Manchester digital agency Nothing But Epic has appointed Laura Murphy as Head of Operations to support its rapidly growing business following a run of new account wins and existing client successes.

Laura (35), who joins from BetFred, will help the team to deliver greater operational efficiencies and to manage and oversee workflow.

The appointment of Laura comes as the Epic team has picked up new contracts to deliver digital marketing campaigns for brands including Remington, Russell Hobbs and Hermes.

Commenting on Laura’s appointment managing director Craig Tomkins said: “The agency has grown from a team of 2 to 10 in just 3 short years. We now work with a portfolio of high-profile, blue-chip clients as well as smaller e-commerce SME businesses. “Laura will help us to manage our workload more efficiently and profitably as we continue to focus on achieving growth and delivering excellence. She will manage the team and be responsible for implementing a series of team-building events and training initiatives to ensure we continue to get the very best from the incredible people we employ.”

As well as working to support the agency’s new clients Laura will also be overseeing the growth of some of the agency’s first ever contracts such as e-commerce business Kids Funtime Beds.

Run by local joiner Tony Smith, the company has revealed that its sales have increased twenty fold since Nothing But Epic created its new website and implemented a low-cost digital campaign.

The Wythenshawe-based bed maker is now reporting turnover of £2.3m to the end of the financial year and is projected to reach £2.7m next year.  Nothing But Epic created a fully-optimised e-commerce website and embarked on a low-cost digital promotion campaign which helped Kids Funtime Beds rise to the top of the Google ranking and saw sales go through the roof.

The campaign, which has generated 212,000 Facebook followers and achieved 99% Trust Pilot rating, was so successful that Tony had to ask the team to switch off the digital campaign so he could catch up on orders. He is now delivering over 70 handmade beds every week.

On joining the team Laura said: “Craig and his business partner Mike have done an amazing job in getting Nothing But Epic up and running and I am really looking forward to helping them take the agency to the next level.”

Craig added: “We pride ourselves on establishing long-term, deeply embedded relationships with all of our clients, many of whom have been with us since day one. They remain just as important as our new wins and we celebrate their on-going successes too.”


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