Digital consultancy opens North West office as part of expansion drive

Mark Dore

A digital consultancy has opened a new North West office linked to its rebranding.

CreateFuture has today (June 12) been unveiled as the new name of the consultancy and delivery partner formerly known as xDesign.

This coincides with the expansion of its UK presence by officially launching new offices in Manchester and London.

The news follows a year of positive momentum for the Edinburgh-based company which, over the past year, has acquired innovation and design agency, CreateFuture, from which it now takes its new name, while attracting minority investment from Soho Square Capital to support its UK expansion plans.

Founder and CEO, Euan Andrews, said: “As well as unveiling our new name and brand, the launch of our new offices in Manchester and London only adds to the buzz that currently surrounds the company.

“Both cities are home to a large number of our clients, as well as being huge centres of global tech investment.

“Our presence in both is vital as we continue on our growth journey and with our mission to build digital solutions that have real-world impacts.”

The new Manchester office is located in the city centre and is headed up by Mark Dore, CreateFuture’s Head of North England.

He joins CreateFuture from competitor Accenture and will be responsible for bolstering the company’s presence across Northern England – also overseeing operations out of the company’s Leeds office.

He said: “Launching our Manchester office is yet another huge step forward in the CreateFuture story.

“Manchester has always been the engine room of innovation in the UK, and is officially the biggest tech hub outside of London.

“It’s no surprise, then, that CreateFuture wants a piece of the action to continue the positive momentum it’s started in the north of the UK.”

He added: “We know that a strong team dynamic is critical to success.

“Expanding our physical presence in Manchester and London will support us in further consolidating our client relationships, help us play an even bigger role in local tech communities, and provide our teams with a space where they can come together, collaborate on client challenges – and most importantly – have fun in the process.”