DIGITAL agency Ascensor is celebrating a 57 per cent increase in business over the last year and has filled five new roles to support its growing client base.
The company, owned by local man Andrew Firth, is on track to exceed £2m turnover this year and has taken on three managers and two executive-level roles to support the growth.
The agency, which recently moved from Birstall down to Gelderd Road, has won a number of fintech clients such as Shelby Finance and is recruiting for more roles to increase capacity.
Richard Miles joins the team as service delivery manager and Jonathan Bailey as paid media manager.
Miles has eight years in IT service desk analyst roles, the majority within financial services support companies and he will build a service desk team.
Bailey comes with six years’ experience in affiliate and digital marketing roles and he will increase the agency’s capacity within the paid advertising team.
Two junior roles have also been added to the agency. Evie Wadkin, a journalism student and freelance content writer, has been appointed as client success executive and Corey Thompson joins as digital marketing executive.
A new office manager role has been filled by Grace Hilbourne who has nine years’ experience in London financial businesses including global hedge fund and banking and investment houses.
Managing director Andrew Firth said: “We are doing more and more work within the financial services sector where providing high levels of governance and rigour around security are vital for our clients’ success.
“Bringing Richard and Grace in who already have a significant understanding of compliance and regulation is important, as well as the need to strengthen our client administration capacity.
“Digital marketing is a high-growth area within our portfolio and continual new client wins have necessitated our increasing capacity. We are committed to training and development and recruiting skilled juniors such as Evie and Corey who will be trained by our experienced team – it is great for everyone involved.
“Jonathan and these new recruits will allow us to continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients through paid search, organic marketing and customer services.”
Firth added: “Everything is on track for Ascensor to deliver another year of growth and now we’re in our new premises our recruitment is in full flow.
“We’re delighted to welcome these five exceptional new colleagues, and once they are fully onboard we’ll be starting the next phase. This will include developers, client success managers and a head of testing.”