After being based in Hartlepool for over two years, mm&d have taken the decision to relocate to Stockton where they previously spent eight successful years.
Mark Skirving, Digital Director at mm&d, said: ‘We were very impressed with the newly built spaces on offer at Fusion Hive. The offices are bright and vibrant and are inspiring places to work and entertain clients. The location is perfect for servicing our Teesside-based customers, but also offers great transport links to the rest of the country.’
The marketing agency provides a wide range of services including website design and development, as well as graphic design and print. Mark added: “Our management team are all born and bred in Stockton and we are really excited about the plans for the Northshore area of the town. There is great support on offer from Stockton Council and Teesside University and we hope that there will be lots of opportunities to work in partnership with the other businesses in Fusion Hive.
‘There are similar examples of this kind of working environment working really well, including Boho in Middlesbrough. We hope this will lead to a large growth in the digital sector in Teesside over the coming years.’
With a new senior website developer joining the team, it is an exciting time for the company which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. The company was also recently named Creative Business of the Year at the Hartlepool Business Awards.
‘We have had a great start to 2016 in particular the work we do with schools. We are close to launching a new sub-brand for the services we provide to the education sector, which will play a big part to our business plan for the next 12 months.’
Fusion Hive is a purpose-built flexible workspace for growing technology and creative businesses.
Operated by Teesside University, the state-of-the-art workspace offers the ideal environment for business collaboration. It also gives members access to the University’s significant business networks, expertise and training provision, and help in sourcing potential funding.
Laura Woods, Director of The Forge, Teesside University’s Business Hub, said: ‘Fusion Hive offers excellent opportunities for businesses to interact and generate new business leads. We are delighted to welcome mm&d to Fusion Hive where they will be joining a fantastic community of innovative creative and digital businesses.’
Photo: mm&d management team (left to right): Digital Director Mark Skirving, Business Development Manager Owain Jenkins, and Design Director Gavin Hatton.