Creative Communications agency, Top Banana, have just announced the recruitment of new creative director, Richard Twamley. Richard joins the agency from DRPG and brings with him 20 years of knowledge, experience and of course creativity.
Joining as a member of the leadership team, Richard will be responsible for driving the creative direction of the business forward in line with their current five-year strategy. Working closely with the creative team, his day to day role will be to maintain and evolve the output of the studio, as well as supporting the wider Top Banana team.
When asked why Richard made the leap to Top Banana, he responded “For me, the opportunity to be somewhere that has an ethos and culture which matched my own personality and ambition was one I couldn’t refuse.”
He continues “My career started with planning experiential events and as a result I think regardless of the project I’m working on I bring a creative/practical approach to the table. It’s great to take some of the things I’ve learnt during my career into this role, but I’m also looking forward to new learning as well. I can’t wait to get started with some of the exciting client projects the team work on here.”
This announcement comes as part of a big recruitment drive for the growing agency, who have employed nine new team members in the last 6 months. Top Banana have welcomed new team members to their venues, incentives, events, creative and central services departments and now employee an impressive 58 employees across their three regional offices in London, Manchester and head office in the Midlands.
Richard Bridge, founder and CEO of Top Banana comments “It’s a very exciting time for Top Banana and it’s been great to welcome so may new faces to the team, who all bring with them their own skills, experience and personality. When looking for new recruits, we don’t just look for people who know what we know and do what we do, we really look for people who can add something new and exciting to the business. Whether they’re experienced or new to the industry, they always bring a fresh perspective and new ideas, which we thrive on as a business.”
He continues “We’ve had a fantastic start to this financial year, with new client wins, new team members, a new office and not to mention winning some awesome awards. We’re in better shape than ever before and now have the team in place to continue delivering the work we are so well known for.”