Directors and staff at e-commerce website developers and on-line marketing specialists Purpose Media are celebrating the companies fifth anniversary.
Purpose Media was founded in October 2008 by fellow Director’s Matt Wheatcroft and Tim Lenton, who had previously worked together at a government funded business advice agency. Faced with redundancy, the pair established Purpose Media and their old team soon followed, which included Rob Marshall who is also a director.
Initially the company was located in one of the business incubator units at the Mansfield I-Centre, until a strategic review in 2011, when the company began focusing on e-commerce websites, which was where their skill-sets had the most technical expertise. Over the last five years, the company has worked hard to be one of the few web developers and SEO specialists who can provide tangible reports and analysis showing how their expertise can increase on-line sales and visitors. Recent statistical figures have shown that the e-commerce sites that they have developed and are now managing the on-line marketing for have delivered over £20 million in revenue for its clients.
Five years later, the company now owns modern offices on a business park located near junction 28 of the M1, on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire borders. This allows it to service over 600 clients from across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. It employs twelve staff and has won numerous business awards including business of the year, team of the year, apprentice of the year and entrepreneur of the year. The company has ambitious plans and aspires to reach a turnover of £1million by 2015.
Commenting, Managing Director Matt Wheatcroft said, “We are all really proud of our commercial achievements, but we are also proud of the role we have played in helping the local community. As a business we are committed to youth achievement by employing school leavers as apprentices and nurturing their skills towards becoming fully qualified experienced specialists. We also organise events for local charities, and raise between £3,000 and £6,000 each year.”