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Agency goes on BIG recruitment drive on the back of major client wins

Posted: 2nd December 2021

BIG Partnership, the full-service marketing and communications agency, is on the hunt for the UK’s best talent, as a result of a flurry of top new client wins.

The 86-strong agency with offices in Glasgow, Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh has so far delivered an impressive 2021, with more than 15 new client wins in the last quarter alone.

As a result of this success and having already welcomed ten new recruits in the last 6 weeks, BIG is on a fresh recruitment drive and plans to fill at least 15 further positions, across all UK offices, over the next couple of months.

The new roles include account handlers, senior communication & media advisors, as well as creative studio positions, such as graphic designers, artworkers, a motion graphics lead and a head of design.

BIG’s most recent win will see the agency work with Morris Homes, one of the UK’s largest and most respected independently owned house builders. Following a three-way pitch, BIG was appointed lead creative agency for the brand, which will see it support Morris developments across the UK with creative, strategy and campaign delivery.

Other new clients for the agency include X-Academy, INEOS, CTS Display, Graph Strategy, Limerston Capital, Global Underwater Hub, NHS Grampian, Renaissance Care, Matthew Algie, Wellhouse Housing Association, and UK music and dementia charity, Playlist for Life.

The team at BIG has also been working with major restaurant chain, Fridays UK to support the launch of its new restaurant concept, 63rd+1st in both Scotland and England, as part of a brief that requires media relations, influencer strategy, and event management.

BIG’s CEO, Allan Barr, said: “There is no better feeling than seeing a vision being brought to life by our hugely committed and talented team.

“With so many new wins, it is the perfect time for new recruits to join in the fun. So, we are on the hunt for the ‘best of the best’ talent, to be a part of the BIG journey and to enjoy all of the benefits that come with a career at one of the U.K.’s leading agencies.

“We are really encouraged by our successes so far this year. To be able to win new clients as well as receive lots of briefs on new projects from existing clients shows the confidence that is being put back into marketing spend.

“We have certainly seen a change in approach from clients who are daring to be different again after a challenging and restrictive year in 2020; this makes our future planning even more exciting.”

Rob McCann, BIG’s head of Manchester added: “The Morris Homes win is a huge one for us and reflects the commitment that we have to driving forward the agency’s ambitious UK growth plan.

“With the full-service offer that BIG has, there’s no team better equipped to deliver the brief and turn our ideas into reality.”

BIG provides PR, marketing, digital, public affairs, design and events to more than 350 clients nationwide, from offices in Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Clients include the likes of, Red Bull, Natwest, Peel Ports, The Macallan, Crown Paints and Aldi.

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