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Wish Digital, based just outside of Wetherby are celebrating after securing multiple account wins including Capita Customer Management, adding four new members to the team and increasing turnover by 60% in the last year.

Following an office move to a new Granary building, the business applied for a match-funded grant from AD:VENTURE, the ERDF programme supporting start-up and young businesses across the Leeds City Region, that would be used to put the infrastructure in place that would see its planned expansion become a reality.

Securing more than £7,000, the agency used the funds to fit out the office space and purchase equipment that would give digital marketers and developers access to the latest MAC computers and latest software, while older equipment was upgraded.

Wish Digital Ltd. Photography Bruce Fitzgerald

Director at Wish Digital, Chris Kell, comments: “It’s been a really strong year for us here at Wish and we have to attribute some of that to the funding we secured from AD:VENTURE. Having a professional office space, with leading equipment and facilities that give the right impression when you welcome clients should never be underestimated.

“Securing accounts, expanding the team and increasing our turnover has really set the foundations for the year ahead. As we consider our next three years we will be accessing the practical support and events that the AD:VENTURE programme offer and would encourage other young businesses with ambitious targets to do the same.”

Roger Marsh, OBE Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “Accelerating the growth of businesses across Leeds City Region is key to achieving a strong, successful economy and the support and funding businesses can access through AD:VENTURE is helping to achieve just this.

“I am delighted to hear that Wetherby-based Wish Digital is winning new customers, growing their team and increasing turn over and will continue to access the support available through AD:VENTURE as it continues to grow.”

With 16 staff working across the Wish Group, which provides specialist digital and marketing services to organisations of all sizes, the company has plans to extend its client portfolio to include more household names and blue-chip brands in the next twelve months.

For further details about Wish Digital, please visit: www.wishdigital.co.uk or call 0113 4684340 and for information about the AD:VENTURE programme and the practical and match-funded support it offers, please visit: www.ad-venture.org.uk.

Wish Digital celebrate increased sales and grant success with relocation

Start-up funding

Wish Digital has celebrated an impressive 3rd year’s trading and the securing of European Union financial support with a move to the stunning new Granary studios near Wetherby, in the district of Harrogate.

Recent website launches for clients such as Arrow Self Drive, Animalcare Limited and Spear & Jackson, in addition to successful new European digital marketing contracts including CCL Label, the largest label manufacturer in the world, put the agency in a strong position for continued growth into 2018.

The £7,700 grant secured through the European Regional Development AD:VENTURE business programme will assist Wish in purchasing new equipment for its expanding team. The relocation has also paved the way for some new recruits, with 2 jobs created already and a further 3 over the next 6 months

Graham Swift, Cabinet Member for Resources, Enterprise & Economic Development for Harrogate Borough Council, an AD:VENTURE Partner commented, “Wish Digital are exactly the type of business that we want to support through this programme and are the type of business we are working to develop and attract as part of the recently adopted Harrogate District Economic Growth Strategy (2017-35) Creative & Digital being one of the Strategies key sectors. They are an ambitious, growing business creating new and high skilled jobs in the region. We were really pleased to be able to support them with the finance to build on their recent success. The new studios are a fantastic working space for their team and it’s great to see the project support this expansion for a growing business in this sector.”

“We have secured significant new business over the past six months, including clients based in Germany & Belgium,” comments Wish Digital Director Chris Kell, “the move to our new studios has been fantastic, creating a really contemporary working environment for our team, whilst the grant will help us to purchase the high end IT equipment we need to better service our clients.”

Wish Digital provide digital marketing services including website design & development, ecommerce, SEO and paid advertising services as a Google Partner.  The agency is part of the Wish Group.