We’re beyond excited to announce we have welcomed a new Creative Director to the Top Banana team. Richard Twamley joins us from DRPG and brings with him 20 years of knowledge, experience and of course creativity.
Joining as a member of the leadership team, Richard will be responsible for driving the creative direction of the business forward in line with their current five-year strategy. Working closely with the creative team, his day to day role will be to maintain and evolve the output of the studio, as well as supporting the wider Top Banana team.
When asked why Richard made the leap to Top Banana, he responded “For me, the opportunity to be somewhere that has an ethos and culture which matched my own personality and ambition was one I couldn’t refuse.”
He continues “My career started with planning experiential events and as a result I think regardless of the project I’m working on I bring a creative/practical approach to the table. It’s great to take some of the things I’ve learnt during my career into this role, but I’m also looking forward to new learning as well. I can’t wait to get started with some of the exciting client projects the team work on here.”
This announcement comes as part of a big recruitment drive for us, as we’ve employed nine new team members in the last 6 months. We’ve welcomed new team members to our venues, incentives, events, creative and central services departments and now employ an impressive 58 employees across our three regional offices in London, Manchester and head office in the Midlands.
Richard Bridge, Founder and CEO of Top Banana comments “It’s a very exciting time for Top Banana and it’s been great to welcome so may new faces to the team, who all bring with them their own skills, experience and personality. When looking for new recruits, we don’t just look for people who know what we know and do what we do, we really look for people who can add something new and exciting to the business. Whether they’re experienced or new to the industry, they always bring a fresh perspective and new ideas, which we thrive on as a business.”
He continues “We’ve had a fantastic start to this financial year, with new client wins, new team members, a new office and not to mention winning UK Agency of the Year. We’re in better shape than ever before and now have the team in place to continue delivering the work we are so well known for.”