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2015 to be ‘big year’ for exhibition company

Geoff Barrett (left) & Paul Runacres

MD Geoff Barrett (left) with Paul Runacres

The Senior Manager of a Company that has been based in Bristol for 35 years says 2015 is set to be a big year for his business and the city he calls home.

Paul Runacres is Head of Sales & Marketing at Clip Ltd – an international leader in the design and build of exhibition stands for firms of all sizes – and says the company will be launching a new and unique system in 2015; as well as being on course for strong growth.

Clip are expected to exceed sales targets for Q1, which have been set 20 % higher than 2014 as part of an ambitious growth plan.

The Clip Group ended 2014 with revenues of £8.5 million, 83 staff on the books and having designed over 400 stands for some of the UK and world’s biggest exhibitions.

2014 also saw the company win major news clients such as Nandos and award-winning South West based Dextra Group.

Paul comments: “In 2015 we have plans to launch a new product that will be exclusive to us and an innovative solution for companies looking to promote themselves both inside and outside of the exhibition arena in a high impact, low cost way.

“We will also be working with new cutting-edge interactive technology such as augmented reality, directional audio and paperless literature systems.

“In addition to this I don’t know a time which has been more exciting to be based in Bristol – the city has gained such a strong sense of its identity in the last few years.

“It is going from strength to strength and is home to a good mix of vibrant businesses and the European Green Capital year will bring it all together.”

The majority of staff at the business are Bristol born and bred and Clip has been based on the outskirts of the city for over thirty five years, having been founded by Paul’s father in 1980.

The company are active in the community, sponsoring Gloucester Cricket Club and have strong links with Bath Rugby.

Clip Ltd work with a host of companies across the region and internationally including Thatchers Cider, HSBC, Nandos, Hilton, Google, Westons Cider, BT and GSK.