Hull digital agency Strawberry announces expansion to Manchester

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Dec 2018

Dynamic digital marketing agency Strawberry has announced it is expanding and opening a new branch in Manchester.

The Hull business, which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary, has worked with big-name brands such as Deliveroo and Hugh Rice Jewellers, to improve their online presence.

The agency is now branching out its roots, and will open a new office in Spinningfields, Manchester.

James Greenwood, joint MD, said: “Whilst we will always call Hull our home, we feel now is the right time to branch out and develop a presence in Manchester.

“It has a great creative and digital scene which will allow us to better serve our growing network of national retail clients.

“This new base will help us continue doing what we do best - solving retailers’ problems, both online and off.

Strawberry is expanding to Manchester, pictured. (Manchester Evening News)

“The XYZ building (in Spinningfields) is described as a home for ‘innovators, disruptors and professionals’ - which is exactly what we are.”

Strawberry is one of only a handful of agencies which are Shopify Plus Partners – helping businesses build and strengthen their profile on the powerful merchant website.

The agency provides its online and offline clients with a wide variety of creative, digital and marketing services beyond eCommerce platforming.

Read more: Creative agency Pace moves to new offices as expansion continues

Recent notable projects include a refresh of the online brand presence and a redesign of the new Aunt Bessie’s brand website, and the development of alcohol licensing software currently in use by some of the country’s supermarket giants.

The @TheDock development is home to Hull's C4DI building

In 2016, Strawberry’s 34-strong team moved to Hull’s C4DI in the recently regenerated Fruit Market area, a hub for digital innovation.

The agency is now looking to tap into the Manchester talent pool to recruit digital designers, developers and account managers to help cater for its expanding client pool in the region and beyond.

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“Whilst we work with clients big and small, online and off, it’s fair to say that eCommerce forms the backbone of what we do at Strawberry,” Mr Greenwood said.

“Since we were established in 1993, we’ve always looked for innovative ways to help our clients’ businesses.

“We think Shopify is the most innovative solution to online retail out there and we’re proud to be one of their Plus Partners in the UK.

“Delivering online success is our bread and butter and we’re looking forward to supporting retailers in the North-West.”

Strawberry will introduce itself to Manchester at a special event at the end of February.

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