UK-based consumer insight agency Join the Dots has grown its headcount by eighteen percent in the last twelve months, and last night celebrated being named 'High Growth Business of the Year' by the British Chamber of Commerce at annual awards in London.
The company, which combines rigorous primary research and consumer trend tracking with innovative use of psychology and behavioural economics, has grown revenue by 20% each of the last five years, with both UK teams and the recently opened New York office major contributors. In August, the firm reported a 12.7% increase in revenue to £6.41m for first six months of this year.
Judges at the annual Chamber Business awards were impressed by Join the Dots' implementation of a digital innovation strategy using online insight communities, and demonstration of the firm's dedication to both staff and clients. Join the Dots won the regional High Growth Business award for Greater Manchester in September, thereby going through to the national final where they were the only consumer insight agency represented.
Chief Client Officer Graeme Lawrence says of the win: 'We are extremely proud of the whole team for their hard work and unwavering commitment to Join the Dots' success. To be recognised with such a prestigious business accolade is a real achievement and a fantastic way to see out our 20th year. We continue to build on our recognised growth with new clients and projects on the horizon for 2019, as well as the launch of our new Insight Ecosystem'.
Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says the firm is 'a fantastic example of dynamic British business at its best', adding: 'They have a truly impressive track record in terms of revenue and staff growth, and ambitious plans for the future. With a global client base and an innovative digital strategy, they are truly worthy recipients of this award'.
Like MrWeb, the company is celebrating twenty years in business this year, having started life as Virtual Surveys. Last year it was bought out by management from the founders, Pete and Trish Comley. With offices in Manchester, New York and Singapore, it is online at www.jointhedotsmr.com .
Pictured is CFO Pauline Reeves with the Award.
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