A string of business wins has helped a major Birmingham agency announce a big boost in profits.
Moseley-based marketing communications operation KLM is celebrating a 28 per cent growth in gross profit to £2.85 million.
The company says it has has achieved substantial growth in the past year thanks to "buoyant business with its core clients and a string of new business wins." It has also revealed that top line turnover grew substantially to just over £6.6 million.
The company believes the growth trend looks set to continue as it unveils to new contract wins, new appointments, and a search for home grown talent.
Chairman Jon Derry said: "It's been an excellent year for KLM. We've seen renewed growth from existing key accounts and the emergence of important new clients like Continental Tyres and Intuit - the world's leading provider of accountancy software".
The company says recent wins include a project for RCI Europe, the time- share exchange business, which has appointed it to handle its customer advertising work across all European territories following a four-way pitch.
KLM will be producing work in up to 17 languages across a range of publications.
The company has also been appointed by Britvic soft drinks to handle a major development initiative in the UK. The project looks set to focus on improving standards of service, merchandising and product delivery for soft drinks in UK pubs and clubs.
And the business, on the back of its successes, has announced new appointments.
Zoe Lane has joined the agency as account director, Liz McDermott rejoins KLM as account manager and Jo Kleboe joins the agency also as account manager.
Further appointments are expected.
Mr Derry believes one of the agency's biggest challenges is attracting top quality staff from within the Midlands.
He said: "We'd like to recruit more of our staff locally but are often forced to look further a-field to find candidates with applied marketing communication skills.
" If you think you've got them, I'd love to hear from you!"
The Moseley-based company employs 66 people and among its larger clients includes BSkyB, Diageo, npower and Parcelforce Worldwide.
It provides a variety of marketing communications to consumers, trade customers and staff.
Mr Derry said the business was launched in 1986 as a traditional sales promotional agency.
Over the years it has broadened its offering to include direct marketing, channel marketing and category development.
Category development involves going into outlets to assist, advise and train to help retailers to become more profitable.