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Byte Night … The Movie

Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser, when hundreds of like minded people from the technology and business arena give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. We were chuffed to be asked to help out this year by creating a film of the Birmingham event […]

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EVCom award success

EVCom award success

We’ve won the award for Best Product Launch at the recent EVCom awards for a brand refresh events for a global drinks company. Our Creative Director and co-founder, Richard Bridge, said: “We’re really pleased to have been recognised for the work we’ve done with this prestigious client. There were a lot of complexities to overcome […]

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Unconference learning experience … hosted by Top Banana

Top Banana yesterday (14th November) played host to an invited audience of event professionals to explore the concept of unconference, looking at how to make business events more immersive, memorable and personal. Top Banana Creative Director Richard Bridge said: “Today was all about helping event professionals look at events from a different perspective, challenging the norm. […]

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We won! BPBA 2016 Creative Communication Business of the Year

We Are officially the Creative & Digital Communications Business of the Year!

We’ve been awarded the fantastic accolade Creative & Digital Communications Business of the Year at the Birmingham Post Business Awards. We were up against some stiff competition so we’re chuffed to bits to have won. The award recognises our creativity. Not just the creativity we bring to our clients’ events (which is obviously top notch!) but […]

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launch of CMI report on importance of middle managers

New CMI report highlights massive disconnect between leaders & middle managers

On 22 September 2016 we launched our latest research project with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at Tanner Warehouse in Bermondsey Street, London.  Senior leaders from successful businesses joined a panel debate and heard CMI CEO Ann Francke sum up the key findings from the report. “The Middle Manager Lifeline” shows there is a clear issue […]

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Shortlisted for Best Internal Event at C&IT awards

More accolades for our work at C&IT Awards

We’re chuffed to bits to tell you that we’ve been shortlisted for more awards … this time at the C&IT Awards for our work with Aggregate Industries. Despite a successful year, changes at the top in Aggregate Industries (part of the LafargeHolcim Group) and unconfirmed rumours of a merger had left a normally loyal workforce […]

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New starters July 2016

New recruits bring fresh skills

The latest new recruits here at Top Banana bring new skills from outside the events industry to help us grow and develop our business in the months and years ahead. Based in our London office, Client Services Director Jez Audus brings bags of event experience from his 12 years in the industry. Jez built close […]

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We’ve been shortlisted for two IoIC Awards!

We’re excited to be shortlisted in two categories in the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) National Awards. With 40 awards up for grabs, our work has been shortlisted in the Best Ongoing Campaign and Best Internal Live Event categories with work for two longstanding clients. Nick Terry, our MD said: “It’s good to have our […]

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Design Academy judging take place

First Design Academy Winners Announced

We set up the Top Banana Design Academy to nurture creative talent … giving design students real world experience, feedback and support to help them understand what life is like in the world of live events. Art Director Dave Pinches has been working with Wolverhampton University since September 2015 to set up the first full […]

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Jemma Peers joins Top Banana

Jemma Peers joins Top Banana

Seasoned events professional Jemma Peers has joined us here at Top Banana in the role of Account Director. Based in our Midlands head office, Jemma will work with clients including Whitbread and UBS. Jemma believes her skills lie in ‘taking an objective or a challenging situation and creating the perfect solution, evoking emotions and embracing […]

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Prague

We’re fresh back from a visit to sunny (but cold! So cold!) Prague. A cheeky 2-hour flight, followed by a simple half hour transfer by car from the airport makes it a really accessible destination with plenty of event venues to choose from. We stayed in Wenceslas Square, which is pretty central so handy for […]

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Life at Top Banana

Ever wondered what it’s like to work here at Top Banana? Well in this short video, a few Bananas … old and new … share their thoughts on exactly that. Our founders Nick and Rich feature, together with other members of Top Banana. The one thing we all seem to have in common is just how […]

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We are quite proud actually.

We’ve always claimed to work with our clients in times of change, challenge and growth, but when Primark announced their entry into the US we knew their next live event had to be a real game changer. Taking everyone out of their comfort zone and into a derelict warehouse, “We are Primark” truly aligned their […]

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Whitbread choose Top Banana

Whitbread chooses Top Banana

We’ve recently completed a significant project with Whitbread … who join our existing stellar client list which includes Barclaycard, Primark, Bentley, Aggregate Industries and Bacardi. Our MD Nick Terry said: “We won this latest new business on the strength of our track record, delivering events that get teams emotionally engaged around important messages which support business […]

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Top Banana on track for growth with five new recruits

We’re still growing … five new recruits joined Top Banana’s Midlands-based offices in the past few weeks. Say Hi to the newbies. Head of Venues, Sam Dyus joins as part of a team extension and restructure in the department. Rebecca (Becky) Jeavons is Top Banana’s first dedicated Head of Marketing Communications with loads of experience in […]

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Top Banana Makes C&IT A List

Our very own Jade Ball has been selected as one of the highly acclaimed 35 under 35 A listers by C&IT magazine. We’re proud as punch of her and thought you may like to hear a little more about her. Jade has been with Top Banana for eight years, bringing her own very special energy […]

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Engage Your Audience From the Start at Live Events

Getting delegates onside right from the start of your event means you stand a much better chance of achieving your objectives. Here are our top five tips to engage your audience from the opening session and help ensure every delegate leaves the event with a clear picture of what’s expected of them and a willingness […]

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Delivering Sustainable Events … & Other CSR Stories

We take CSR seriously, so we’re working hard on achieving the ISO20121 CSR certification … but we like to have fun too, so the Bananas have been getting involved in lots of other activities to support our CSR programme along the way. ISO2012 Our ultimate goal is to deliver truly sustainable, leadership driven events for […]

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New report highlights critical role of 21st century leadership communication in repairing broken trust of UK employees

Communication professionals have long understood the importance of effective leadership communication within their organisations but a new report released today by Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, in collaboration with Top Banana and the Institute of Internal Communication, goes where no other has gone before in making the case for improved communication from business leaders, […]

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