Creative Emporium’s recruitment drive sees 90% increase in new employees since start of 2012. As a result of significant new business growth during 2012, which saw Creative Emporium acquire and develop a number of key client accounts, the Leeds-based branding specialist has expanded its workforce in a bid to meet client demand and continue its reputation for excellent customer service.

Since January 2012 alone, and despite a challenging economic climate, it has taken on 17 new recruits in a variety of disciplines across the business – from account management, to finance, design and marketing, and now has over 40 full time employees, an increase of 90% since the same time last year.

By expanding their workforce, it has enabled the company to offer a holistic branding solution for its clients – offering a wide spectrum of services from promotional merchandise, to print and digital marketing.

Digital has been a key growth area in recent years, which has seen the company offer online solutions for their clients’ branded merchandise requirements. Designed and developed completely in-house, their flagship CO3 technology offers clients an online ordering solution to improve and manage the procurement, storage, ordering, fulfilment and distribution of their branded merchandise. The company has now developed over 15 CO3 websites, live in over 30 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Recent CO3 projects have included developing bespoke online Giftshops for several of the UK’s top ten Universities, including University of Manchester and Manchester Business School.

Outside of the University sector, private sector clients have also seen the benefits of the CO3 online ordering system which is now live for its clients in a number of different industries, from the manufacturing sector, to property, and well-known consumer brands.

Darren Cohen, Creative Emporium’s managing director, commented, “2012 was a fantastic year for us. We’ve continued to build on our reputation for service excellence, and have continued to win new business with blue chip organisations and high profile brands, as well as retain our long-standing customers as a result. We’re confident that 2013 will be an even better year for Creative Emporium, with some exciting developments in the pipeline”.

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