IPA-60-years by .

Lynn Hogarth, IPA Senior Membership Executive, John Oldfield, IPA Membership Director, with Sue Bailey and Michelle Wright of Gough Bailey Wright

Independent marketing and communications agency, Gough Bailey Wright, has reached another major milestone.
The award-winning, full-service consultancy is celebrating 60 years membership with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) – making it the longest-serving member in the West Midlands.
Bromsgrove-based Gough Bailey Wright, owned by Sue Bailey and Michelle Wright, is one of just nine IPA member agencies in the region.
To celebrate the achievement, the agency hosted afternoon tea at its flagship offices and welcomed representatives from the IPA, who presented the team with an anniversary plaque.
John Oldfield, IPA Membership Director, said: “I am delighted to congratulate everyone at Gough Bailey Wright in achieving 60 years of IPA membership. It is all down to the talented team and the dedication of Sue and Michelle who lead the business.”
“Being a member of the IPA is the highest professional recognition that a marketing communications company can achieve,” said Sue, who took over management of the business with Michelle eleven years ago.
“To be a continuous member for 60 years is a remarkable achievement and we are honoured to receive this recognition.
“We are very proud of the first-class service we provide at Gough Bailey Wright and of our excellent reputation that has been built on decades of hard work, outstanding results and delighted clients.”
She added: “Being the longest-running marketing agency in the region is an accomplishment and this award is further credit to our work and our dedicated team.”
First established in 1936 as Tom C. Gough and Partners, Gough Bailey Wright provides the full suite of marketing disciplines, including both traditional and online communications across its public relations, community affairs, digital and creative departments.
After completing a management buy-out in July 2005, Sue and Michelle have propelled the company to award-winning success with record client wins and repeat business. It has grown significantly and now employs 27 people at its offices in Worcester Road, Bromsgrove.
As an IPA member agency, Gough Bailey Wright is recognised for its outstanding professional development programme. It has demonstrated a thorough commitment to staff learning and career progression for employees.
“We are extremely proud of our expanding team and the high calibre of employees that we attract,” said Michelle.
“Our ever-growing client base and industry reputation is testament to the quality of our work.”
Recent accolades include CIPR Gold Pride Awards for Gough Bailey Wright’s PR and Community Affairs teams.