Good things come in threes for design company

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A CREATIVE design company had marked its third birthday with a trio of important milestones.

Purple Creative Studio, based in the outskirts of Richmond, North Yorkshire has doubled staff numbers; moved into spacious high-tech offices and re-branded.
Established by Phil Upton and Allan Guy to provide web-based consultancy the company’s services have grown to such an extent that it has taken on two graduate employees.
The new appointments are helping the firm to provide extended consultancy services including Google apps for business and on-demand cloud services, which will complement the growing branding and printed media side of its portfolio.
“Between us, Allan and I have around 45 years of creative design and IT experience on which we have built the reputation of the company,” said Mr  Upton. “However, things are moving very fast in this area and we wanted to recruit members of staff who not only have creative skills but are bang up-to-date with the latest technological developments.
“We are very excited about the future, as the rapidly changing landscape of information technology continues to bring new opportunities and smarter ways of working for us and our clients,” he added.
Both of the new recruits are from the Richmond area, supporting the company’s policy of providing skilled local employment. Andrew Birks, 23, has a degree in Applied Computing from Northumbria University and joined the team in December 2011. Wil Jones (CORRECT), 21, joined on an internship last summer after graduating from Loughborough University and was given a permanent position in September.
To mark this new business focus, the company has changed its name from Purple Creative Services to Purple Creative Studio which is reflected in its own new branding and website
The company has also moved into a studio at the heart of the Aske Stables business park on the outskirts of Richmond. Lord Ronaldshay, the owner of the premises, said: “It is incredible what Phil and Allan have achieved in such a short space of time, particularly against the current economic backdrop which makes any expansion so difficult. I hope the future continues to hold good things for them.”



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