Award-winning marketing, design, video and events company, Yarrington, has celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The Shrewsbury-based company - a Shropshire Chamber patron - has completed more than 15,000 jobs for around 750 clients, generating over £20 million, since its formation in 1997.
It has worked with the royal family, chart-topping musicians, and many stars of stage and screen through conferences, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, and a series of live or pre-recorded studio shows.
Yarrington built a TV studio at its Frankwell headquarters during the height of the Covid pandemic to help businesses stay in contact with their customers, and it has proved to be a huge success.
Since the first event was live streamed - the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce ‘Champion’ Awards – the studio has hosted conferences, product launches, awards ceremonies and many business-to-business TV shows for clients in the UK and overseas.
Yarrington is also a founding partner in Shropshire Business Live TV, the monthly business news and chat show which was voted Shropshire’s best new business earlier this year.
Mark Allsop, Yarrington’s managing director, said: “We have succeeded in growing by continuing to adapt and evolve, working everywhere from palaces to museums, marquees, theatres and football clubs.”
Since its formation, Yarrington has worked in 27 countries, from the frozen wilderness of northern Canada to the heat of the Saharan desert.
It has used boats to move equipment into the Italian city of Venice, and helicopters to manoeuvre into the millionaires’ paradise of Monte Carlo.
The company is the proud owner of no fewer than nine Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) awards – considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the events industry.
Mark added: “It has been an incredible journey. We have filmed camels in the desert, narrowly avoided rattlesnakes in Arizona, and played a role in helping to launch the Metro newspaper.
“We’ve built apps, made ticketing systems for big events, and worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.
“Here in Shropshire, we’re also proud to have been the events company of the choice to deliver the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards for many years.
“I look at 2020 as a defining moment in the company’s history, when we redeveloped 50% of our business to ensure the company’s long-term survival.
“I’m incredibly proud of the team here at Yarrington. I think of them as an extended family – it is them who have made everything possible, and I want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you.”