Katie Mallinson

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Technical PR agency targets biggest year yet – with 17 client wins and key hire

Technical communications agency, Scriba PR is targeting its strongest year of growth yet, as 17 new project wins contribute to 255 additional hours of communications work each month. Equating to over 32 working days of additional content creation, the B2B specialist has appointed a new account manager and is recruiting for an executive level role.

Bolstering its European roster, Scriba now represents Reid Brewin Architects – a British design practice based in Paris – as well as leading manufacturer of temporary storage systems for waste and recyclables ESE, and UNTHA Poland.

Having worked as the bolt-on communications department for international shredder manufacturer UNTHA since 2013, Scriba also handles all key internal and external relations for its UK, USA, Australian and Austrian divisions.

In the UK, commercial finance consultancy ABL, workplace supplies and solutions organisation OT Group, IT support and services firm Central Networks and Technologies, smart meter installation business Blue Square Utilities and The Society of Dyers and Colourists, are among several other new brands to have joined the award-winning PR agency’s roster.

Known for its technical expertise, Scriba has also onboarded agile software development and systems integration specialist IDS Group, workplace data analytics firm Tiger, digital interview preparation platform Shortlist.Me, nursery management software brand Connect Childcare and strategic communications agency CDS – which count the NHS, Transport for London, Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office among its own client list.

This is in addition to North-West-based national recycling aficionados, Indigo Environmental Group and Slaithwaite-based sheet metal manufacturers, Salamander Fabrications who came on board prior to lockdown.

And finally, Scriba is assisting The Bailie Group in its recently unveiled acquisition hunt, designed to support the organisation’s ambitions of achieving a £20m rise in turnover by the end of next year – up from predicted revenues of £45m in 2020.

The news coincides with the appointment of account manager Kirstie Wilson, who brings with her regulatory affairs consultancy Woodley BioReg – completing the raft of new client wins.

Katie Mallinson, founder and managing director of Scriba PR said: “As we continue to navigate the pandemic, it almost feels crass to talk about our growth as an organisation – particularly as so many of our friends, clients and peers continue to navigate such challenging times. And you never know what’s around the corner, especially right now.

“That we are still here to tell the tale was all I wanted for this year, particularly as more than £284,000 of retainer work was paused within the first month of lockdown – for a team of ten (8FTE), that was a lot!

“Having been able to replace every pound of lost revenue – and some – with either un-paused, upsold or new work, welcoming Kirstie to the team and recruiting for another account executive six months later, is a real credit to the entire team.”

Having welcomed 19 new accounts in 2019, the news follows the communication agency’s listing within the Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies 2020, as well as being shortlisted in the coveted 2020 PRmoment awards, where Scriba is nominated for ‘B2B Agency of the Year’ and ‘B2B Campaign of the Year’. Results are set to be revealed on 11 November.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Katie Mallinson .

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