Employment on the up: Brand agency celebrates successful start to the year

An East Midlands firm are celebrating a successful start to the year with a recruitment drive following the increasing demand for digital marketing and communications services.

Having seen an uplift in the requirement for increased digital lead generation, Champions (UK) plc, a leading brand agency have attracted an array of industries and service sectors. They have seen a number of businesses in the region keen to sign up for user-friendly websites and digital content in order to stay relevant and enhance their services.

Keen to support both existing professionals with diverse skill sets as well as the younger generation of under-25s who have lost out on a stable education during the Covid-19 crisis, Matthew Hayes, managing director of the firm discusses plans to help support both education and employment.

“We are excited to be able to support skilled professionals looking for work at this time. With the pandemic causing a decline across employment and education, as well as creating a more consumer-driven marketing environment, it is a crucial time for us to be able to offer employment in the local area.”

Having made a recent investment in a £1 million digital hub built in 2019, the company’s speedy growth has placed them as one of the most desirable agencies in the Midlands offering a 360-service solution.

“Brands are increasingly looking to understand and embrace digital services, and many have chosen to invest during this time.

“Having foreseen the need to bridge the gap that other agencies do not tend to offer, Champions delivers every facet of a campaign from Brand Strategy, Digital, Communications, Creative, Talent and Events.

“As experts across these skillsets, we work with our clients to review and update their digital footprint, messages and channels. We pride ourselves on training and upskilling our professionals, to ensure that they are up to date with the very latest knowledge and techniques, ensuring our clients get the very best expert service.”

Looking for individuals across SEO, digital advertising, media, UX/UI design, web development and e-commerce, there are also exciting opportunities spanning its influencer marketing, PR and communications and social media divisions.

“It is so important that we continue to add great talent to our Champions family, assisting the career progression of passionate individuals, providing them with an environment in which they can excel and learn a number of different skills, which is pivotal in today’s world.”

Boasting a diverse range of clientele, the company has worked with a highly commended portfolio including Disney +, Amazon, Dell and Farmfoods, as well as Midlands-based brands Delta Global, Fischer Future Heat, adi Group, Navitas and many more.

As publicists of leading talent such as Ollie Ollerton of C4’s Who Dares Wins, former X Factor winner Sam Bailey and Coronation Street’s William Roache, the company has also sparked incredible opportunities for its employees to work with the UK’s leading talent. Champions have recently worked on brand campaigns featuring household names such as Stacey Solomon, Jessie J and Giovanna Fletcher to name a few.

Situated on the Leicester/Nottingham border, the countryside location comes with a number of benefits to its staff, with local walks nearby as well as on-site benefits such as a gym and training sessions, plus social activities when life returns to normality.

The long-standing family business has supported employment in the region for over 18 years and has aided the development of interns, apprentices and experienced professionals alike.

“It’s important that we offer employee benefits and widen the scope for opportunities within the younger generations at this time. We can only see this expanding throughout the year, and we are hopeful that apprentices and young professionals will become integrated members of our team in the near future.”

To find out more about Champions existing job and apprentice opportunities please visit: championsukplc.com/become-champion.