THE start of a new year is as good a time as any to take stock – and at JMPUK we are reflecting on a momentous year of growth in 2018, as well as looking forward to what 2019 has in store.

Having continued to build throughout 2018, adding several new members to our team in videography, photography, communications and account management, we are now back in the groove after a festive break and ready for an exciting 2019.

Adding new team members has not only allowed us to take on new clients but to provide additional content and communication services to our existing clients – and to pitch for larger and more challenging contracts.

With this in mind, we have recently secured three new clients with whom we will start working early this year, while continuing to exceed the demands of our current clients, who include but are not limited to: Sky Bet, Bristol Sport (Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers), Exeter Chiefs, Abbey Road Studios, Bath Racecourse, Bristol Rovers, ETM Recycling, Worcester Warriors and Almondsbury Garden Centre.

And having outgrown our previous premises ahead of schedule, we moved a mile and a half across Bristol to a new office in Coombe Dingle during the latter part of 2018 in another sign of the progress we are making.

Managing director Joe Meredith said: “While 2018 was a significant year of growth for the company, we will not be resting on our laurels or getting complacent in any way – and we are already looking forward to what we can achieve in 2019.

“The team we’ve built over the past 12 months has a wide and varied range of skills – and it is great to pitch for jobs knowing we have the resources in place, not only to deliver but to ensure we go beyond clients’ expectations.” 

In 2018, JMP produced more videos – and for more clients – than in any previous year, and became Sky Bet’s principal production partner for its EFL video content. This has seen our team go out on the road around the country, shooting content strands such as Jimmy Bullard’s Changing Places, On The Inside, Football’s Real Stories and In-Focus for the EFL title sponsor.

Our ongoing investment in our in-house video capability has seen the company come a long way from its early days as a sports photography agency, although photography remains a central part of our offering as a rounded content and communications agency.

Director of communications Steve Cotton, who joined JMP in 2018, said: “I’ve followed JMP’s progress closely from its earliest days – and the JMP of today is a very different company from the one that came into being in 2011. The progress the company has made is remarkable but we have to keep that going this year – and we all understand we work in a very competitive industry.

“The focus for all of us in 2019 is to keep improving, keep innovating, keep working with great clients, and continue to produce brilliant work.”