An article in the Evening Gazette: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2011/09/09/expansion-plans-for-web-marketing-firm-84229-29391622/
AN online marketing firm has celebrated its fifth birthday by planning an expansion.
Fifteen Digital’s turnover is rising due to the increase in the number of services offered to clients, including social media campaigns.
John Borthwick, director of the Darlington firm, which also has an office in Stoke, said: “Fifteen Digital’s technology division has just been accepted as a CCTV supplier for Bourne Leisure Group, which owns Butlins and Haven Holidays, and we will also be running social media workshops for Best Western hotels around the country.”
The company’s Darlington office deals mainly with the online marketing side of Fifteen Digital’s operations, including its IT and web development. This is now the focus of the company’s growth.
Middlesbrough man John said: “With the web design aspect of Fifteen Digital, our focus is going to be on the e-commerce website and integration with Sage accounting software, as we are now approved Sage developers.
“It was pretty risky funding our own expansion, but in the long-term this has actually proved a savvy move as it means we have been able to grow through the credit crunch.
“We currently employ 12 staff members with our thirteenth starting very shortly at Darlington. This shows that we have come a long way from what was just the three of us to now having bigger offices in two parts of the country.”