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Newcastle digital agency Readysalted aims to treble its growth

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A Newcastle-based digital agency has announced ambitious plans to treble its growth and open a London office, after expanding its client base in the UK and Europe and recruiting three new employees. Specialising in UX (user experience) design, and digital transformation development, Readysalted, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, have plans to hit half a million pounds turnover by 2025 and treble the size of the business by 2028. 2023 also saw the team achieve their largest annual turnover to date with a 30% increase in revenue from the previous year.  The business works with clients including Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge universities, as well as businesses in the medical science and manufacturing sectors. Currently working with clients in the North East, London and across Europe, the Readysalted team also have ambitious plans to open a London office this year. Simon Honeywood, Founder and Managing Director of Readysalted said: “The last 12 months have been fantastic for the business as we continue to support our many clients across the globe. I still have to pinch myself about how far we have come in 20 years from when I started out as a freelancer in the industry. This really is credit to the…

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Norstead sets sights on record revenue as it celebrates 50th anniversary

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Norstead, part of the Newcastle based Metnor Group, is celebrating being well on their way to record revenues and prestigious new client wins as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Norstead was established in 1971 and specialises in the design and installation of mechanical and electrical services in a number of commercial and industrial sectors. Part of the Metnor Group, the firm has the experience and financial stability to carry out multiple contracts with a typical individual project value of up to £30 million.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic yielding tough results, turnover for Norstead is forecast to reach £40m in 2022, expanding from a turnover of £23.5m in 2019. They have recently relocated into Metnor House, in Newcastle upon Tyne as part of their collaboration with sister company Metnor Construction, with another office in Maidenhead, Norstead lists some of the UK’s best-known companies as clients. The firm plans to secure new offices in Maidenhead later this year and create up to 10 new roles to support its ambitious expansion plans and bolster their engineering and commercial teams. Recently completed and current projects in the pipeline include the development of the White Room at the British Museum, the critical care…

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Drayton Group eyes up UK and international expansion as it celebrates its 10th anniversary with plans to open new offices

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Newcastle based recruitment group, Drayton, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with plans to open new UK offices and has recruited a number of new hires due to increased demand. The firm is also eyeing up expansion in overseas markets. Drayton was established in 2010 by Rob Seery and Ian Pickett and specialises in bespoke recruitment solutions for industry categories including Food & Drink, Apparel & Footwear, Beauty, Leisure, Homewares and Retail. With a catalogue of well-known brands on their client list, they include amongst others, Amazon, Birds Eye, Helly Hanson, Ginsters, Birkenstock, Greggs, Quorn, and The Lakes Distillery. Now 10 years on, Drayton has grown consistently, assisted in 2018 by the launch of a subsidiary business, Alexander Steele, based in Edinburgh. The group now employs 20 people and has offices in London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Their new Manchester office opens in June. By 2025 Drayton aspires to be a 50 person business. The majority of Drayton’s business has always been in the UK, but now over a third is international. This success will likely lead to future office expansion in North America or Europe. The original Drayton business delivers Board level appointments. Alexander Steele, led by Managing Director Richard Steele,…

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