Green Shoots Lead to Recruitment Drive at Piranha
Posted on: September 2009
Piranha, one of Lancashireâs leading full service creative, internet and marketing agencies based in Preston has just announced it is to embark on a recruitment drive for the first time in almost 12 months as the company sees confidence returning to many sectors of the market.
Piranha is looking to fill a number of positions before the end of the year including the recruitment of a Search Engine Optimisation Manager, SEO Executives, Website Designers and New Business Development Executives. All the jobs will be advertised in the local press, national trade publications and can also be viewed by visiting the careers section.
Although growth last year at Piranha grew at 32% and this yearâs profits look to be exceeding last years, confidence in growing the company in terms of personnel was fragile due to media coverage of the downturn and the pending gloom. However, following a great deal of positive feedback from clients over the last few months on the state of their industries, Piranha has decided to act first in preparing to take advantage of the growth in expenditure on marketing the company expects see in the run up to Christmas.
Some of the markets that Piranha has seen growth in include sectors that nationally have seen a huge downturn such as the automotive industry. One client of Piranhasâ that provides CV and Steering Rack Boots for cars has seen growth grow by 16% in the last year, another that provides industrial and commercial lighting is inundated with commercial contracts on an unprecedented scale.
Since March, Piranha has added a total of 11 new clients to its client list with agreed annual consultancy fees of over Â£91,000. This bedrock of business gains combined with client optimisation and strong financial results has been the catalyst behind the growth plans.
Paul Airey Account Direct said “In November 2008 we were on the verge of expanding the company but the constant bad media coverage convinced us that it was a bad move. After a short period of time, in reality only March and April, in which clients slowed their expenditure, we have noticed an upturn in activity to a level where we are back up to pre autumn 2008 and recruitment is becoming a real issue for us now”.
Piranha provides a full marketing service covering traditional and new media and has been established since 2001 working with many household name clients including the Chamber of Commerce, Lancashire County Council and Golden Wonder to name but a few.