A BROOME-based events company has taken on new employees as part of ongoing expansion.

Top Banana, which specialises in international leadership events, has also recruited two interns who will be based in its office for a year as part of their university course placements.

The new recruits will work with a range of clients, including Bacardi, Danone Baby Nutrition, Wilkinsons, Aggregate Industries and Bentley.

Tony Monger has joined Top Banana as an account director, Cat Butler as an account manager and Megan Grant as an account executive.

Mr Monger previously spent more than a decade working for Opus, part of Rapiergroup, where his clients included BUPA, Shell, Audi and Nestle. Ms Butler has joined Top Banana from events company Grass Roots and Miss Grant has joined the company from L’Oreal UK.

Martha McGarry has taken on the role of middleweight designer and Marcus Marritt has joined as studio manager.

Mr Marritt previously worked for the agency Strategy, Design and Advertising in New Zealand. Miss McGarry was working as a freelance designer before she joined Top Banana.

Interns Alex Hatton, studying events management at Bournemouth University, and April Summerscales, studying events management at Sheffield Hallam University, will be working as a production assistant and a venue-finding assistant respectively.

Nick Terry, managing director, said: “Despite the economic challenges facing the events industry we’ve experienced exceptional growth over the past year and these new recruits are testament to that.

“Thanks to our decision to specialise in leadership engagement events we have been able to expand our client base.

“This year we have started working with blue chip clients like Unilever, Travis Perkins, Haven, AbbVie and Pinsent Masons.”

Top Banana expects turnover to increase by 36 per cent this year to £5.2 million.

Mr Terry added: “We’re currently still recruiting so we should have even more new bananas with us in the near future.”