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Emslie hails bright future as Sunshine’s turnover grows

Jenny Emslie

Jenny Emslie: ‘strong performance’


Sunshine Communications based in Leith, has reported a surge in turnover to £432,257 in its third year, which represents a 360% increase over its first year in business (£94,000).

Founded by Jenny Emslie, Sunshine Communications focuses on social media and management of online marketing. 

Ms Emslie has grown the business to a team of 11 staff and 18 retained clients, including Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Leisure and Scotch Beef. Last yea she acquired ‘Get Give Creative’. This extended the agency services to include a premium production service.

She said: “We have grown steadily over the last three years, and I am pleased with the strong performance of the business. I fully expect to continue to grow substantially in the years ahead.  We are on a constant quest to remain at the forefront of modern advertising.

“We have also recently moved the office into our spiritual home in Leith, which allows us to continue our growth expansion plans.”

Ms Emslie began her career at Edinburgh based Story. She then moved to London and became the youngest Account Director at RAPP London by the age of 25.

Returning to Edinburgh in 2012 to The Union advertising agency, then onto Velocity Digital, she faced redundancy in 2015 and saw this as an opportunity to channel her entrepreneurial spirit and start her own business. With £500, one laptop and no clients, Sunshine Communications was born. 

She became a ‘Chiclet’ within the RBS Entrepreneurial Spark (now Innovator) programme to assist her with the development of her business.

In addition to running Sunshine Communications, Ms Emslie is a mentor for Young Enterprise Scotland, has talked about business at schools and universities and is a member of the Agency Collective and Marketing Society

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