New contracts put a spring in Jump's step

New contracts put a spring in Jump's step

A Newcastle based digital and design agency is jumping for joy after winning a succession of new contracts.

Jump offers a range of creative design and digital services to regional and national clients including the National Trust, Newcastle University, Northumberland development company Arch and the Newcastle Motor Show.

After developing and launching the Get into Newcastle website for the city's Business Improvement District company, NE1, earlier in the summer, JUMP has now won two contracts with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It has also taken on a bespoke digital platform for the online tickets sales for People's Theatre in Newcastle.

The team has expanded to 20 people, taking on a new designer and two graduates to help manage the agency's increasing workload, while former head of development Kris Consadine has returned to JUMP as its new project manager.

Founded in 2007 by graphic designer Lucy Batley and software developer Robert Brown, JUMP has developed particular expertise in the industrial/commercial and education sectors, and is working towards doubling its turnover by 2018 by attracting both new and larger clients.

Jump’s business plans are being supported by an investment from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund that it secured last year through NEL Fund Managers.

Lucy Batley says: "Having the Growth Fund capital to hand has enabled us to make progress far more quickly than would otherwise have been possible, and we're really feeling the benefits of it right across our operations.

"As a team, we're growing in confidence, and the quality of work that we're producing is leading to us being invited to put our ideas to an ever-greater range of companies.

"Benefits Everyone and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are both high profile projects of national importance that will help deliver the Trust’s drive towards attracting and retaining skills in the North East, and we're excited at the opportunities being involved with them both offers us."

Jonathan Luke at NEL Fund Managers, said: "The JUMP team had very clear goals in mind when they took on their investment, as well as very clear pathways they wanted to take forwards, and the progress that's been made over the last year has been extremely impressive."