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Story has topped a year of growth with three new clients, two team promotions and a recruitment drive

 

We’re proud to have welcomed Spitfire Bespoke Homes, Birmingham City Council and Boom Radio to Story’s roster at the end of 2020, in a year where the agency revenues grew by 20 per cent – boosted by a 70 per cent increase in our video production service.

Story is now managing housebuilder Spitfire’s national PR and recently led on Birmingham City Council’s #BrumWeCan campaign, which showcased the city’s good causes throughout the festive period and into 2021. We also successfully launched Boom Radio – a new national disruptor station aimed at the baby-boomer generation.

Adding to the good news, Story has promoted Sophie Drake to account director and Lewis Thomas to account manager, and launched a recruitment drive for 2021 to pursue the next phase of our growth plans.

Amanda Lowe, founder and MD at Story Comms, said:

“We had a really strong finish to the year and a very positive start to 2021 with new clients, promotions in the team and a recruitment drive.

“Our video service has grown by 70 per cent in the last year – an area of expansion pre-pandemic that exploded for us as everyone spent more time online. The work we have done has focused on telling stories that connect people in really human ways. In the year we’ve all just had, genuinely relating to the people behind a business is vital – it is as much about hearts as minds.

“We’ve worked hard to help clients stay relevant and cut through the noise by bringing their message to life in ways that connect to people on a human emotive level.

“The team has worked so hard and, with the trust and support of our clients, we’re storming into 2021 with confidence.”

Story is currently recruiting for two roles, including a position on the management team, with plans for further team growth in the summer.

Homegrown promotions

Sophie Drake joined the agency as its first recruit in 2015 from university. She moves to account director after leading on company culture, creative and social media service growth, while netting awards for client work with Mills & Reeve, CEG Property and John Lewis. She also leads key accounts including Goodman, Avison Young and more recently projects with Boom Radio and Birmingham City Council, all while fulfilling her role as Director for Young People at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.

Lewis also joined the agency from university in 2017, and has quickly progressed to account manager after leading some of Story’s biggest clients including FTSE 100 property developer Berkeley Group’s St Joseph division, Anthony Collins Solicitors and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Amanda Lowe added:

“I am very proud of Sophie and Lewis’s promotions – we believe in growing our own, investing in people and helping them push ahead into leadership roles. Both Sophie and Lewis started their PR careers at Story and are its future. I’m looking forward to seeing where their talent and drive takes them in 2021.

Story is currently recruiting an account director and two account executives. For more information on the roles, please click here

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