Top Banana expands team by six

Events team expands to support growing key accounts including Virgin Media and Whitbread.

Lauren Ecob, Kate Griffiths and Steph Aviss join the events teams to support growing client relationships with key accounts including Virgin Media and Whitbread.

"Top Banana is a people focussed business with a great internal culture where people love to work, and this clearly transcends to our great customer relationships," said Richard Bridge, founder and CEO.

"Our client’s love working with us and this is down to our fantastic team of employees who always put the client at the heart of everything we do. These new recruits will make sure we have the right people in place to support our fantastic clients and we continue to deliver the best in class service we’re so well known for."

The central services and marketing teams have also expanded as they welcome Sharon Wakeman as assistant accountant and Joanna Darby as marketing assistant.

"We’re really excited to welcome some great new team members to both the midlands and London offices," added Jemma Peers, commercial director and member of the leadership team.

"This latest group of new starters brings a really broad skill set to the business, which is exactly what we need to continue the great work we do with our clients. We’ve invested heavily in our working culture over the last few years and it’s helped us attract and retain some of the best talent in the industry."

Emma Collins also returns to Top Banana as client relationship director after eleven years and will be responsible for developing existing client relationships and introducing new ones. She has worked on both sides of the agency fence in that time as head of sponsorship at npower and account director at drp where she headed up the Jaguar Land Rover account.

"I’m thrilled to be returning to the ‘bunch’ after all this time," Collins said. "It’s a very exciting time to be part of this dynamic and forward-thinking team. I love how the agency has grown and retained its team spirited soul while also being committed to commercial growth, innovative communication and relentless creativity."

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