Don't hold the Front Page back as design firm expands

Front Page Design is set to increase its staff levels by almost 50 percent following a period of buoyant trading which saw the business beat last year’s turnover in the first six months of the financial year.

The Glasgow-based company will see its headcount rising to 20 after a recruitment drive.

The company, which specialises in the tourism industry, matched last year’s £1.1m turnover in March – halfway through its October to September financial year.

Front Page’s clients include international brands such as Royal Caribbean International, the Walt Disney Company, Celebrity Cruises, Merlin Entertainments Group and the Canadian Tourism Commission. The company, which is based in the Park area of Glasgow, said the big increase in turnover was due to a combination of new business wins and existing clients spending more.

Managing director Ian McMillan said (pictured left): “We have had a fantastic first six months where we are seeing a lot of major global projects coming to fruition.

“Front Page Design has a very strong record of maintaining long-term relationships with clients and we have also been very successful in winning significant amounts of new business.

“We have always invested a lot of money in new technology to keep our business at the forefront of design trends and that investment in equipment and in our people is paying off.”

Front Page recently completed the design and development of an e-learning programme aimed at travel agents for RCL Cruises Ltd – the parent company for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises – which includes 3d graphics and is being produced in 12 foreign languages following its unprecedented success in the UK and Ireland.

The company has also been working on consumer campaigns for Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, and last year won a three year contract from the Canadian Tourism Commission to design and supply promotional materials for travel agents throughout the UK. Other major wins included a contract with the Merlin Entertainments Group to create educational materials for teachers to encourage them to take children to Sea Life Centres and Sanctuaries across the UK and Ireland.

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