Perth-based integrated communications agency Volpa is set to expand in 2016, following another year of rapid growth.
The award-winning marketing firm, which has made a name for itself for delivering cunningly good publicity, added several big names to its client roster in 2015 and is set to recruit more staff to fulfil burgeoning demand for its services in 2016.
Volpa provides marketing, public relations, design and digital services. Its newest contracts include public relations for Balhousie Care Group, one of Scotland’s leading providers of elderly care with 25 homes spanning the North East of Scotland, design services for Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation that runs Perth Concert Hall and the soon to be refurbished Perth Theatre; and design services for Stirling Venues, the accommodation, conference and events arm of the University of Stirling.
These clients join an impressive portfolio at Volpa which includes high-profile names in tourism and hospitality such as The Enchanted Forest, St. Andrews Aquarium, The Famous Grouse Experience, Scotland’s Secret Bunker, Dundee Science Centre and Scone Palace.
The past two years have seen rapid and healthy growth for Volpa. In 2015 alone the firm took on 20 new clients, doubled its staff to eight and expanded its office space at Castlecroft’s King James VI Business Centre in Perth. The firm, run by serial entrepreneur and marketing expert Tricia Fox, is set to hire two additional team members this year.
Last year also saw Volpa listed in the national Recommended Agency Register (RAR) of marketing services suppliers for the seventh year running, as well as four more awards nominations including a shortlisting for Outstanding Small PR Consultancy at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Scotland’s Pride Awards, and Business Growth at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.
Managing Director Tricia Fox, whose career in marketing spans more than two decades, said:
“Volpa has grown considerably in the last three years and last year was one of exciting growth in both clients and staff, making us the biggest marketing agency servicing the Perthshire region and one of the biggest agencies servicing Tayside. We just took on a new public relations executive and we’ll shortly be hiring an operations manager and a second full-time graphic designer. All of this means an even wider skill set for our clients to work with. Retaining clients while at the same time generating new business is, I think, testament to the hard work of Team Volpa and the exceptional work they can deliver. We’re all incredibly excited for what 2016 will bring.”