Agency round-up: Purpose Media; Ballyhoo PR

Matt Wheatcroft
X The Business Desk

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Derbyshire-based digital, web development, creative and video agency, Purpose Media, has secured a “significant” contract to help local businesses move online and grow their sales and presence.

The agency’s team has been tasked with delivering on the new Chesterfield Digital High Street project that will help 120 traditional bricks and mortar companies move online and grow their sales. Funded by Chesterfield Borough Council and delivered by East Midlands Chamber, businesses can apply to set up a digital presence – supported by grants and expert advice – so they can increase their opportunities to trade online and get their brand noticed.

Matt Wheatcroft, managing director at Purpose Media, said: “We are delighted to partner up with Chesterfield Borough Council and East Midlands Chamber on this initiative that will benefit businesses across Chesterfield.

“In times like these, trading online could be the difference between growing or losing your business and our team of experts are here to help owners bolster their sales and support their move to digital. Our team are here to help and we look forward to supporting businesses both locally and across the UK.”

A Northamptonshire-based PR agency has moved into new premises in Lamport, marking the start of a new chapter for the team.

Laura Smith, Katie Macdonald, Emma Speirs and Catherine Bontoft

Ballyhoo PR’s move into a 600 sq ft converted coach house on Lamport Manor will give the team of four a base where they can all work side by side for the first time.

The company was previously based in a serviced office at the 3e Hub on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby but decided to terminate the lease in October 2020 after Covid-19 meant the team had been working remotely since March.

Director Emma Speir said: “PR is all about building relationships, not just with the media, but also with our clients, local community and each other. This new working environment is everything we need at just the right time. It starts the beginning of a new chapter for Ballyhoo PR and a new way of working for the four of us.”