The Manchester office of global PR agency Weber Shandwick has claimed that it is set to begin a new expansion plan in the new year, with revenue set to reach almost £2m this year.
The agency, headed up by Jo Leah (pictured) works with Warburtons, Qhotels and Aldi, has grown its revenue by 20 per cent this year, and increased staff numbers from 22 to 29.
Colin Byrne, chief executive of Weber Shandwick in the UK and Europe, said: “Manchester has long been a highly successful base for Weber Shandwick, but this year it has without a doubt been one of our best performing right across Europe.
“Winning any new business in the current economic climate is tough, but the work the team has done this year has not only seen it grow its existing clients but win major new brands as well.
“With the senior new additions to the team and the strong mix of digital, content creation and PR services it now brings to clients, we look forward to an equally dynamic 2013.”
The agency has picked up work with Food North Wales, a year-long contract from Warburtons Free From to promote its Gluten Free range, increased digital work with Aldi and was appointed to launch PZ Cussons Mum & Me to the UK.
Also joining the agency are Caroline Spence as a consumer associate director from Grayling, Nualla O’Neil as a consumer account director from Hill and Knowlton, and Neil Drake has joined as a corporate account director from the General Optical Council.