Search-based digital marketing agency Spannerworks scooped the award for Business Growth at the regional Brighton and Hove Business Awards (BAHBAs) last night.
The award acknowledged Spannerworks as one of the fastest growing businesses in Brighton, with a 90 per cent rise in headcount over the past year.
In February it was acquired by iCrossing, the world’s largest independent digital marketing agency, turning it overnight into a multi-million-pound concern. Headquartered in Brighton, Spannerworks currently employs over 90 people across its Brighton and London offices.
Its client list includes BT, Virgin, Sainsbury’s Bank and HBOS.
Arjo Ghosh, chief executive officer of Spannerworks, comments: “This BAHBA award means a lot to us, as I firmly believe that the company’s success is linked to its continued investment in people. Brighton is a city that embraces many cultures, attracts amazing people, encourages creativity and offers a refreshing perspective on what success really means…to enjoy what you do.
“Our vision has always been to build an organisation that’s at the cutting-edge of the digital marketing revolution, delivering exceptional work and brilliant thinking. We are therefore delighted to be recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in the region.”
The BAHBAs were established in 2004 to celebrate the wealth of entrepreneurial and creative talent in Brighton and Hove, and to help raise the profile of the city. About 500 people from 100 companies attended last night’s ceremony at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.
Spannerworks is a search-based digital marketing agency, specialising in natural search optimisation, paid search, social media and display. The company was founded in the UK in 1997 and acquired by US digital marketing agency iCrossing in February 2007. Spannerworks has proven expertise in the retail, automotive, financial and travel sectors. Its current clients include Best Western Hotels, HBOS and BT.
About iCrossing Inc.
iCrossing Inc. is the largest independent global digital marketing company. Through its operating units – flagship digital marketing agency iCrossing, user and brand experience agency Proxicom, UK-based search and social marketing agency Spannerworks, and marketing technology provider Sharp Analytics – the company combines world class digital marketing services with innovative digital marketing technologies to connect global brands with their customers. iCrossing Inc.’s clients include Travelocity, Toyota and 40 of the Fortune 500 including The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors, Chevron and DuPont. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company has 550 employees in 12 offices across the US and UK.