Marketing and communications specialists awarded top mark of quality

Hull-based marketing and communications agency Mercury has been granted a prestigious quality assurance award.

Mercury, which specialises in corporate marketing, communications, design, public relations, photography and web design, has been accepted as a member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).

The CQI is the chartered body for quality management professionals. Established in 1919, and formerly known as the Institute of Quality Assurance, the CQI gained a Royal Charter in 2006 and changed to its current form in January 2007.

The CQI exists to promote the quality management approach, based on planning, measurement and improvement.

To become a member, organisations must, on behalf of their clients, deliver consistent customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved profitability, instil an ethos of improvement and innovation, identify and manage risk and increase corporate care and responsibility.

Company director Kelly Taylor said: “This is testament to the hard work our team puts in on a daily basis.

“We have a great team of people working hard to create innovative, engaging and outstanding work for a whole range of very well-known clients across the public and private sectors.

“We would like to thank the CQI for recognising this work and hope we can continue to make an impact upon the companies we are involved with.”

Sam Whitaker, chief executive of Hull Esteem Consortium, which represents Hull-based Sewell Group, Morgan Sindall and Robertson Capital, said: “I am really pleased, but unsurprised, that Mercury has achieved this fantastic accolade.

“It is a brilliant marketing and communications business with a real creative edge – Mercury is an organisation that makes a huge difference. I would like to congratulate Kelly and her team for a job well done.”

To celebrate, Mercury is now offering organisations across the city a free marketing design and web audit worth £2,000. Call Andrew Acum on 01482 782287 or email