Andrew Scott is recognised as the leading marketing expert in the building products and glazing industry. He has worked as marketing director across trade, commercial and retail sectors and has acquired and sold several companies. In 2004 he decided to use his experience to help other companies grow successfully and profitably, and Purplex was born.

Purplex Marketing is founded

Sept 2004

Purplex was founded

Founder Andrew Scott launches Purplex as a small, specialist marketing consultancy. The name Purplex is an acronym, it stands for Purpose, Planning and Execution, the marketing principles that still drive Purplex today.

Purplex Marketing Business Growth in Glazing Industry

Mar, 2006

Marketing & Growth

Purplex launches a UK wide series of marketing and business growth seminars for the glazing and building products industry, with sell-out audiences.

Andrew Scott launches Insight Data

Sept, 2006

Specialist market research

Andrew Scott launches specialist market research and data company, Insight Data, providing Purplex with in-depth market intelligence. A new, proper office is taken in Weston-Super-Mare, just outside Bristol.

Creative Marketing

2008

Creative & Direct Marketing

We add creative design and direct marketing into the mix, investing in our first graphic designer and direct mail equipment to print, fold, insert and frank large volumes of letters and mailers. Additional office space is acquired.

Sam Cross Director

2009

Specialist PR Division

Purplex recruits Sam Cross within the newly created Public Relations (PR) division. The division is quickly established as the leading PR experts in the building products and glazing industry, and Sam Cross goes on to become Account Director 6 years later.

A New Office

2010

A New Office

2010 is a pivotal year. Purplex reaches 10 staff and appoints Adam Whitaker as head of design. A new 2,500 ft2 office block is acquired in a shared building, and we introduce email marketing and web design as additional services.

Marketing for the window and construction industry

2011

Market Leaders

Purplex becomes the largest marketing agency in the window industry and broadens out to the wider building products and construction/property market, working with major clients such as Duraflex/Masco.

Digital marketing internationally

2012

Going International

Another pivotal year. The business reaches £1million turnover and now employs 20 staff, including a growing team of digital marketing specialists. We land our first international clients and acquire the rest of our shared office building, giving us 4,500 ft2.

Andrew Scott launches business leader

2013

Expanding our scope

MD Andrew Scott launches Business Leader Ltd, a publishing, media and events business, which connects Purplex to thousands of new clients in the business and professional services market. We invest heavily in new IT and infrastructure, including IP leased lines and our own email marketing platform.

Digital responsive web design

2014

Digital Growth

Digital marketing is growing fast and we appoint Adi Day as head of digital. We move to responsive design for website build, and expand our SEO and PPC team and launch a full social media service. Meanwhile, our PR division continues to win more major clients across the UK and Europe.

Video production and a London expansion

2015

Striving for success

Our biggest year so far. The business passes 40 staff and we launch a professional video production division. We gain Google Partner status and get nominated for three awards including Agency of the Year in our first year of entering the Construction Marketing Awards. Purplex becomes a limited company, we purchase our current offices and open a new office in Trafalgar Square, central London.

The next step in full service construction marketing

2016

Looking ahead

MD Andrew Scott announces plans to scale the business past 100 employees. Purplex acquire further premises just outside Bristol for a new photography and film/video studio, as well as additional conference and office space.

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The marketing agency for the construction industry

Purplex Marketing is a full-service marketing agency serving the construction, building products, property and home improvement industries. Launched in 2004, Purplex began as a strategic consultancy, and has grown to offer traditional and web integrated marketing services.

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