Creative communications agency Purple Sprout has welcomed its fifth new member of staff in a year which has seen sales grow by over 200%. Hollie Fox, aged 24, from Cannock, has joined the Trentham-based agency as a PR Account Executive, following a previous marketing role.She said: “I’m really grateful to be joining Purple Sprout at such an interesting time for the company. I’m looking forward to what 2019 will bring.” Over the last 12 months the agency has seen sales grow by 250%, with a 33% growth in sales for its glossy lifestyle magazine, Staffordshire Living.David Mellenchip, director, said: “What a fantastic year it has been! We’ve hired an additional five permanent members of staff in sales, design and marketing and we are looking to replicate this by Autumn 2019. “We are in a very strong place to start 2019, with a number of new client contracts starting in January and the launch of a new-look website for Staffordshire Living, which we’re all really excited about. “The staff we have are very talented and work very hard to meet the needs of our clients. I could not be happier with the team we have going into 2019, as it is going to be another big year.” Staffordshire Living is now also available in Marks and Spencer throughout Staffordshire and Shropshire, with additional prestige distribution points at Hoar Cross Hall, and the Lewis Partnership venues. Purple Sprout celebrated the end of 2018 by supporting Christmas Jumper Day, donating items to the Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank and having a well-earned office buffet.

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