A HARTLEBURY-based communications agency's recruitment drive during 2014 has seen its staff numbers reach 150.

Drpgroup hit the milestone with the arrival of Sarah Lyddy and Mark Roddy.

The group has continued to grow throughout 2014 after a record year in 2013 and Dale Parmenter, managing director, envisaged more people joining the team before the end of the year.

“At our summer conference, where we announced our five-year plan, we set the ambitious target of growing our team to 250," he said. "Hitting 150 is obviously an important milestone on the way to this target.

“We’re not hiring people just to hit a target of course. Our rapid growth across our business divisions needs to be supported by the best talent and this means bringing in the right experienced, passionate individuals to join the team.”

The group’s apprenticeship scheme has also helped bring on board new talent, with four apprentices making the transition to full-time employment in the past year.

The acquisition of Grosvenorfilm also saw five new faces join the expanding London office. The Drpdigitalmedia team has seen significant growth, with the team doubling in size in the past 18 months.

The group still has a number of vacant positions across divisions and will continue to recruit throughout the year through expanded apprenticeship schemes and traditional methods.