Manchester digital agency e3creative has earned its SME status and marked its highest-ever annual turnover of £2.6m – an increase of 47% from the 2016 financial figures that recorded turnover at £1.7m. That number was reached from climbing 69% from the previous year, as annual turnover hit £1m in 2015.
e3creative attributes the robust growth to reliable partnerships formed when the business was initiated and strengthened over the years. The digital agency joined hands with Manchester’s UKFast as a startup and they’re now celebrating an 8-year alliance. To toast the partnership, the two founders got together to reflect on their growth and discuss entrepreneurship.
Jake Welsh said: “As an entrepreneur when your business develops, you come to appreciate the support network that has been resilient throughout growing pains and kept driving your vision forward.
“As the agency prevails our needs for hosting and support services magnify and UKFast are reactive to underpin our undertakings, allowing our creatives to concentrate on their craft, giving the business confidence to take on more and embrace opportunities.”
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “Business is about partnerships and it’s an honour to work hand-in-hand with e3creative, helping them remove barriers and uncap potential. It’s been an incredible journey for us both.
“Over the course of our eight-year partnership, e3creative has developed into an amazing business and its recent growth is particularly impressive. Their progressive outlook has cemented a strong synergy between our two businesses and the partnership is in an incredible position to thrive for years to come.”
Nurturing professional partnerships is a strength of e3creative. As a result of a successful client/agency relationship between Manchester Football legend Gary Neville and e3creative, involving the agency servicing Neville’s portfolio of businesses, including Hotel and Cafe Football, Neville acquired a 50% stake of e3creative with his business partner Ged Tivey.
Moving forwards, Welsh aspires to continue affirming partnerships whether that is with the agency’s nominated charity, The Factory Youth Zone, or the brands e3creative works with.
“The vision for e3creative is not about size or revenue – we have major aspirations to collaborate with the influential brands that we’re aligned to. Our focus now is to unlock partnerships with businesses that inspire the world and use digital to activate.”
e3creative appeared on UKFast’s podcast and discussed entrepreneurship and partnership milestones. Click the link and have a listen here