HGA Creative profit more than doubles as sales up 50%

Manchester-based agency HGA Creative has announced a 50% increase in sales to £2.5m for the year ending 31 May and said that profits have more than doubled, thanks to wins from corporates including Brakes Food Service and Football League Trust.

HGA annual sales up 50% and profit more than doubles
HGA annual sales up 50% and profit more than doubles

The agency attributed its performance, with turnover up from £1.65m in 2010, to growth across all areas of the agency, but in particular its digital and video business.

Michael Henderson, HGA’s managing director and co-founder, said: "We have made real headway in delivering effective digital strategies for a number of clients. These include not only excellent websites but also delivering real business benefits from our social media, mobile and online advertising capabilities.

"The increase in revenues is a combination of winning new business with a number of project and account wins including the Football League Trust, Outlook Expeditions and Brakes Food Service."

He added that stronger relationships with existing clients, including AG Barr and Phones4u also contributed to the agency's financial performance.

The agency is building its digital expertise and recently appointed Richard Ashdown as innovations director and Charley Caines as social media strategist.

Ashdown has over a decade’s experience in digital and was most recently SME communications manager for Morton Assets. Previous employers include WRG, where he spent eight years.

Caines was previously a digital PR executive at Major Players in London, where she successfully implemented a social media strategy.

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