Creative comms group Beattie is to create 30 new jobs across its UK office network, as part of its 30th birthday celebrations.
Founded in 1986 initially as a news agency, it is now an integrated comms and marketing group, with a turnover of £13 million, 100-strong staff and three headline brands: comms consultancy Beattie, student recruitment brand 11ten and the Only series of marketing boutiques.
The 30 new positions, which will include PR specialists, search marketers, affiliate marketing managers, email marketers, Umbraco developers, designers and video makers, will be created across Beattie’s eight UK offices, including its London HQ, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds.
Laurna Woods, Beattie group MD, (pictured) says she is confident Beattie will push turnover up to £16m and total job numbers up to 130 by the end of 2016.
She said: “There really is no better way to kick off our 30th birthday celebrations than to announce a 30% growth in our staff numbers. This is not PR fluff. We have taken on six new starts since January 1, so we are well on our way to fulfilling our recruitment pledge.”
Beattie will also launch a high tech training academy in its media village in Falkirk, which is set to open in March.
Woods added: “Everyone will undergo at least three days of intensive residential training over the next 12 months. Our aim is to become the UK’s most admired creative communications consultancy within five years. To achieve that goal we need to upskill our people and that includes myself and our senior team.”