Pop open the bubbly because today marks our 10th birthday. We’re delighted to be celebrating our first decade in business, having grown from a two-man start-up with zero assets to a £2m-turnover company employing 30 full-time members of staff.
Purpose Media started life as a web development agency, based in the Mansfield i-Centre, by founding directors Matt Wheatcroft and Tim Lenton, after they left their jobs with a funding organisation when their contracts came to an end.
They were joined on day one by Matt’s wife, Sam and, initially, set about establishing a business which would replicate their former salaries.
As the business grew, we took on bigger projects and more staff, before purchasing its first premises on The Village business park, in South Normanton, in 2012.
In 2015, Matt and Tim made the decision to expand our offering from just building websites and ecommerce platforms and move towards being a full-service marketing agency.
Over the next two years, we set about acquiring or recruiting industry experts to its in-house team, so it could offer a range of marketing solutions to its clients, including creative design, digital marketing, video, content and PR.
Today, Purpose Media employs 30 people and has an annual turnover of circa £2m. We also own 5,000 sq ft of commercial workspace in South Normanton, following the purchase of the two units adjacent to our existing head office, and operate an office in London.
Over the years, we have worked with hundreds of clients from local SMEs like Whitemeadow Furniture, MX Display and On Event Production Co., to professional sports clubs including Derby County Football Club and Middlesex County Cricket Club, business support organisations like the British Chambers of Commerce, and global firms including True Refrigeration and Pattonair.
Matt, our MD, said: “We started Purpose Media back in 2008 as a lifestyle business and at that time, we’d have never imagined it growing into one of the biggest and most respected agencies outside of London, offering a full range of marketing solutions to clients.
“It’s been a fantastic ten years and we wouldn’t have been able to grow the business as we have without the hard work, commitment and dedication of the whole team here at Purpose Media.
“The business has changed dramatically in the past ten years. Although ecommerce and website development is still a big part of what we do, we are now a highly-creative agency that works in collaboration with our clients as an extension to their team, or a complete outsourced marketing department, to help them achieve more.”
How Purpose Media can help you achieve more from your marketing
Marketing your own business can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
Always results-focused, we help you understand our processes and the actions we’re taking. We’ll talk you through the key facts and figures, and give our guidance in plain English, so it’s easy to understand.
Our purpose has always been to help our clients achieve their business goals – it’s that simple.
So, if you need help creating a marketing campaign or a results-focused strategy for your business, we’ve got your back. We get a buzz from seeing our clients grow.
A team that understands. The creativity to bring ideas to life. The technology to make them deliver.