ABERDEEN-based Granite PR has celebrated its fourth birthday with news that the company has experienced double digit growth in the last year.
The announcement came as the company hosted a networking event at the city’s Simpson’s Hotel, Bar and Restaurant which was attended by more than 200 clients, associates and friends recently.
For the financial year just ended, Granite PR increased turnover by more than 60 per cent to just over £190,000 compared with almost £113,000 in the previous year.
Wednesday’s event also saw the company announce that it has secured its first contract in the USA and will be providing PR support for Varel, the world’s largest independent supplier in the global oil and gas drill bit market.
Founded in 1947, Varel is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas and services oil and gas, mining and industrial markets with its comprehensive suite of roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits. The company employs more than 1,000 people and has manufacturing facilities in Texas, Mexico and France as well as sales offices across the globe.
Commenting on the company’s successful year, founder and managing director, Brett Jackson, said: “The past 12 months have been a very exciting period of rapid growth in turnover and profit for Granite PR and we are delighted that the company has achieved double digit growth against a harsh economic backdrop.
“Signing our first contract in Houston is a significant achievement for the company and we look forward to growing our presence in that market by building on the relationships we are forming with the business community there.”
He added: “We anticipate continued organic growth for Granite PR which will include the signing of further contracts in the USA and UK and, we hope, the creation of new jobs to meet the needs of our existing and new clients.”
This will also see Granite PR launch Granite Online, a one-day social media interactive conference believed to be the first of its kind in the North east on March 20th as well as a return of the Granite Expo SME showcase which will take place on November 1st.
To find out more, visit www.granitepr.co.uk or call Granite PR on (01224) 576070 or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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