2016 A Lister Jade Langston … One Year On

With the C&IT A List announcement for 2017 looming … we thought we’d have a quick chat with our most recent A Lister, Jade Langston who made it onto the 2016 A List.

Successfully climbing the career ladder from a Production Assistant to Account Director (she’s been promoted since making it onto the A list last year!) in just six years, Jade now looks after some of our most prestigious clients.

Jade is known as a bit of a globe trotter, so when she was invited by C&IT to go on the A Lister FAM trip to Bern & Gstaad, Switzerland, it was right up her street. Jade’s stand out moment was taking two cable cars to the top of the famous Glacier 3000 and doing the Peak Walk … but she tells us it’s not for the feint hearted!

Since being announced as an A Lister, Jade and her team have managed a number of Top Banana events across the world. She reflects: “This year, we’ve delivered some amazing events … in far flung places and closer to home .It’s really great to see people developing as individuals, building on their experience and knowledge at every event we deliver. We have a great team at Top Banana, one that has massively evolved over the last six years and continues to grow. It’s an exciting time for all of us.”

The event of the year for Jade was a global, five event roadshow visiting Sydney, Singapore, Athens and London (twice!). These events stood out for Jade because they were true leadership style events, where the team had to grasp the client’s business strategy and really get under the corporate skin to be able to successfully connect the whole senior leadership team from across the world.

We asked Jade what her aspirations are for 2017 and in true Jade style, she said she plans on delivering perfection every time!

Jade is the fourth banana to make it onto the C&IT A List – her namesake Jade Ball was nominated in 2015 whilst Jemma Peers and Jez Audus are also members of the prestigious A list group.

We’re looking forward to seeing who makes it on to this year’s list