Business Wins And Investment Mark Successul First Quarter For Press ahead

Posted on the 13 April 2015

Business Wins And Investment Mark Successul First Quarter For Press ahead

A North East based creative communications agency is proving it’s ahead of the game after a successful first quarter that’s seen a raft of new account wins, a move to larger office accommodation and a recruitment drive.

Press Ahead, which offers a fully integrated range of marketing services including marketing strategy, PR, creative design, media buying and social media support from its Sunderland base, has experienced strong growth in the first three months of 2015 having secured several new business wins across its full suite of services.

Adding to the company’s education credentials, Press Ahead has been appointed by Redcar & Cleveland College to deliver a fully integrated range of marketing services including PR, social media, creative development and media planning and buying, that will see the college build on success whilst communicating its unique offer in the market place. 

Press Ahead is also bolstering its experience in the housing sector having secured work with not-for-profit housing provider Four Housing to deliver a high profile media relations programme as well as ongoing creative support.  The Wearside company has also been appointed by Smarterbuys Store, an organisation set up provide social housing tenants with access to affordable and ethical credit, to develop a focussed approach to their marketing activity and support them in its brand development.

In addition, business cost solutions company, The Great Annual Savings Group, has enlisted Press Ahead to provide a fully integrated marketing service including PR, marketing strategy, social media support and brand development services to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. The Sir John Fitzgerald Group also adds to Press Ahead’s growing client list.

Commenting on the new business wins, Press Ahead’s managing director Kieron Goldsborough said: “The first quarter of 2015 has been a very successful one for Press Ahead with several new clients on board and a number of exciting prospects in the pipeline.  What is most significant is the number of new clients tapping into our full range of services; from PR to media buying and marketing strategy to creative design.  It’s certainly been a positive start to the year and we hope this upward trend will continue.”

In line with the account wins, Press Ahead is investing in both its people and its facilities to ensure it is well-placed to deliver exceptional service to its current clients and to enable future growth. 

The company is in the process of recruiting three senior level positions across its PR, marketing and creative divisions to enhance and expand its offer.  The move will take the 13 strong team to 16 over the coming weeks.  A senior designer will be appointed to work alongside the award winning creative team, a senior account manager with strong digital expertise will join the company’s PR division and an experienced account manager will join the team to project manage workflow across integrated accounts.

Press Ahead has recently moved to new waterfront office space within The Jupiter Centre at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) to accommodate business growth.

Mr Goldsborough, who became MD of Press Ahead following a management buyout in early 2014 added: “We have built the team to what it is today by recruiting the very best talent across all our disciplines and by investing and developing people.  The new recruits will only further boost our skills and expertise.

“We’re delighted with our new office space at the BIC which gives us with the extra space we need to accommodate an expanding team.  The fantastic waterfront setting provides the perfect backdrop for what is very much a new era for Press Ahead with new clients, new team members and lots of exciting plans in the pipeline.”

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