Preston digital firm set to spread wings

Grow: Michael Lough
Grow: Michael Lough
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A digital and creative agency is planning further growth after doubling staff in a year.

Preston-based Blue Wren is now moving offices after seeing major growth in the past 12 months.

The firm has has taken a five-year lease of Ribblesdale Place, a three-storey period building close to Winckley Square in the heart of the professional district.

The move, from offices in nearby Chapel Street, will pave the way for further growth for Blue Wren, which specialises in website development, software applications, digital marketing, SEO and graphic design.

Michael Lough, founder and managing director, said: “We now have nine employees which is almost double where we were 12-months ago, so this allows us to comfortably accommodate our enlarged team and maintain our city centre presence.

“We are forecasting healthy levels of growth as more businesses understand the importance of marketing themselves online in this ever-changing digital age.”

Blue Wren was advised on legal aspects of the lease by the commercial property team at Harrison Drury solicitors.

Simon England, associate solicitor at Harrison Drury, said: “Blue Wren is doing work for some great brands and businesses. It has many longstanding clients, but is also winning a lot of new business from companies keen to ensure they aren’t left behind in this rapidly changing marketing landscape. This five-year lease gives the business a strong footing on which to achieve its growth aspirations.”

Blue Wren was founded in 2010 by Australian Michael Lough. It has completed projects for clients including Booths Supermarkets, housebuilder Russell Armer, Preston Grasshoppers, and global enterprise Hosokawa Micron.