Top Banana, part of TBA Group, has appointed Claire Beedham and Louise Greig as client services directors as part of its ongoing expansion, which has seen a raft of new recruits join across Q2 and Q3.
Beedham, who is supporting both Top Banana and TBA, joins from Owl Live and has previously worked with clients including BT, M&S, Coca-Cola, Adidas and Radisson Blu.
With over 20 years’ experience in shaping global customer experiences through live, virtual and hybrid events, Louise Greig also joins as client services director, heading up the London team. Before joining Top Banana, she worked at Activate Event Management.
Beedham commented: “I’m thrilled to have joined the Top Banana and TBA team because it’s such a vibrant agency group and is growing at such a fast pace. It’s incredible to be involved in such a success story and I’m really looking forward to taking the group and our client projects to the next level.”
Greig added: “I am incredibly excited to join the Top Banana team. I have long since admired the company from afar, so I’m delighted to join such a talented bunch. I have been so impressed by the company’s culture and vision, it’s clear to see why they are considered one of the top agencies in our industry.”
Beedham and Grieg are among ten new recruits and three promotions across Top Banana’s Production, Film and Venue Sourcing departments as the business continues to grow and thrive.
These include Lewis Harrison as senior account manager, Milly Pickles as account manager, Sophie Simmons as account executive, Fran Teal as project executive and Hinal Patel as project coordinator intern. They will be supporting the production teams with growing client projects across the three offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester, while Lizzie Jones joins as venue sourcing executive.
Recent key events that Top Banana have delivered have included Siemens #Transform22, Boots first ever live Self-Selection Conference and Costa Coffee’s Barista of the Year event.
Elsewhere, Kat Anderson has been appointed operations manager to optimise the agency’s efficiency, process and quality control, including GDPR and health and safety, training and development, and supplier management. She joins from The Vegan Society with 11 years of experience and is based in Top Banana’s Birmingham office.
The business also entered a new partnership with BBC’s Apprentice Hub earlier this year, onboarding Louis Griffin, who will be supporting in the Film department.
In addition to the new recruits, Top Banana has promoted three existing members of staff. Stephanie Avis has been promoted to account director, Emily McFarlane to art director, and James Wareham to Junior Video Editor.
MD Jemma Peers said: “I love to see our team growing and achieving amazing things. We all share in our values and passions to push creative boundaries, overcome challenges, and continuously deliver outstanding work for our clients, that’s what gets us out of bed in a morning. We can’t wait to continue nurturing our existing and new talent this year and seeing the team progress and flourish.”