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Top Banana bunch grows

Worcestershire-based creative communications agency, Top Banana, has welcomed six new team members over an eight-week period following a period of growth.

Emma Collins returns to Top Banana as client relationship director after 11 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. 

She comments: “I’m thrilled to be returning to the ‘bunch’ after all this time. 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.”

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

Richard Bridge, founder and CEO, comments: “Top Banana is a people focused business… 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.

Jemma Peers, commercial director and member of the leadership team, says: “We’re really excited to welcome some great new team members to both the Midlands and London offices. 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.”