6 February, 2008 – Manchester's Code Computerlove reports another year of impressive growth
Full service digital marketing agency Code Computerlove is celebrating a bumper start to 2008 with four major account wins and a business growth record of 70%.
It is also on a major recruitment drive as it gears up for another year of predicted growth. Set up in 1999, during its seven and a half year history the Manchester based business has enjoyed an average 25% YOY growth. But in 2007, Code set a new annual growth record of 70% (£4m up from £2.35m in 2006).
The business is predicting another year of strong growth in 2008 as marketers continue to shift marketing spend away from traditional marketing methods into the digital arena.
Contributing to 2007′s success was the creation of a new media and online marketing department from a standing start to billings of more than £1m – making them only one of the true full service digital agencies in Manchester.
It also won 14 brilliant new clients including: Transpennine Express (First Group), moodboard – a new venture from Mike Watson Images, Booths, North West Fine Food, Neville Johnson, Morris Homes, VML, Travelbeam, Key Retirement Solutions, and Canterbury NZ. But not only that, Code has also maintained fantastic digital partnerships with its long-term blue chip clients boasting a retention level of 93%.
To kick-start 2008, Code has added Crown paints, PZ Cussons, Epson and HBOS owned contract hire specialists Lex to its already impressive client list that includes HMV, Waterstone’s, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Premier Foods, NUS and Hillary’s. And the team is hinting at even more new business wins to come.
The business is owned and run by the three founders Tony Foggett, managing director, Wini Tse, creative director, and Louis Georgiou; and fourth board member Andrew Davenport, client services director, spearheading the company’s impressive new business growth. In 2007 the business handled more than 250 inbound enquiries from marketing management wanting a taste of Computerlove success.
The 46-strong Code team, based in bespoke offices on Jutland Street in the city centre, offers a mix of website design and build, and online media and marketing services. And with an enviable commitment to training and development – branded The Institute of Computerlove, it’s no wonder the cream of the digital crop are queuing up to join the agency.
As a member of the IPA, all Code employees benefit from CPD programme training as well as tutoring from the Manchester Business School and E-consultancy.
With a string of awards behind them, Code is fast being recognised as one of the top digital agencies in the UK – and certainly THE number one agency outside of London. In 2007 alone it scooped Marketing Services Agency of the Year – outside London (The Drum), was awarded four Digital Agency of the Year titles in industry award schemes, and also collected gongs for its work with HMV, Bisto, moodboard and Hillary’s.
Already in 2008 it has been named Digital Agency of the Year once again by The Drum and was voted first for ROI across the UK – in Revolution magazine’s annual survey of client businesses, coming in eighth position for best digital agency in the UK, according to the people who know: the clients.
As Code grows and becomes a key national player, it’s not losing sights of its homeland and continues to fly the flag for the digital industry in Manchester working with the MMU, Manchester Digital and e-consultancy to raise the digital profile of the region.
But its Code Computerlove’s outstanding effective business and marketing work for its retained clients, and exciting projects, that keeps the phone ringing and clients coming.
Code is looking to expand its team in 2008 and is currently recruiting for a new Creative Director to bolster the current team headed by board director Wini Tse, as well as designers, developers / programmers and account handlers.
Source: Code Computerlove press release