Lancashire businesses make top 50

Two leading city centre businesses have been named in the top 50 performing digital agencies for the North.

Lancaster-based Fat Media and SQ Digital have both been recognised in Prolific North’s Top 50 Digital Agencies for 2018.

The list highlights some of the north’s largest and best performing agencies.

A range of city region locations including, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle made up the list, where several global organisations hold offices or bases.

Fat Media’s managing director, John French, said: “There are some huge agencies based in the Northern city regions, the likes of Leeds and Manchester, so the fact that two Lancaster agencies have appeared in the top 50 is a great result. In fact Fat Media were actually in the top 25 agencies for the North, which really shows the work we’ve done to build our local company into a major player in the UK.

“As a business, we are constantly looking to grow and I think being named in the top 50 strengthens our stance in an already competitive industry. We pride ourselves on the services we provide and can offer to clients, we’re excited for what 2018 holds and already we are aiming to leapfrog our current standing in the 2018 list!”

The Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies is anchored on financials including balance sheet/shareholder funds, turnover, pre-tax profit, headcount and growth.

This year, in a new innovation, agencies were asked to specify whether their work was primarily web development/technical or SEO/paid search in nature.

Kamal Essa, Managing Director of SQ Digital, found on Church Street, added: “SQ Digital continues to go from strength to strength. The business was founded in 2000 as one the first agencies in the UK offering internet marketing services. We have experienced great success over the years and have firmly established ourselves as an award winning digital marketing agency. To be consistently named in the top 50 agencies, amongst some giants, is a testament to the hard work our team put in every day. They work tirelessly on digital campaigns for our clients, aiming to provide them with the best services that are relevant to them.”

In the list, Fat Media came in at 24 whilst SQ Digital were 45th.

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