Exhibition and event project management specialist Rocket has announced its intention to expand its salesforce this year. With the company revealing a 17% growth in turnover for 2014, it is now gearing up for further expansion and development in the exhibition, retail, event and interior market sectors.
The latest news follows a year of significant expansion and development at Watford-based Rocket, which has included the recent addition of a 5 metre wide GS5000R, a second QS 3200 and a third Mimaki JV33-160 to its plant list, as well as adding to its staff headcount with recruitment and investment.
In addition, Rocket has also increased its working schedule to include double-day shift working hours to accommodate further work, which has included the addition of a high-profile US print contract.
Altogether, Rocket has ploughed some £750,000 worth of investment into the business over the past year, with the company reporting a 17% growth in year-on-year turnover for 2014, with profits also in line with expectations.
"2014 was an excellent year for us, and we want to underline our intentions to grow and expand the business further in 2015 with the recruitment of additional sales staff to take us forward," stated Antony Rider, Commercial Director at Rocket. "The addition of the new sales staff will help develop the business and hopefully take us into new areas of growth."
Rocket specialises in working in partnership with its agency, end-user and trade sector clientele to provide large format branding and graphics solutions and brand implementation services for events, exhibitions, and the retail and interiors sectors.
Rocket's work has included the production of event and exhibition display material for such illustrious events in the USA and UK, which have included the likes of the Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, Mobile World Congress, Farnborough Airshow, Goodwood Festival of Speed, ATP Tennis Finals, PGA Wentworth, Twickenham Home Internationals and the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, as well as major name clients such as BAE Systems, Unilever, HSBC, INTAS, Nikon and Nissan.
A large part of Rocket's clientele is agency based, with some 30% of its turnover coming from the project management and installation side, an area where it has also invested in both staff and training.