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S3 Hits Rivals for Six With Fast Growth 50 Awards Success - S3 Advertising

25 Oct 2017 - 16:03 |

S3 Hits Rivals for Six With Fast Growth 50 Awards Success

The continued growth and success of Cardiff-based advertising agency, S3, shows no signs of slowing down, following the addition of six new industry awards to their trophy cabinet.

Held at Cardiff’s Mercure Holland House hotel last Friday night, the Fast Growth 50 celebrates and acknowledges the success of Welsh entrepreneurs and businesses. Sponsored by Barclays, S3 took home the award for Wales’ fastest-growing business within the creative industries sector.

S3’s 200% increase in turnover over the past two years saw them finish 12th overall, the award coming just days after industry recognition at an independent agencies census, held annually in London.

Published by industry heavyweights, The Drum, The Top 100 Independent Agencies Census celebrates the UK’s strongest agencies, rewarding them based on three metrics: financial performance, recognition of excellence through award wins and client satisfaction.

Having excelled in all three categories, S3 scooped the following awards:

  • #1 Advertising Agency in the UK (26 – 50 staff)
  • #1 Advertising Agency in Wales
  • #1 Advertising Agency in Financial Performance (26 – 50 staff)
  • #1 Advertising Agency in Turnover Percentage Growth (26 – 50 staff)
  • #1 Advertising Agency in Gross Profit Percentage Growth (26 – 50 staff)

Of the latest accolades, agency CEO, Matt Jones, said:

“These are absolutely amazing results and I couldn’t be prouder. As an agency, we are so proud to be flying the flag for Wales; we are living proof that the advertising industry isn’t all about London!”

Following a string of new staff members, including Commercial Director, Mike Webb, Jones indeed attributes the agency’s latest success to his team, adding:

“The reason we’ve been ranked so highly is because of the amazing team we have. It’s refreshing to see that the hard work they put in every day is being recognised by the wider industry. As an agency, we are doing so well and hammering the competition nationally.”

Never ones to rest on their laurels, however, S3 will now spend the final two months of the year hunting new clients, as well as servicing their current roster, which includes Bounce Energy Balls, Brace’s Bakery and Airbus.


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