Digital firm embarks on exciting era

Digital firm embarks on exciting era

DIGITAL agency Ascensor has achieved some amazing results for its clients in the last seven years – and a series of exciting challenges now lie ahead.

Ascensor, based at the Oakwell Industrial Park in Birstall, celebrated its seventh birthday earlier this month and is experiencing strong growth in all its sectors.

The tech-savvy team has provided clients with more than 350 custom-designed websites and digital marketing solutions over the last seven years, attracting a stream of talented IT professionals to its ranks.

The firm also uses ‘search engine optimisation’ techniques to boost clients’ websites up the rankings of internet search sites like Google, bringing them a higher profile and increasing their online revenues.

Earlier this year co-founder Andrew Firth took sole control of the business, and in August Ascensor took a 50 per cent stake in an 11-strong Polish web development firm.

Based in Katowice, the new team have a strong history of creating apps for handheld devices and it gives Ascensor significant extra capacity to cope with an expanding order book.

Andrew, who lives in Hanging Heaton, said: “It’s the perfect partnership for us. We’re all now part of the same firm, they’re on the same wavelength as us, they speak great English and their skills are fantastic. We won’t have to out-source work and we’ve had a long-standing relationship with them already.”

As well as the Polish venture, Ascensor have acquired the client base and order book of a web design firm in Brighouse and are starting to move into software design, with products for warehouse and kitchen design management.

The Ascensor team have plenty of local success stories but are now also aiming to bag larger contracts from multi-national firms.

Andrew has written The Press’s ‘Webtalk’ column for five years and added: “There have been a lot of changes in the last 12 months and this is now a really exciting time for Ascensor.

“A lot of businesses respect what we do and we have a great track record across a lot of sectors.

“We’re now looking at much bigger projects as the business evolves. We’re recruiting into our marketing and sales departments and have experienced 25 per cent growth this year, on top of 37 per cent growth the year before.

“We’ve increased our margins and I feel we’re in a really good place.”

New customers are welcome to contact Ascensor free of charge to find out what the firm can do for them.

For more information call Ascensor on 0113 316 7000 or visit www.ascensor.co.uk.

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