Specialist agri-food communications agency Pinstone has reported 17% business growth to year-end January 2021, despite the pandemic restrictions. It is 16 years since the business was established by former Town & Country PR executive Catherine Linch.

The agency says that although 2020 will always be remembered as the year that defied all expectations, it was much more positive for the business. As well as exceeding its financial targets for the year, Pinstone secured over a dozen new clients, including a leading agricultural charity, a cattle society, industry research associations and organisations in the public sector.

Ms Linch, managing director of the rural b2b agency, attributes much of Pinstone’s success to her dynamic team and its adaptability and willingness to keep pushing agri-food comms forward.

“It’s been an exciting period of transition,” she says. “I’m especially proud of our team culture and everyone’s resilience. It has enabled Pinstone to thrive in challenging circumstances. Their energy and commitment have been essential to the fantastic results we’ve achieved.

“The Pinstone team also welcomed five new recruits during the pandemic and on a more personal level, five Pinstone babies! It has been an incredibly productive year on every level imaginable and puts the business in a strong position for the next 16 years.