Tees-based agency VIA Creative has expanded its team with the recent appointment of Teesside University graduate Martin Pollock.
The brand, design and web agency, which is based in Middlesbrough’s Cargo Fleet Offices, is a close-knit team which has been creating brands and developing bespoke websites since 2003.
VIA managing director Dave Ramrekha said: “Due to a wide range of bespoke web, app and software projects and with increased commissions from companies as far afield as London, we needed to recruit in a short period of time.
“Finding high calibre web developers in our region is becoming increasingly difficult, but luckily we have Teesside University on our doorstep and knew their Computer Science course graduates were finishing so we approached a number of graduates about the position.
“Martin’s development skills stood out and despite being thrown into a very busy summer period fresh from University he performed very well and has now secured a full time position within our agency.”
“The appointment of Martin follows two new recruits last year, growing our team to six, and enhances our reputation for delivering consistently high quality branding and bespoke websites for a wide range of clients across many sectors.”
Martin, who strengthens VIA’s core web team, said: “Having moved over from Northern Ireland to complete my degree I was extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to find a full-time position right after finishing university.
“In just a few short months I’ve learned much more about the commercial aspects of web development at VIA and am excited to be working on the varied range of web and app projects the agency has in the pipeline to test my development knowledge even further.”
VIA’s client portfolio includes a varied range of local and national engineering, manufacturing, retail and charity brands, along with public sector clients.