On Friday 24th July, we welcomed Bromsgrove MP and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, to our new office opening ceremony in celebration of the company’s continued growth and success.
Whilst we’ve been providing advertising, PR and the full suite of marketing services in the region since 1936, the company is also celebrating 10 years since a management buyout by owners Sue Bailey and Michelle Wright.
Rt Hon Sajid Javid officially opened the office, helping us celebrate the anniversary and welcome in a new era. The move into new fully-integrated office space will ensure the agency continues to dazzle clients, thrive as a business and create local jobs.
Three new team members, including a local apprentice, have already been appointed since the move, which has been supported with assistance by the Marches and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Regional Growth Fund.
We have remained in Bromsgrove due to the great links to Birmingham and the motorway network, and the access it provides for our 26-strong team.
The opening ceremony was also attended by local friends of the agency, with clients also attending drop-in afternoons.
Strawberries and cream were on offer as our department heads showed off the new working environment. The purpose-designed space in the fantastic St Johns House, one of the most prominent locations in Bromsgrove, means clients will benefit from fully integrated services across our Creative Design, Digital, Public Relations and specialist Property PR teams.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP, said: “Gough Bailey Wright is a fantastic example of a local business which continues to grow and succeed, creating jobs and doing its bit for Midlands business and the creative industry. This is testament to the direction of the owners and the quality of the agency’s work. I’m only too happy to officially open the new office and I wish GBW all the best as it enters this exciting new era.”
Managing Director Sue Bailey added: “We were delighted that Sajid agreed to take the time out of his hectic schedule to officially open our new office and meet the team. The new space is inspiring and fresh, and it’s great to see everybody on one floor working together.
“This occasion is also far more than a new office opening. It has been ten wonderful years since Michelle and I took over the company. Not only have we grown in size and introduced new departments, but our work has been recognised by industry awards, which are testament to the great team we have, who are full of passion and creativity.
“I have no doubt the next ten years will be as thrilling as the last, as we ensure we continue to provide our clients with the very best marketing services across the many and varied platforms. Watch this space.”