Monster sales drive as 8 join digital team

Eight new recruits have joined leading signs and graphics specialists Hollywood Monster as it invests heavily in its digital division.

The forward-thinking company has responded to increased demand and demonstrated its commitment to winning significant new business across the UK by creating a completely new digital print sales team.

Joining the company’s rapidly expanding workforce based in Tyseley, Birmingham, are Dan Whitford, sales manager, Chris Kelly, sales executive, Mike Clarke, project manager, Richard Green, quality manager, Richard Hinckley, business development manager, Steve Allen, installation manager, Paul Marsh, project manager, and Brad Davies, senior creative designer. The creation of the new team brings the company’s workforce up to 80.

Managing director Tim Andrews said: “We are very excited about the new team and our drive to secure a greater share of the digital print market. It marks a huge investment on our part but we are confident that this is the right move for our future success. The aim of the team is to look into bettering communication with our existing clients as well as welcoming new ones on board.

“The combination of having the right people in place, alongside our recent investment in the latest technology, means we are geared up for the Olympic London 2012 work we’ve won and will be able to secure further new business to drive Hollywood Monster forward.”

He added: “Increasing the digital sales team is in an effort to move the company to the next step. We believe in service as a journey and, with a dedicated projects team already in place, a dedicated sales team brings a great balance. We are also proud that in these times, when jobs are scarce, that we can promote job creation and investment in people in Birmingham.

Annual turnover is expected to increase by around £1 million to £6.5 million this year. A business improvement project designed to provide clients with a better service but also make the company more efficient is paying major dividends. It is also working towards the Quality Assurance standard ISO 9001.

The company has invested £2 million in the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to enable it to widen its services to customers – a key ingredient in its current growth.
Tim added: “More and more customers are recognizing and appreciating the quality of our work and Hollywood Monster has gained a great reputation for delivering projects on budget and on time. As the business grows, so will our people and that – particularly in this tough economic climate – is one of the most satisfying aspects of the success we are currently enjoying.”

Products produced by the company include banners, building wraps, billboard posters, backlit skins, flex face signs, wallpapers, exhibitions, back drop and displays.

Hollywood Monster works with major companies including Next, Virgin Media, LilyWhites, Ann Summers, Coach, Whistles, HMV, Westfield, Carillion, Morgan Sindall, Lovell Homes, Redrow, Bovis Homes and Barratt Developments.  Sectors it is active in include commercial and residential property, construction, retail, corporate, exhibition, outdoor media, event, stadium, museum and theatrical.