Perth marketing agencies join forces

Stephen Gorton and Tricia Fox
Stephen Gorton and Tricia Fox

Two Perth based full-service marketing agencies Volpa and Fraktul will join forces from October 2019, further strengthening Volpa’s position as one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies.

The partnership, which sees Volpa’s team boosted by the strategic marketing expertise of Fraktul’s founder and managing director, Stephen Gorton, will bring a stronger B2B focus to the award-winning agency.

With more than twenty years’ marketing experience, including senior marketing roles at Kier Construction, Halcrow and Millard Consulting, Stephen is a Chartered Marketer who founded Fraktul in 2009. In 2014, he was responsible for the rebrand of one of Scotland’s largest recyclers, Binn Group, and has provided marketing since which has helped to increase turnover from £10 million to £16 million. In addition, his work with The Bathroom Company has been instrumental in helping the company to achieve the accolade of UK Bathroom Retailer three times.

Stephen will take up the senior management role of Account Director at Volpa and will continue to service Fraktul’s extensive client base of more than 100 clients, which he has built up over the last decade. Stephen says:

“I’m pleased and excited to be joining the Volpa team. There is a really good complementary fit with clients who will benefit from being part of Volpa.”

Stephen’s appointment is the latest in a series of senior appointments for the award-winning agency. Former Head of Marketing at Crieff Hydro, Sarah Brown, has recently joined the agency as a senior account manager, which followed the appointment of Emma Davies as senior account manager, who brings more than 18 years of PR experience in the B2B agency environment and who also previously ran her own PR agency.

Tricia Fox, founder and MD of Volpa, commented:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be joining forces with Fraktul and welcoming them into Volpa’s den, further strengthening our credentials as one of Scotland’s leading marketing agencies. I am especially pleased to be welcoming Stephen at a time when Volpa is expanding its horizons. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, specifically in the B2B marketing arena, and I look forward to working with him to develop and grow the businesses of our combined portfolio of clients.”

Volpa is a full-service marketing agency boasting dedicated marketing, public relations, design and digital teams. Specialists in the tourism, hospitality and food and drink sectors, as well as working with entrepreneurial high growth startups, the agency has received a raft of awards over the years. This includes The Courier Business Award for Best Small Business, a CIPR Pride Scotland Silver Award for Outstanding Small Consultancy and three times winner of the Scottish Event Award for Best Marketing Strategy for its work on Scotland’s premier sound and light event, The Enchanted Forest.

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