Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, opened Brand Learning’s new office in Hampton Wick.

The company, a specialist in marketing capability development, has been based in the area since it opened in 2000 with three employees.

Its turnover is now £12.5m – up 50 per cent on last year – and has almost 80 people on staff, plus 40 consultants at its office in Burgoine Quay, Lower Teddington Road, Hampton Wick.

Mhairi McEwan, co-founder and managing director, said: “There is a growing recognition of the importance of excellent marketing in driving business growth, and a hunger for developing these vital business skills – which is underpinning our rapid growth.

“Dr Cable is a powerful advocate for business success.”

Brand Learning boasts among Unilver, Shell and Aviva among its clients.