TO: News Desk
DATE: 14th June 2012
Healthy Signs of Growth Despite Economy
A Cornish company is on target to achieve a 75% increase on last year’s turnover, despite the current economy.
Established 13 years ago, 20/20 who are based in Falmouth, experienced their busiest ever month in March.
With their financial year ending in July, despite the current recession, the business has nearly doubled its turnover in the past year, providing graphic and interior design and build to clients throughout the UK and beyond.
Managing Director Jaimie Sibert believes the reasons for 20/20’s increase in turnover are straightforward:
“20/20 has seen dramatic growth this year for three clear reasons. We have invested in and focussed on our marketing which has helped new clients to find us in the first place. Expanding the team has given us a broader overall skillset and a variety of experience to bring to the new projects. More than this, though, we have consistently met - and frequently exceeded - our clients’ expectations. This in turn has produced some extremely valuable recommendations.”
Jaimie says that it is the combination of services that 20/20 offers that is in demand:
“20/20 is quite different in that it provides design that has considered all the relevant practical elements of a project. You’re just as likely to see one of our fit-out team in the design studio advising on the practical elements of a concept, as you are one of our creatives on site providing a design eye. It’s this hands-on, integrated approach that means our design concepts are not only realistic in the first place, but that they’re delivered correctly - and to fixed budgets too.”
In recent months, the majority of 20/20’s work has been in the visitor experience sector for museums, tourist attractions and galleries as they prepare for the tourism season and focus on ways to attract increasingly high visitor numbers.
Recent projects include exhibition build at Heartlands, retail design and fit-out for Royal Cornwall Museum, alongside work with Tate St Ives and Land's End. The National Trust has been particularly impressed with the company's service offering, commissioning 20/20 on nine such projects over the last six months.
Overall there is a real variety of work in demand. 20/20 delivered the signage for Tremough Innovation Centre, a large office design and fit-out project for Coastline Housing and has an ongoing relationship with Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. Today projects are getting underway across the South of the UK and even in Paris.
Looking ahead, the agency has a healthy pipeline thanks to recent tender and project wins. In the planning is more interpretation work for the National Trust, international exhibition stands for a number of clients and a way-finding design project for the Forestry Commission.
A new graphic designer joined 20/20 in January and a new interior designer has just begun. Together with a new office administrator, this takes the team up to 19 staff and the company is considering further recruitment later this year.
Jaimie Sibert bought the company when it was known as Scantec in 1999. Being a specialist in designing and desktop publishing at that time, he invested in the company, changed its name and developed its purpose in line with market trends and demand.
For further information please visit www.2020projects.com
Contact: Helen Mulhern at Eventy – Marketing & PR on 01326 376273 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Williams at 20/20 on email@example.com / 01326 372520
Photo: Please find attached two low res images of Jaimie Sibert. Higher res and alternative imagery available on request.