To celebrate a surge in growth, a Northumberland-based creative agency has moved from its office in Blyth to a new 1,900 sq.ft premises in Cramlington, trebling its capacity to cater for its growing team.
Canny Creative has taken on four new starters in as many months and has reached £450,000 turnover for the first time since its inception – largely due to its international client base.
Founded in 2015 by Tony Hardy and Adrienne Hughes, Canny Creative now boasts 10 team members ranging from brand specialists to content creators and thanks to its aggressive growth strategy has clients based in every continent.
Co-founder, Mr Hardy said of Canny Creative’s growth: “When we started back in 2015 we had big ambitions and a clear goal to become an international branding agency. That may sound bold given that we were working from a small office in Blyth but we were confident we could get there.
“We have clients in every continent now which is something we are all incredibly proud of. Some are here in the North East such as DP Fasteners but the majority of our clients are in North America, Australia, and the Middle East.
“More and more of our clients were asking us for additional services such as videography so rather than outsource it, we hired more people. The new offices can comfortably fit around 25 people so we have future proofed the business from a capacity perspective.”
Co-founder, Mrs Hughes added: “We have massive ambitions to grow the business even further. This year we will be looking to fill more roles, especially when it comes to video production and business development.
“The new office has a separate media room enabling us to create videos in a much more streamlined and effective way.”
Looking to the future of Canny Creative, Mr Hardy concluded: “Given the locations of our clients, it would be sensible to start to open offices overseas and place key people in them to grow our presence more in the likes of the USA, Canada, and Australia.
“It’s an extremely exciting growth phase for us and we can’t wait to see where we will be in the next five years.”
Canny Creative is a creative agency operating primarily in the care, technology and FMCG sectors. It specialises in brand, web design and development, content marketing, and video production.