Teesside-based online marketing specialist Forrest Digital is increasing its turnover by 30% following the acquisition of a neighbouring digital marketing agency.
The company has acquired the digital marketing arm of We Are Myrias, securing Forrest Digital around 80% of that company’s client base and also bringing with it the expertise of owner Dan Smith, who will join Forrest Digital as a non-executive director.
As a result, the company plans to recruit an additional member of staff and a University intern within the coming months.
Forrest’s managing director Iain Forrest said: “The acquisition was the natural next step for myself and Dan and also our businesses.
“We have worked well together on different projects for clients over the last few years and as Dan took his career to the next level, it made sense for Forrest Digital to take over the workload and expand its offering.
“Dan’s client base is incredibly specialist which is what we love and are very good at working on. Clients which have now come on board with Forrest are in a variety of sectors including finance, software development and ecommerce.
“Following the increase in work, we will be recruiting both a graduate and hopefully a university intern in the coming months to help us fully develop these opportunities and grow the company further.
“We are already very busy and really excited that things are going to get even busier.”
New clients have already been introduced to Iain and the team and Dan will be there throughout to inform and guide the company.
Forrest Digital, based at Fusion Hive in Stockton, specialises in digital marketing for growth-focused companies in a number of industries including manufacturing, ecommerce and software development.