Agency owners Mick Lee and Camille Johnson have spent years offering unbiased advertising and marketing advice to a whole range of businesses across the UK. Their straight-talking style has rewarded them generously with a long list of clients including many within the automotive sector. With billings nearly reaching £8 million per annum, 38 talented employees and satellite offices in Chesterfield, Stoke and Newcastle, PAB Studios is certainly a company that is hungry to do well. From humble beginnings in starting out with a small rented office in Stanley, Wakefield above a roofing company, the duo today are proud owners of a very unique building in Wakefield that won a design award when it was built in the 1980s. It stands out like a giant piece of white Lego on the very industrialised Thornes Lane and is often admired by visitors. When asked where the agency is going in the future, Mick Lee responded, “I feel like we’ve just started out. We see the business continuing to grow. Our clients keep expanding and we keep our business lean and profitable so there’s no reason for it not to succeed. Everyone who works in our business is passionate, and we all work towards the same goals”.
As a partnership it’s often difficult not to step on each other’s toes. Mick said, “We have different roles. Camille is a strong businesswoman who has a natural talent working with image/style/creative. When we need to develop a brand, Camille visualises what’s needed with ease. She doesn’t have to think about it, it just happens”. After working together for most of the 30 years, Camille added that Mick’s strength was business, full stop. “He can assess a situation and provide a solution really quickly, this is why together, it’s a great partnership as we both offer something different to the business, but we work in the same way”. The pair set their sights high. “To reach 10 million turnover would be a real achievement. We can reach this figure if we continue to win new clients or buy a business that compliments what we do now; we are happy to consider both. We are a full-service agency with a talented digital team so nothing’s impossible and we have the energy to drive the business forward and committed enough to make it happen” said Camille Johnson. ‘‘We are grateful to all our clients and suppliers who have supported us over the years and believe me it’s not been easy! The media landscape changes rapidly due to the speed of new technologies. We hope we can continue to be successful and have the continued support from our business network for a long time yet in the future” added Mick Lee.
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