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Creston plc provides insight and communications services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in three divisions: Communications, Health, and Insight. The Communications division offers advertising, brand strategy, public relation, brand and communications planning, crisis and issues management, customer publishing, data planning and management, online advertising, portal development, Website design and build, industry analyst relation, media planning and buying, media relation, media training, project and print management, and sponsorship activation services, as well as channel, customer relationship, digital, direct, local, social media, mobile, promotional, search, email marketing, and experiential/event marketing services. The Health division provides brand and creative consulting, public relation, issues and reputation management, advertising and branding, crisis management, digital innovation, global and European core campaign, graphic design, health advocacy, internal communication/sales force education, market research and insight, media training, medical education, patient education, product marketing, public affair, scientific communication, and youth marketing services. The Insight division offers various services, including brand tracking and development, business placing/competitor analysis, category definition and segmentation, category management research, churn and retention, communication/design evaluation, cover pages evaluation, customer experience and closeness, market landscaping/segmentation, new product development problem solving, package evaluation services, panels, point-of-purchase decision making exploration, pr generation, predictive analytics, price testing, product testing, service/process evaluation, U and A studies, and virtual shopping and design evaluation systems. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

815 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/14

creston plc (CRE) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: 337.2K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

creston plc (CRE) Key Developments

Creston plc Announces Creation of Creston Unlimited

Creston plc has announced the creation of Creston Unlimited, a new agency brand and group offer. With a shared creative philosophy, common tools and the promise of unlimited thinking at its core, Creston Unlimited brings together consultants and discipline experts from across the Creston Group and beyond. Through this, clients gain access to a diverse and complementary range of integrated technology, brand and consultancy services: from advertising and PR, through social and digital marketing to the latest research, insight and tech innovation. As part of the launch, Creston's existing companies will be rebranded with the Unlimited suffix.

Creston plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for Six Months Ended Sept. 30, 2014

Creston plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for six months ended Sept. 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported turnover (billings) of £48,687,000, revenue of £37,304,000, profit before finance income, finance costs and taxation of £4,083,000, profit before taxation of £3,994,000, profit attributable to equity holders of the parent of £3,110,000 or 5.24 pence per diluted share, net cash inflow from operating activities of £2,246,000, purchase of property, plant and equipment of £327,000 compared to the turnover (billings) of £48,547,000, revenue of £35,677,000, profit before finance income, finance costs and taxation of £1,722,000, profit before taxation of £1,620,000, profit attributable to equity holders of the parent of £1,100,000 or 1.82 pence per basic and diluted share, net cash outflow from operating activities of £6,125,000, purchase of property, plant and equipment of £1,205,000 for the same period a year ago. Headline PBIT of £3.8 million compared to £3.6 million a year ago. Headline PBT which increased by 6% to £3.8 million compared to £3.6 million a year ago, and an improvement in Headline PBT of 9% to £3.9 million compared to £3.6 million a year ago on a constant currency basis. Headline DEPS also increased 14% to 4.98 pence compared to 4.35 pence a year ago, due to the underlying earnings growth and a reduction in the Headline effective tax rate. Due to the strengthening of sterling against the US dollar there is a material currency exchange impact on its US operations' results which merits the above separate reporting in constant currency.

Creston plc Declares Dividend for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014 Payable on January 9, 2015

Creston plc announced in light of its history of strong cash generation and low gearing, it is the Board's intention to maintain a progressive dividend policy. The Board has accordingly declared a half year dividend of 1.35 pence per share for the six months ended September 30, 2014 against 1.20 pence per share last year, to be paid on January 9, 2015 to shareholders on the register at December 5, 2014. This represents a 13% increase on the prior year. This growth rate is higher than the expectation for the full year dividend as the Board looks to complete its move towards a one-third/two-thirds allocation between the half year/final dividend payment respectively.


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