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Richmond creative firm is rural success story

Posted on 30/04/2014 by Lynne Burwell in client news

A Richmond firm is celebrating after winning the Internet and ICT Award for the Teesside region at the North East Business Awards following a year of dramatic growth.

Purple Creative Studio, based at the Aske Stables on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire market town, was recognised for its innovative use of technology at the ceremony held at Teesside University.

Formed in 2009, the web, creative, consultancy and cloud business saw a 42% growth in turnover last year and is forecast a similar increase in 2014. This growth has been driven by client wins across the UK, notably in the e-commerce and education sectors. The company now employs six staff including two new hires over the past 12 months and an Australian outpost has also been launched.

Managing Director, Phil Upton, said: “This has been a terrific year for Purple Creative Studio and we’re over the moon to have been recognised amongst so much regional talent. We now launch a new website every week or so and we’re lucky to be working with some great organisations locally and nationally so the award really is the cherry on top of the cake for us.”

The Internet and ICT award recognises companies that have used web technology to enhance their business. The judges were looking for excellent website design, in terms of visual appearance, navigability and interactivity and the innovative use of Internet technology to improve business performance.

Purple Creative Studio will now go through to the final of the North East Business Awards, which will be held on Thursday 1 May at Hardwick Hall. Fingers crossed for another great result for this terrific Richmond business.