Brand agency set to create jobs as business confidence returns

Matthew Hayes

Brand agency Champions says it wants to create more than a dozen jobs at its East Leake base on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border.

The firm says it will be looking to hire across the digital and communications arms of its business as confidence returns.

Champions also hopes to return to the lucrative events element of its business part way through the year.

The company says it is looking to hire professionals with diverse skill sets as well as the younger generation of under-25s who have lost out on a stable education during the Covid-19 crisis.

Matthew Hayes, managing director, said: “We are excited to be able to support skilled professionals looking for work at this time. With the pandemic causing a decline across employment and education, as well as creating a more consumer-driven marketing environment, it is a crucial time for us to be able to offer employment in the local area.”

Champions invested £1m in a new digital hub in 2019.

Hayes added: “Brands are increasingly looking to understand and embrace digital services, and many have chosen to invest during this time.

“Having foreseen the need to bridge the gap that other agencies do not tend to offer, Champions delivers every facet of a campaign from brand strategy, digital, communications, creative, talent and events.

“As experts across these skillsets, we work with our clients to review and update their digital footprint, messages and channels. We pride ourselves on training and upskilling our professionals, to ensure that they are up to date with the very latest knowledge and techniques, ensuring our clients get the very best expert service.”

Hayes says the firm is looking to hire across SEO, digital advertising, media, UX/UI design, web development and e-commerce as well as influencer marketing, PR and communications and social media divisions.