Top Banana celebrates 20th anniversary with steady growth

Creative communications agency Top Banana will be celebrating its milestone 20th birthday throughout 2019.

Established in 1999 by Richard Bridge and Nick Terry, the agency now has two UK offices and more than 50 team members.

Richard Bridge, founder and CEO, said: “I still can’t quite believe that it’s been 20 years since we started on this awesome adventure, in some ways it still seems like yesterday.

In 2019 and beyond we will remain focused on steady, profitable growth by producing high quality work and building relationships with our valued clients.”

Top Banana was set up with the aim to help businesses communicate better and to this day that remains our business mission. Since our first project in 1999 we have steadily grown our client base which now includes some seriously impressive global brands including DFS, Whitbread, Virgin Media and Bacardi.

It’s not just the brands we are proud of, it’s the strong, long-lasting relationships we maintain with these clients, with a number of them spanning more than 10 years.”

Top Banana is not only celebrating the growth of its team (in 2018 it recruited nine new team members), but says staff retention is high, with many members of the team employed for more than 11 years.

Jade Ball, operations director, who has worked for Top Banana since 2008, said: “The leadership team here at Top Banana recognise that our people are our biggest asset, so we make sure we look after each and every employee.

The culture here is really unique, and whilst it sounds like a cliché, we really are a big family who all support each other. It’s really hard to find a company that truly listens to you and invests so much time and money in helping make you the best that you can be.”

In 2018 the business diversifed its service offering by introducing incentive travel alongside its existing established services of events, digital, design, film and venue finding.

Bridge added: “Taking the leap into incentive travel just made sense, both for us as a business and for our clients. It really complements our existing service and clearly links back to our business purpose bringing our clients’ business strategies to life. 2018/19 has been an excellent year for Top Banana and forecasts are showing significant financial increases.”