Double award win for creative firm set to triple studio size

Leeds-based graphic design agency Punch Creative has scooped the highest national accolade for its services to the marketing industry.

Having been shortlisted in a phenomenal ten categories, the Farsley team collected the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) award for client service at the London ceremony. But the night did not end there. The five-strong Punch squad was then honoured with the prestigious ‘Grand Prix’ marketing crown for the UK’s favourite agency with fewer than 30 staff.

Voted for wholly by clients, the RAR awards come as Punch records a 50 per cent increase in turnover from the previous year. With a prestigious customer base including Yorkshire Building Society, the Cedar Court Grand, York’s first five star hotel and long-established furniture manufacturer Duresta upholstery, Punch has retained a number of established customers whilst seeing significant growth in new projects too.

Acknowledging the company’s sustained expansion, Punch’s joint owner-directors have continued to invest in the business and will move into a new design studio triple the size of its current headquarters, next month. The state-of-the-art office space in the Springfield Commercial Centre has been specified to fulfil the agency’s needs long into the future. For the first time Punch will have an on-site photographic studio and creative space ready for the three new recruits the team plans to appoint in the next six months.

Director David Kirven said:

“When the Punch journey first began we were determined to stand out from the crowd by being unswervingly committed to the customer experience during the creative marketing process.

“This may sound just like the aspiration of every other agency in Leeds and beyond, but our solid growth and recent industry recognition signifies just how true to our word we have been.”

Client Claire Bowes, senior brand campaign manager for Yorkshire Building Society said:

“Punch are willing to go the extra mile to add value both from a creative and production perspective. When we started working together they quickly got to grips with our brand before continually delivering projects against exceptionally tight timescales.

“With major growth experienced in Punch’s digital division in the last 12 months, David predicts that website builds and social media campaigns will continue to prove a dominant part of the business into 2014.”

He added:

“Because we have a number of established client relationships and partnerships with other creative organisations in Yorkshire and beyond, our services are being increasingly sought for collaborative projects whereby we can add value, strategy and brand cohesion to both traditional and digital marketing campaigns. The next 12 months are sure to prove a very exciting time for us indeed.”

Punch Creative directors David Kirven (left) and Richard Lowes

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