Top clients lift Frame Group turnover to £4m

Angus Walker and Gary O'Donnell bought the marketing agency. Picture: Contributed
Angus Walker and Gary O'Donnell bought the marketing agency. Picture: Contributed
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A GLASGOW-based marketing agency, which has already trebled its turnover since a management buy-out in 2009, is predicting further growth as it adds new high-profile ­clients both in Scotland and south of the Border.

Frame Group, which provides a range of advertising and marketing services, will surpass £4 million in turn­over this year after securing a string of clients such as Celtic Football Club, Scottish Rugby Union and clothing retailer M&Co. The firm has also ­appointed its first operations director, London agency veteran James Pais.

The business is owned by managing director Gary O’Donnell and creative director Angus Walker, who bought it from the estate of founder Alan Frame. O’Donnell said this year’s turnover figure ­represented a 30 per cent increase on 2013, while profits are up 60 per cent.

Although Frame’s push into south-east England yielded few results during the first 18 months, recent wins include Harlequins Rugby Club and Network Rail. Frame now generates nearly one-third of its turnover from London.

“The underlying business is also doing well,” O’Donnell said. “In the absence of a strategy in the south-east, we would still be very happy with how the core of the business is performing.”

The group employs 52 people in the Merchant City and recently opened a second office nearby to house its digital marketing arm.


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