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Top Banana celebrates its 20th anniversary

Creative communications agency Top Banana is celebrating its 20th birthday throughout 2019.

The company was founded by Richard Bridge (pictured) and Nick Terry in 1999, and now boasts a large client portfolio, two UK offices and over 50 team members.

Commenting on the occasion, Bridge said: “I still can’t quite believe that it’s been 20 years since we started on this awesome adventure, in some ways it still seems like yesterday. 

“Top Banana was set up with the aim to help businesses communicate better and to this day that remains our business mission. Since our first project in 1999 we have steadily grown our client base, which now includes some seriously impressive global brands including DFS, Whitbread, Virgin Media and Bacardi. 

“But it’s not just the brands we are proud of, it’s the strong, long-lasting relationships we maintain with these clients, with a number of them spanning over 10 years.”

The company is celebrating both the growth of its team, having recruited nine new staff members in 2018, but also its high staff retention rate, with many members of the team being employed for over 11 years.

Jade Ball, operations director, commented: “The leadership team here at Top Banana recognise that our people are our biggest asset, so we make sure we look after each and every employee. 

“The culture here is really unique, and whilst it sounds like a cliché, we really are a big family who all support each other. It’s really hard to find a company that truly listens to you and invests so much time and money in helping make you the best that you can be. 

“This is all supported by our awesome internal initiatives which have led to us being awarded Investors in People Gold, a hard to claim title and one we’re super proud of.”