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Access marks 20th year with high growth and £1m of new business

By Olivia Atkins, Branded Content Writer

October 2, 2019 | 2 min read

Integrated marketing communications and digital agency, Access, is celebrating 20 years in business with a record year. The agency has enjoyed its turnover rise by more than 42% and profits soar by 115%.

In the last 12 months, the Manchester-based agency has won more than £1m worth of new business, including adding five new major clients to its client roster. These include: WaterAid, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Edrington, Stagecoach Bus and Greater Manchester Moving.

Access was also crowned Marketing Agency Of The Year in the 2019 UK Agency Awards.

The agency plans to expand further. It currently employs 30 full time staff with numbers expected to reach nearer 40 in the next year.

The team credits its on-going success to its agility and ability to aligning its services to meet clients’ needs.

With an experienced Drupal development teams in Europe, Access is the only Acquia partner with Preferred Partner status in the North of England. Its ‘Thinkery’ branded marketing insight and planning division, which has been responsible for the success of many high-profile UK and global campaigns, also enables the business to cater for all sizes of organisations that requires input into strategy and business planning.

Managing director, Simon Landi, said: “Turning 20 marks a significant milestone for Access, especially following such a hugely successful business year which has smashed all targets and seen us win an impressive roll call of new clients.

One of the secrets to our success is that we have always been an agency that isn’t afraid to change and reinvent itself whilst staying true to our values. Today we are a uniquely balanced business that combines the heritage and insight-driven approach of a comms agency with the innovation and technology of a world-class digital agency."

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