WEB design company The Bottom Line has bucked the trend by taking on more staff after beating off other agencies to land a new contract.

The company, situated in a small business complex known as The Studio at Broome, clinched a deal with JBPR, a Bristol-based PR and public affairs agency.

Managing director Rob Muir launched The Bottom Line five years ago in the face of the recession. It has grown, taking on three new members of staff over the past three months.