Carl Hopkins appointed as Non-Exec Director

Carl Hopkins has been appointed as Non-Exec Director to aid with the strategy for their next phase of growth. Following launching a third studio in Manchester just over two years ago and a sustained period of growth that saw revenues increase 30% in the last financial year are on track for a further 25% uplift in revenue for this financial year.

Carl has over 30 years’ experience in marketing, advertising, design and branding, as well as business ownership. Beginning his career at direct marketing agency, JDA, Carl rose through the ranks to eventually take over the business in 2000. Growing the well-respected company from 48 to 75 staff, and taking turnover from £9.6 million to £19.4 million in a matter of years.

Angus comments “Carl’s experience in growing an agency will be invaluable to assisting us in our strategy for growth. He is a great cultural fit with our team and we are already feeling the benefits of his contributions. We are very excited about working with Carl going forward and achieving our ambitious growth plans. It’s an exciting time for DS.E as we are seeing our core specialisms or brand, placemaking and destination marketing being bolstered by huge growth in demand for our digital offering.”