We are over the moon to announce that Jemma Peers, previously our Commercial Director, has been promoted to Managing Director!
With over 20 years industry experience, Jemma Peers has a strong skill set and an excellent reputation for relationship building, high performance and team leadership. As Managing Director, Jemma will be responsible for the future development of Top Banana, working closely with the now eight strong leadership team.
This will be the first time we have appointed a Managing Director, after Founder and CEO Richard Bridge led the company for 21 years. Whilst remaining CEO of Top Banana, Rich will support Jemma in her role as Managing Director but become more focused around the agency’s growing client portfolio and supporting the wider team.
Richard Bridge, comments “Whilst like many businesses we have been through a tumultuous 12 months, the leadership team and I saw this as a great opportunity to stop and revaluate the business. Becoming Managing Director and taking over the day to day running of the business has always been part of Jemma’s growth and development plan and we felt like now was the right time for her take the reins. As a business we were really conscious not to let the pandemic stop people’s development and career goals, so for us to make these changes and celebrate our people feels extra special. Jemma’s incredibly strong knowledge and experience will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop in the future.”
Jemma Peers comments on her new role “Having already spent five years at Top Banana, I have not only built an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business but have built great relationships with the team, which is so important as a leader. Top B is known for their family feel and brilliant culture and I will strive to continue that as we grow in the future. I have a great team behind me, and I am so proud of all their hard work and resilience throughout the past 12 months. It’s been a challenging time, but as we were quick to adapt and diversify early last year, we truly feel like we’ve entered an exciting new chapter and I’m looking forward to driving the business forward in 2021 and beyond.”