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Newcastle digital products agency grows through national work

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NE6, from left, Steven Symonds with Steven Gibbons

A Newcastle-based creative digital agency is driving growth by focusing on new technologies and securing business from beyond the North East.

NE6, founded almost two years ago by Steven Symonds and Steven Gibbons, is on target to break through £1m in revenue within the next 12-18 months. The team is set to expand to 15 – 20 people.

The fast-growing agency is building its reputation both within and outside of the region as a leading digital products and applications design studio. Significant new work is being secured through its specialist skills in React technology – a cutting-edge JavaScript library created by Facebook and increasingly used for building complex digital products.

Founder and director Steven Gibbons explained: “We have built a really strong team of skilled developers who are able to design and create a broad range of digital products. We tend to work in React technology and are lucky to have a fantastic in-house team.

“Our projects stretch from highly responsive websites and fairly simple apps to complex, data-driven platforms.”

A good example of this is seen in the work already done for Ludlow-based Premier Medical Group. During this summer, Premier Medical partnered with NE6 to streamline the company’s digital evidence reporting process for helping customers win clinical negligence cases. Within three months a specialist Digiportal was developed, slashing report creation time from 1-2 days to just five minutes. NE6 continues to work with Premier Medical developing several new digital products.

NE6 is carving out quite a niche in the MedTech sector with a range of projects and clients that also includes bio-medical company Tecrea. More recently, NE6 has formed a strategic partnership with healthcare marketing specialist Onyx Health to target and strengthen business links in the sector.

Other large regional clients that NE6 has secured and is working with include high-end estate agent Sanderson Young and rapidly expanding energy broker Northern Gas and Power. The company has also undertaken web projects for Yorkshire housebuilder Stonebridge Homes.

Steven Symonds, NE6 founder and director, said: “We’re really proud of our North East roots but we see our opportunity as national. We have the skills and talent to take on the best, whether that’s in London, the south-east, Midlands, or Yorkshire.
“Technology has few boundaries and geography will not hamper the growth of NE6. And while we’re establishing strong credentials in certain areas like BioTech and the built environment, we are not sector specific.

“We’ve recently started working with Pin Point Recruitment, building a new business platform for the team. One of our first modules is a new pay slip portal built in React JS.”

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