The agency is marking its first year in business with the announcement that we will have a London office from January. We firmed up the decision several weeks ago and we’re announcing the news to coincide with our first birthday tomorrow – November 29. We have also committed to a three year lease at the agency’s Manchester headquarters in MediaCityUK.
The new office will be in Shoreditch, London, and will be run by Account Director Carolanne Bamford, who relocates in the New Year. Recruitment for an account executive is underway.
“It has been an incredible year” said Rob Brown. “Launching a new agency in the middle of a recession has challenges but we feel that we’ve built a good brand with Rule 5, we deliver great work and are thrilled by the response we’ve had.” Fellow agency founder Julie Wilson added: “It has always been our intention to launch a London office. It’s a little ahead of plan but the time is right for us and there’s a great sense of creativity and innovation in Shoreditch. We’re looking forward to being part of it.”
In our first year we were awarded Best Newcomer at the Prolific North Awards and a few weeks ago won Gold for Best Social Media campaign and Silver for Best Digital campaign in the 2013 CIPR Pride Awards.
Next month, the agency will also be providing consultancy support to the Cabinet Office with the Government’s review of its communications capability.