Drum names Vivid as a rising star
31 May 2008Vivid has been named as one of the UK’s top 20 Start Ups by leading industry magazine The Drum.
Vivid has been named as one of the UK's top 20 Start Ups by leading industry magazine The Drum.
Deputy Editor Keith Price described Vivid as ‘a relatively well-kept secret' and ‘something of a hidden gem'.
In profiling the careers of founder directors Hilary Allison and Caroline Rawlinson, The Drum said the company was ‘starting strong' and that ‘The duo's impressive background has been enough to catch the eye of local rivals'. Vivid was the only company in the South West to be named in the feature.
The Drum compiled the feature The Top 20 Start Ups to celebrate the vibrancy of the marketing services sector which it says is more entrepreneurial than most. The magazine reviewed all the firms which have been launched within the last 18 months and the top 20 were singled out because they had enjoyed early success or because of the pedigree of their founders.
"It is very satisfying to know that we have been recognised nationally," says Vivid Director Caroline Rawlinson, "As it has been our first year we have had our heads down in concentrating on getting the business up and running so we're delighted to have made a mark so early on."
In their first year Vivid won business with global healthcare giant Kimberly-Clark to promote the company's range of infections control and digestive health products, a project with Dorset County Council to help the authority with PR challenges of a major change management programme and a comprehensive communications programme with North Devon District Council that included a re-brand.
Fellow director Hilary Allison added: "We've been really pleased with our first year and we feel we have made a good, solid start to building a successful PR consultancy. But we're certainly not complacent and know that a lot of the really hard work starts here."