(L-R) Steven Parker; Andrew Barratt, Chris March
Digital Marketing business Digital Allies has announced a three-year expansion plan which will see it reach an annual turnover of £2m, double staff numbers to 40 and move into new offices.
The business has also strengthened its management team with several well-known North East business figures.
The company, which is based in Houghton-le-Spring and has just completed its fourth year of business, delivers advice on all aspects of digital marketing, working with clients on digital strategy, design and creative, complex website development, API integrations and training & coaching.
It has grown steadily, with two office moves since its launch and it now has a team of 20 members, and has recruited Alastair MacColl as a non-executive adviser.
MacColl is also chairman of business solutions group BE Group, chairman and Pro Chancellor of Teesside University and is a former managing director of the Gazette Media Company.
The company’s management team now comprises: managing director: Steven Parker; chairman Chris March; commercial director Ian Scott Bell; and operations director; Andrew Barratt, grandson of Sir Lawrie Barratt, founder of Barratt Homes.
Digital Allies works for clients across all sectors and all parts of the UK. These include: the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority; French multi-national utility company Engie; BMF with Bear Grylls; Sunderland Culture; North East of England Chamber of Commerce; and Darlington College.
To accommodate the firm’s growth and expansion plans it is now looking for larger premises in the region.
Steven Parker said: “For Digital Allies, the first four years has been about establishing ourselves to become a solid and well-regarded business. We have consolidated that by bringing together an extremely strong management team which has immense collective experience and extensive contacts.
“With this foundation in place, we are now ready for the next stage of our growth which, within three years, will establish us as one of the main players on the UK digital stage delivering next-generation digital integrations.’’
Alastair MacColl said: "The industry leading knowledge, expertise and commercial acumen of the Digital Allies team is what makes them really stand out. They work relentlessly to help their clients turn ambitions into results. It's a privilege to work with a team who will settle for nothing less than being the very best at what they do".
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