First Protocol reports pre-tax profit of £350,000

Surplus to fund brand refresh, updated website and extranet service

First Protocol has reported a strong 2008 performance with a pre-tax profit of £350,000.

Chief executive Richard Waddington described it as an "excellent performance", stating that the net profit would be put back into the agency to fund a number of initiatives.

"These include a brand refresh, new website, and the creation of an extranet tool that makes our knowledge base available across all our offices and accessible for all team members and a number of our clients," said Waddington.

The agency has also recruited Taryn Fulton-Hart as an account director to work exclusively on its BT account.

First Protocol senior account manager Lucie Fox has moved from the London office to the US office, following a "major new US account win".

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