move has provided us with an inspiring place to work that’s packed full of character, which I think is important when you spend so much time at your desk like we do. We have also been encouraging our clients to come and visit us to see our creative space for themselves.”
Katie continued: “2017 has seen us really starting to cement our presence in the technical sectors we sought to specialise in – including technology, engineering, demolition and waste and recycling to name a few. Earlier this year I was asked to be a judge for the National Recycling Awards, which was an absolute honour as it is a sector that we hold close to our hearts, and to have our expertise recognised in this field was a great accolade for us. I feel we have really established ourselves over the past 12 months and our relocation has been a huge part of that. We’re a growing team and I’m excited to see what the next year will bring!”
With its new office space, Scriba PR is already planning its next phase of recruitment, with the goal to appoint an additional full time account manager and PR apprentice in 2018.
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